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
17 Oct 2019
International day for the eradication of poverty
Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. PIDG’s strategy is aligned to the SDGs and aims to deliver high-impact development to combat poverty in rural and remote populations, to increase the supply of jobs, improve livelihoods and create essential links to urban areas.
04 Oct 2019
Acorn housing, Nairobi - GuarantCo provides first ever green bond in Kenya and EAIF makes first affordable housing investment
“The UK is mobilising private sector investment to help African nations make the most of their enormous potential. We are leading the way in the listing of green bonds, with over 100 bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange. The growth of the green bond market in East Africa is supporting vital climate resilient infrastructure and helping provide 5,000 students in Kenya with environmentally-friendly, affordable housing" UK Secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma
03 Oct 2019
GuarantCo with Standard Chartered Bank to provide a US$ 50 million dual currency guarantee backed loan for K-Electric, Pakistan
GuarantCo with Standard Chartered Bank to provide a US$ 50 million dual currency guarantee backed loan for K-Electric to support aerial bundled cable roll-out and smart grid solutions in Karachi, Pakistan
25 Sep 2019
PIDG Pathfinder, new quarterly newsletter September 2019
The new PIDG Pathfinder quarterly newsletter is published.
02 Jul 2019
Swiss-African Business Circle, 7th Annual Africa Business Day
PIDG CEO, Philippe Valahu, CEO, gave a keynote speech at the Africa Business Day in Zug, Switzerland
20 May 2019
Blended Finance Collaboration workshop, UKEF, PIDG and CDC
UK Export Finance (UKEF), PIDG and CDC held an all-day workshop on Friday, 17th May to improve the understanding of each organisation’s scope, to identify areas for collaboration.