Queen Alia International Airport (MIGA-53bc777e18)

Countries
  • Jordan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Feb 28, 2018
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Borrower
Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS
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Sectors
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Guarantee
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 195.15 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Disclosed by Bank Jan 18, 2018


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Project 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
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Private Actors
Contact Information
  • Mr. Omri Gainsburg
  • Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS
  • 4, Place de l’Opera
  • 75002 Paris
  • FRANCE
  • Email : ogainsburg@meridiam.com
  • Tel: + 33 1 53 34 96 96
  • Fax: +33 1 53 34 96 99

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