Nakheel Palestine for Agricultural Investment (MIGA-14828)

  • Liberia
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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Voting Date
Jun 17, 2023
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Palestine Development and Investment Company, Ltd. (PADICO), Siraj Fund Management Company, others
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 16.61 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Jun 27, 2023

Disclosed by Bank May 17, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated on the project disclosure page, on May 15, 2023, MIGA issued guarantees to Palestine Development and Investment Company, Ltd. (PADICO) of the Republic of Liberia for up to $10.38 million, and on May 22, 2023, to Siraj Palestine Fund I, Limited of the Cayman Islands for up to $4.05 million and Siraj Fund Management Company of the Palestinian Territories for up to $2.18 million. The total amount of guarantees issued was up to US$16.61 million, covering equity investment into Nakheel Palestine for Agriculture Investment, a leading producer of dates in the West Bank. The guarantees were issued for a period of up to 5.5 years against the risks of expropriation and war and civil disturbance, including temporary loss of income. The guarantees were underwritten by MIGA as an administrator of the West Bank and Gaza Investment Trust Fund and MIGA's Conflict-Affected and Fragile Economies Facility.

The Project's main objective is to cultivate date palm trees and to produce high-quality dates to cover the demand in the local market and build market share in international markets. The additional investment includes the Project expansion from two to seven farms, a packaging facility for post-harvest handling of dates, a sorting and grading house, a cold storage facility, and a rooftop solar power plant, all located in Jericho, West Bank.

More specifically, the scope of the Project supported by MIGA’s guarantees includes: (i) Nakheel’s 8 farms (the two farms, Husseini and Mashroo’ Inshai, which were supported by MIGA in 2011 and an additional 6 farms acquired from 2011 to 2021), in total planted with more than 42,000 date palms; (ii) rooftop solar power plant on top of packaging and sorting/ grading facility that covers 20% of Nakheel’s electricity needs; (iii) packaging facility that serves post-harvest handling of dates including services related washing, drying, disinfestation, grading, and packing of dates; (iv) sorting and grading house that can process 20 metric tons (MT) of dates per day; and (v) cold storage facility (at -18 degrees Celsius) with a storage capacity of 2,800 MT. Packaging facility, sorting and grading house, cold storage facility and the rooftop solar plant comprise one industrial facility. All farms and Project facilities are located near the city of Jericho in West Bank and Gaza’.

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Private Actors Description
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As stated on PADICO's website, Nakheel Palestine Company was established in 2010 as a limited private shareholding company with a paid-in capital of USD 22 million, it produces the highest quality Palestinian Medjoul and Barhi dates on an area of 3.5 million sqm consisting of more than 40,000 date trees.

Since 1993, PADICO Holding has been promoting elements of development in key sectors of the Palestinian economy through its investment activities, and reasserting its place as the first leading investment group in Palestine, with an estimate of 7,000 shareholders and a paid-in capital of USD 250 million. PADICO’s investments and its listed and unlisted companies’ value exceeds USD 2 billion distributed among vital sectors across Palestine.

As stated on the company's website, Siraj Fund Management Company (SFMC) is the first dedicated Palestinian private equity fund manager, founded by Massar International in 2003 for the sole purpose of managing investment funds in Palestine. SFMC’s first fund, Siraj Palestine Fund I, was launched on February 3, 2011, with a value of $90 million USD. SFMC is currently raising its second fund at $90 million USD, Siraj Palestine Fund II, with an expected first closing in Q3 2019.

SPF I is a $90 million fund comprised of direct equity investments in viable SMEs and larger enterprises in Palestine that range from start-ups to distressed companies across various economic sectors. SFMC’s investments are intended to release the potential of these businesses, while spurring technological advancement, economic growth, job creation and innovation across Palestine.

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Client - Nakheel Palestine, Ltd.:

Address: P.O Box 18, Japan Street, Jericho, Palestine
Phone: +970 2 2320791
Fax: +970 2 2313918

Guaranteed Companies -

Palestine Development and Investment Company, Ltd.:

Phone: +970 2 2948222
Fax: +970 2 2948223
Location: P.O. Box 666, Rawabi, Palestine

Siraj Fund Management Company:

Address: 8th Floor, Massar International Building, Q Center, Rawabi, Palestine
Phone: +970 2 2825777


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