GTST Addax WAF and Mauritania 2023 (IFC-48045)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Gambia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bargny, Dakar, Nouadhibou, Noukchott
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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
Jul 14, 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.
Addax Energy S.A.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 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)
$ 635.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 21, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jun 14, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated on the project disclosure page, the project consists of a funded participation by IFC in two syndicated borrowing base commodity-backed trade finance facilities for up to USD 40 million each, arranged by Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking for Addax Energy S.A. to finance imports of petroleum products in Mauritania and West African countries.

IFC has previously financed Addax's imports of energy products into Mauritania since 2020 and into West African countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone starting in 2021.

Investment Description
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As stated by the IFC, the total amount of the Mauritania Facility is estimated at USD305 million, with a proposed IFC investment as a direct lender of up to USD40 million.
The total amount of the West Africa Facility is around USD335 million, with an IFC investment as a direct lender of up to USD 40 million.

Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by the IFC, Addax Energy S.A. is the trading arm of Oryx Energies SA. Oryx is a Swiss company, majority-owned by private investment group, The Addax and Oryx Group Plc. Oryx has a presence in over 15 sub-Saharan countries and it sources, supplies, stores and distributes petroleum products needed by consumers, businesses and maritime operations across sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years.

As stated on the company's website, since 1967, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking has been committed to supporting corporates, financial institutions and investors. We deliver worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance and global markets.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Oryx Energies S.A. Parent Company Energy owns Addax Energy S.A. Client Energy
The Addax and Oryx Group Plc Parent Company Energy owns Oryx Energies S.A. Parent Company Energy

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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 - Addax Energy S.A.:

Stephen Paris - Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +41 58 702 9000
Address: 12, Rue Michel-Servet, CH-1211 Geneva 12, Switzerland


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