17 Aug 2021
PIDG Pulse Episode #6: Kenya Capital Markets
In this episode, we discuss Kenya’s clear commitment to embracing change, we explore key projects PIDG has enabled, including the Acorn Affordable Student Accommodation and Kenya credit enhancement facility, and we highlight the opportunities presented by Kenya’s new strategic partnership with the UK.
21 May 2021
GuarantCo provides Acre Impact Capital with catalytic funding to invest in infrastructure projects across Africa
GuarantCo, through PIDG TA and The Rockefeller Foundation, have provided Acre Impact Capital with catalytic funding to make debt investments in infrastructure projects that provide access to essential services to vulnerable populations in Africa.
22 Dec 2020
Highlights of the PIDG year, 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for us all. Find out how the PIDG Group and our partners stepped up and took on the challenges of the year in this video
08 Dec 2020
PIDG Pathfinder newsletter Autumn / Winter 2020
The PIDG Pathfinder Autumn / Winter newsletter is out.
29 Jan 2020
PIDG CEO Philippe Valahu at the 2020 Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference, Paris
At the 2020 conference, themed Aligning finance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), PIDG CEO Philippe Valahu, asks if the sense of urgency is 'real' or is it 'just talk' when the discourse turns to the 'billions to trillions' agenda.
28 Jan 2020
2020 Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference
Our experts have been speaking on a panel at the 2020 Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference at the OECD in Paris.
20 Jan 2020
London Stock Exchange welcomes its first Kenya shilling corporate bond on the ISM, Acorn Holdings, guaranteed by GuarantCo
London Stock Exchange welcomes its first Kenya shilling corporate bond on the ISM, Acorn Holdings, guaranteed by GuarantCo, to finance clean, safe, affordable and green-certified accommodation for 5,000 students in Nairobi - First ever green bond in Kenya - First project bond in Kenya - Rated B1 by Moody’s - higher than the sovereign bond rating
13 Jan 2020
Acorn Holdings, student accommodation developer in Kenya, listed on Nairobi securities exchange
The Nairobi Securities Exchange welcomes its first green bond issue, Acorn Holdings, guaranteed by GuarantCo and with EAIF as its largest investor, that will finance clean, safe, affordable and green-certified accommodation for 5,000 students in Nairobi;
19 Dec 2019
PIDG Pathfinder newsletter, winter 2019
Welcome to the second issue of PIDG Pathfinder. Lorna McNae of InfraCo Africa shares the background to a powerful video of the Chiansi irrigation project. Prabaljit Sarkar of InfraCo Asia, recounts the challenges and eventual successful completion of the Ninh Thuan solar power plant in Vietnam, and Emilio Cattaneo of EAIF, reflects on his recent visit to Ghana with a high-level UK government delegation to see the progress of two of our projects, Cenpower and Quantum Terminals.
03 Dec 2019
Kékéli Efficient Power Project, Togo, west Africa
GuarantCo provides XOF 14.2 billion Liquidity Extension Guarantee to finance the construction of a 65MW natural gas-fired thermal plant providing electricity to nearly 20% of the population in Togo and supporting the Government of Togo to address the country’s power deficit.
03 Dec 2019
Kacific broadband satellites, Asia Pacific islands
GuarantCo guarantees European institutional investor alongside Asian Development Bank in co-financing agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites to provide affordable, high-speed broadband in Asia and the Pacific islands region
30 Oct 2019
GuarantCo supports the employment and training of Jordanian youth and Syrian refugees
GuarantCo supports the employment and training of Jordanian youth and Syrian refugees through provision of a USD 42.5 million guarantee for Classic Fashion Apparel Industry to expand garment manufacturing facilities in Jordan