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JBIC Participates in Fund Focusing on Clean Energy Investments in South Asia

  • Region: Asia
  • Environment
  • Equity Participations
NR/2011-56
December 7, 2011
  1. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; President & CEO: Hiroshi Watanabe)*1 signed on December 6 an agreement for equity participation in South Asia Clean Energy Fund, L.P. that will invest principally in clean energy and environmental sectors in South Asia. The Fund will be managed by a subsidiary of Global Environment Fund (GEF).*2 JBIC will contribute 20 million US dollars to the Fund.
     
  2. The Fund is a private equity fund investing principally in established applied technology companies which provide products and/or services in the energy and environmental sectors in South Asia. This is the first equity investment made by JBIC in its GREEN operation.*3 By supporting these projects through the Fund, it is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preserve the global environment.
     
  3. JBIC is committed to helping preserve the global environment by utilizing a variety of financial tools in order to contribute to the sound development of the Japanese and international economies.
     
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  1. *1 JBIC is the international wing of the Japan Finance Corporation (JFC; Governor: Shosaku Yasui).
  2. *2 Established in 1990, Global Environment Fund (GEF) invests in businesses around the world that provide cost-effective solutions to environmental and energy challenges. The firm manages private equity dedicated to clean technology and emerging markets, with approximately 1 billion US dollars in aggregate capital under management. 
  3. *3 See Information on April 27th, 2010

 

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