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About GuarantCo

GuarantCo was established to help address and overcome existing constraints in the supply of local financing to infrastructure projects and to help the development of local financial markets. GuarantCo is managed by FMFM, sponsored by four European governments and governed by a Board of Directors.

Enabling long term infrastructure finance in local currency
Key facts and figures
Summary of GuarantCo
PIDG Facilities
PIDG Mission
Key Stakeholders
GuarantCo's portfolio
Why local currency?
Our mandate
GuarantCo additionality
Zenith Bank
Quantum Terminals
Approval process
The team
GuarantCo eligible countries map
GuarantCo eligible countries list

FMFM

Frontier Markets Fund Managers, based in London, UK, arranges and structures transactions for GuarantCo and acts as the point of contact for GuarantCo.

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Sponsors

GuarantCo is sponsored by the goverments of UK, Sweden, Switzerland and Netherlands through the Private Infrastructure Development Group and FMO

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GUARANTCO BOARD

GuarantCo’s board sets the strategy and policy of the company, and is responsible in particular for approving projects

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Milestones

2005

  • GCo incorporated as a Mauritian company and tender launched for a new manager
  • GuarantCo signs first deal – Celtel Kenya

2006

  • FMFM appointed as manager to GuarantCo

2009

  • GuarantCo signs leverage facility with Barclays and KfW
  • GuarantCo's cumulative deals cross $100m

2010

  • GuarantCo’s equity reaches $100m

2012

  • GuarantCo cumulative deals cross $200m
  • GuarantCo extends leverage facility and adds FMO to increase guarantee capacity to $250m

2013

  • GuarantCo's equity reaches $200m
  • GuarantCo signs its 25th deal

2014

  • GuarantCo's cumulative deals cross $300m
  • GuarantCo achieves independent ratings of AAA (Bloomfield, AA- (Fitch) and A1 Moody's
  • GuarantCo's capacity crosses $500m

2015

  • All ratings reaffirmed

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