Case Study 19

A leading West African Regional DFI with a presence in 15 West African countries was focused on helping Member States meet their infrastructural, social and institutional challenges. Their growing sustainable agriculture portfolio addressed the agro supply chain challenges in the continent, and was therefore catalytic to West Africa’s growth and stability. A competitive funding facility of XOF 16 Billion (equivalent to Euro 25 Million) was needed to foster its onward lending that would help improve agricultural value chains in the ECOWAS region.

Blend’s FI team leveraged its expertise in advising bespoke financing solutions for Regional DFIs, and secured a competitive 7-year Senior Loan facility which was concordant with the bank’s onward lending model. The deal fostered the agenda of the Regional DFI and met the mandate of our Lending Partner; facilitating financial access to smallholder farmers, sustaining the livelihood of the agricultural community, and giving a fillip to West Africa’s local agriculture industry.

Blend reinforces its commitment to provide innovative capital and liquidity solutions to FIs, with mandates of USD 3.5+ Billion for over 52 FIs across Africa, CIS, and Asia.

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