Yoma Micropower (IFC-43413)

  • Myanmar
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Investment Type(s)
Equity, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 57.40 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 204.00 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.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 25, 2021

Disclosed by Bank May 30, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the bank document, "the proposed project is a follow-up investment in Yoma Micro Power (S) Pte. Limited (“YMP” or the “company”) for an amount of up to US$87.4 million, comprising:

1/ An IFC A Loan of US$30 million and additional equity of US$7.4 million, and

2/ US$20 million of mobilized loan.

YMP is a distributed generation developer providing solar power to telecom towers and clients located in off-grid areas in Myanmar.

Up to date, the company has implemented 250 tower sites across Myanmar, and this proposed investment by IFC (the “Project”) will support the company’s expansion over the coming 5 years to

(i) 2,000 tower Distributed Generation (DG) sites (including up to several hundred corresponding community electrification sites), totaling an installed capacity of about 30 Mega Watts across Myanmar; and

(ii) to provide installations of rooftop solar power to C&I clients.

Each YMP Photo Voltaic (PV) ground station has on average a land footprint of about 1 acre. The Project spans over 2,000 tower sites, 375 community electrification sites and 30MWs of C&I rooftop power within Myanmar.   "

Investment Description
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The total project cost is expected to be approximately US$ 204 million, to be financed with a combination of debt, equity and internal accruals.

The proposed IFC investment is an IFC A Loan of US$30 million, MCPP Loan of US$20 million, and IFC’s fresh equity of US$7 million.

Private Actors Description
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 The Company is currently owned by Yoma Strategic Holdings (35%), IFC through InfraVentures (30%), Norfund (30%) and Mr. Alakesh Chetia (CEO) (5%).     

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - KLP Norfund Investments Investor -
- - - - Yoma Micro Power Pte. Ltd. Client -
- - - - Yoma Strategic Holdings Parent Company -

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1/ The Project Contact

Yoma Micro Power Myanmar Limited
Contact: Alakesh Chetia - CEO
Phone number: +95 9261792392
Email: alakesh.chetia@yomamicropower.com
Address: The Campus1 Office Park, Rain Tree DrivePun Hlaing Estate, Hlaing Thayar TownshipYangon 11401, Myanmar
Website: https://www.yomamicropower.com

2/ IFC Contact

General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

3/ Local Access for Project Document

The Campus
1 Office Park, Rain Tree Drive
Pun Hlaing Estate, Hlaing Thayar Township
Yangon 11401, Myanmar


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