Principal Advisers to GuarantCo:
Frontier Markets Fund Managers (“FMFM”) (formerly known as Emerging Africa Advisers), are the principal advisers to GuarantCo. Any queries relating to the GuarantCo should be addressed to them in the first instance (see Contact).
Manager of GuarantCo:
Frontier Markets Fund Managers Limited (“FMFML”) is the manager and supplier of support services to GuarantCo. Its shareholders are Standard Bank Group (as the lead sponsor) and FMO of the Netherlands and Emerging Markets Partnership (“EMP”) of the USA (as joint venture partners).
www.standardbank.com www.fmo.nl/ http://www.empwdc.com/
GuarantCo's Key Sponsors:
The Private Infrastructure Development Group mobilises private sector investment to assist developing countries in providing infrastructure vital to boosting their economic growth, and combating poverty.
The UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for promoting development and the reduction of poverty.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands promotes the interests of the Kingdom of Netherlands abroad.
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is the Swiss Confederation's competence centre for all core issues relating to economic policy.
Swedish International Development Coorperation Agency
Sweedish International Development Coorperation Agency (Sida) is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world.
International Finance Corporation
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.
Austrian Development Agency
Austrian Development Agency (ADA) is the Operational Unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). It is incharge of implementing all bilateral programmes and projects in ADC's partner countries and administers the budget earmarked for this.
Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland's programme of assistance to developing countries.
GuarantCo's shares are held by the PIDG Trust and by FMO.
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO), which translates to the Netherlands Development Finance Company is the Dutch development bank; They invest in companies, projects and financial institutions in developing countries
Other PIDG links:
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (“EAIF”) is a Public Private Partnership able to provide long-term USD or EUR denominated debt or mezzanine finance on commercial terms to finance the construction and development of private infrastructure in 45 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. EAIF is able to provide between US$ 10 million to US$ 36.5 million (or its equivalent in EUR) to projects across a wide range of sectors including telecoms, transport, water and power amongst others.
InfraCo aims to stimulate greater private investment in African and Asian infrastructure development by acting as a principal project developer. They are able to take the earliest and highest risks in the development of infrastructure transactions, with the aim of selling them to investors once a full development process has been completed. Their involvement is designed to catalyze new investment in water, power, transport and other related sectors.