Sucden CdI (IFC-47216)

  • Ivory Coast
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Abidjan, San Pedro, and others
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 15, 2023
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.
SUCDEN S.A. (Sucres et Denrees SA), SUCDEN Cote d’Ivoire
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 109.58 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 100
Converted using 2023-06-27 exchange rate.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 30, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jun 27, 2023

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Project Description
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The proposed investment is an up to €100m syndicated term loan on a Unsecured Covenant Light basis (1-year maturity, renewable/re-committed annually, for up to 4 years in aggregate) by IFC to SUCDEN Cote d’Ivoire (SUCDEN-CI) and its parent company SUCDEN S.A. (the Group) to finance the procurement and export of cocoa beans from Cote d’Ivoire.
Overall, the Group sources around 150,000 tons per annum of cocoa beans from CI of which a min 60,000 tpa is through SUCDEN-CI and is sustainable (traceable and the majority is subjected to 3rd party certification and/or similar E&S requirements from SUCDEN-CI’s customers); the remainder is sourced through other exporters.
IFC financing will support SUCDEN-CI and Sucden SA, hence it will be financing all sustainable cocoa beans sourced by them.
SUCDEN-CI does not own any farms nor is expected to own any farm as part of this financing. The supply chain of SUCDEN-CI consists of both cooperatives and intermediaries, with the majority (80%) being cooperatives. The beans are sourced from smallholder farmers who are either members of those co-operatives or who sell to the same intermediaries every year.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by Bloomberg, Sucres et Denrees (SUCDEN SA) distributes food products. The Company offers sugar, cocoa, coffee, and ethanol, as well as processing, logistics, distribution, merchandising, financing, research, and risk management services. Sucres et Denrees serves customers worldwide.
Sucden is an Ivory Coast licensed cocoa exporter. 

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Sucres et Denrees SA Client Agriculture and Forestry

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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: +1 202-473-3800
Fax: +1 202-974-4384

Borrower - SUCDEN Cote d’Ivoire:

Mr. Simon RENOU - Directeur
Phone: +225 27 24 38 31 74
Address: 15 BP 727 Abidjan 15, Zone Industrielle Vridi Tri Postal


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