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.
30 Apr 2019
GuarantCo launches Study of Bangladesh Bond Market at Local Capital Market Infrastructure Financing Conference in Dhaka
Playing a pro-active role in the development of a bond market in Bangladesh
19 Dec 2018
Gabon Special Economic Zone issues first tranche of XAF 33 billion corporate bond programme
GuarantCo has credit enhanced the first XAF 14.3 billion (USD 24.7 million) tranche of a total XAF 33 billion (USD 57 million) corporate bond programme.
27 Nov 2018
Sindicatum Renewable Energy lists INR and PHP Green Bonds
GuarantCo-guaranteed Green Bonds to finance renewable energy projects in India and the Philippines.
23 Nov 2018
Quantum Terminals Group lists GHS 45 million bond to support LPG storage in Ghana
First local currency corporate bond from Ghana and West Africa to list on the London Stock Exchange.
31 Oct 2018
Second tranche of Mixta Nigeria NGN 7.5 billion bond programme issued
Refinancing of shorter-term expensive local debt into longer tenured instruments will secure development of 5,000 affordable houses.
31 Oct 2018
25% electricity boost for Mali as €122 million power station opens
Project demonstrates value of PIDG companies’ collaborative blended finance approach.