• South Africa
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Die Humansdorpse Landbou Kooperasie Beperk
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 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 @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jun 24, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jun 14, 2021

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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the investment involves a proposed USD 20 mln term loan (consisting of a subordinated and a senior tranche) to Die Koop Finansiering, a subsidiary of The Co-op that was set up to attract financing for The Co-op's long-term financing activities.


Investment Description
Private Actors Description

Die Humansdorpse Landbou Kooperasie Beperk ("The Co-op") is an agricultural business in South Africa that is structured as a cooperative and owned by its ~1,800 farmer members. The Co-op has its head office in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa and is a typical agri-services company that provides inputs, financing, and post-harvesting services to its farmer members. It owns a network of 34 trading branches, runs business units specialized in irrigation, alternative energy and netting, and operates the 3rd largest feed mill in the Eastern Cape. As a strategic partner and financier, The Co-op is actively involved in a number of Black Economic Empowerment ("BEE") agricultural development projects that aim to empower disadvantaged black community members and turn them into commercial farmers.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Die Humansdorpse Landbou Kooperasie Beperk Client Agriculture and Forestry

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