Queen Alia International Airport (MIGA-14068)

  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 28, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS
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  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 195.15 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Aug 19, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jan 18, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The current Project refers to the potential acquisition of a direct or indirect stake in the share capital of AIG in the context of a sell-off considered by all or part of AIG's existing shareholders. MIGA was approached by certain of the new interested investors to cover their equity and/or quasi-equity investment into AIG against the risks of Breach of Contract, Expropriation, Transfer restriction & Inconvertibility, and War & Civil Disturbance.

Construction is not applicable to this project as construction was largely completed in 2016.

In November 2007, AIG entered a 25-year concession agreement with the Government of Jordan (GoJ) for the expansion, rehabilitation, and operation of the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), originally built in 1983. Pursuant to the Concession, AIG is entrusted with the design, development, operation, administration, management, improvement and maintenance of QAIA until 2032.

The concession required that a new terminal be built and commissioned to replace the existing one (Phase 1, completed in 2013), followed by the expansion of related airport facilities (Phase 2, completed in 2016), the overall goal being to increase the airport's capacity to handle long-term traffic growth and establish it as a modern and efficient transportation asset supporting Jordan's regional and global connectivity.

The Project benefited from the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) advisory services (during the structuring and concession bidding stage) and lending services (during the financing stage) and is considered the first successful airport public-private partnership project in Jordan and the Middle East and the largest private sector investment in Jordan to date.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS Client -

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  • Mr. Omri Gainsburg
  • Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS
  • 4, Place de l’Opera
  • 75002 Paris
  • Email : ogainsburg@meridiam.com
  • Tel: + 33 1 53 34 96 96
  • Fax: +33 1 53 34 96 99


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