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4 April 2022

InfraCredit, FSD Africa Sign Technical Assistance Agreement to Unlock Climate-Aligned Local Currency Infrastructure Bonds in Nigeria

 Lagos: 4th April 2022

We have signed a Technical Assistance Agreement with InfraCredit, a ‘AAA”(NG) rated specialised infrastructure credit guarantee institution in Nigeria, under which we will provide funding for technical assistance to support pre-feasibility studies as well as the pre-transaction and transaction costs, including the design of innovative financing solutions for eligible projects that can issue climate-aligned local currency infrastructure bonds.

The successful implementation of the project will enable up to ten climate aligned infrastructure projects reach financial close, support new job creation and enable more capital markets instruments to be issued to institutional investors.

FSD Africa is pleased to facilitate the design of innovative financial markets products that will support institutions like InfraCredit provide access to inclusive capital. Our technical assistance will support the design of a vital climate-focused infrastructure facility that will bridge short term greenfield capital with long-term capital markets funds. Our partnership with InfraCredit intends to spur increased access to long-term finance and build financial sector resilience and environmental sustainability through local credit enhancement facilities (Guarantees) provided by InfraCredit.
Mark Napier, CEO – FSD Africa

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