Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, October 22, 2013
—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and IFC Capitalization Fund have mobilized up to $111 million in financing for Khan Bank, Mongolia’s biggest lender. This investment will boost Khan Bank’s capital base and expand access to finance for small and medium enterprises.
IFC will commit a $10 million senior loan and the IFC Capitalization Fund, managed by the IFC Asset Management Company, will provide a $40 million subordinated loan to strengthen the Mongolian lender’s capital base.
In addition, IFC has mobilized funding from other financial institutions. The International Investment Bank has committed a $10 million parallel loan. Other institutions including AKA Export Finance Bank, DHB Bank (Nederland) N.V., ING Bank N.V., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., RosEvroBank JSCB, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have committed syndicated loans of $31 million. The OPEC Fund for International Development is finalizing the commitment of another $20 million parallel loan.
“We are delighted to continue our strong relationship with IFC whose support has enabled us to diversify and improve our long-term funding base,” said Norihiko Kato, Khan Bank’s chief executive officer.
The financing signals IFC’s long-term confidence in the Mongolian market and is expected to pave the way for additional funding from other financial institutions. Furthermore, the deal marks the first IFC-arranged syndication for Mongolia.
“IFC is increasing its investment and support for Mongolia’s banking sector to help the country sustain its long-term economic growth,” said Tuyen Nguyen, IFC’s resident representative in Mongolia. “The financing mobilized by IFC will help ensure that more of Mongolia’s 2.8 million people benefit from the country’s development and advance the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in developing countries.”
IFC became Khan Bank’s shareholder in 2004, providing financing and advisory services over the past 10 years. Khan Bank is the largest bank in Mongolia in terms of assets with a network that reaches about 80 percent of Mongolian households.
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About IFC Asset Management Company
A wholly-owned subsidiary of IFC, IFC Asset Management Company, LLC is IFC's fund management arm. AMC invests third-party capital alongside IFC, enabling outside investors to benefit from IFC’s expertise in achieving strong returns, as well as positive development impact, in the countries in which it invests. AMC manages over $6 billion of capital across six investment funds, including one fund of funds.
About IFC Capitalization Fund
The IFC Capitalization Fund is a global equity and subordinated debt fund supported by commitments from IFC and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. It aims to strengthen banks considered vital to the financial system of emerging markets.
About Japan Bank for International Cooperation
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