Edita II (IFC-47950)

  • Middle East and North Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 31, 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.
Edita Food Industries SAE, Edita Participation Cyprus Ltd, Edita Trade and Distribution SAE
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Construction
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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 Aug 8, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jul 31, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the IFC, the proposed investment consists of a corporate loan of up to US$45 million by IFC to support Edita Food Industries S.A.E. with Foreign Exchange (FOREX) liquidity needs for (i) working capital for importing production inputs and meeting operational expenses; (ii) addition of production lines to existing factories in Morocco and Egypt, and maintenance capital expenditure (CAPEX) investments in Egypt; (iii) CAPEX requirements for the construction of three pre-treatment/ treatment plants at three existing factories in Egypt (iv) strategic regional expansion in priority markets in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa; (v) partial refinancing of existing debt.

Edita’s operational footprint includes five production factories in Egypt, one in Morocco, and a network of distribution centers in both countries. All the production factories are located within industrial zones. Its product segments include cakes, bakery, rusks, wafers, candy, and biscuits targeting broad population segments. Edita is an IFC’s portfolio client. Edita has committed to an ESAP in 2019, which is still under implementation, and has encountered some delays for actions, including on wastewater management and supply chain risk assessment. As such, its E&S performance needs improvements through the completion of the 2019 ESAP and complemented by the ESAP agreed under this proposed investment.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by the IFC, the main shareholders of the Company are Quantum Investment BV holding, fully owned by the Berzi family, 42.67 percent of the Company’s share capital, the Bank of New York Mellon (acting as depositary bank for shares traded in the London Stock Exchange), managing 11.7 percent of the Company’s share capital, Kingsway Fund Frontier Consumer Franchises holding 9.11 percent of Company’s share capital, RIMCO EGT Investment LLC holding 5.35 percent of Company’s share capital, in addition to several shareholders holding 31.17 percent of the Company’s share capital.  

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Quantum Investment BV Investor Finance invests in Edita Food Industries Company (S.A.E) Client Industry and Trade
The Bank of New York Mellon Investor Finance invests in Edita Food Industries Company (S.A.E) Client Industry and Trade

Contact Information
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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

Client - Edita Food Industries S.A.E.:

Diana Wadid - Group Treasurer
Phone: +20 238 516 464
Email: diana.wadid@edita.com.eg
Address: P.O Box 64 El Sheikh Zayed – ZIP code 12588, 6th of October City, Egypt
Website: www.edita.com.eg 


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