· ATIDI covers Deutsche Bank loan to Tanzania’s Ministry of Finance to implement important economic development projects in sectors including power, road, water, health and education.
· The multilateral insurer recently rebranded from ATI to ATIDI, an identity which provides a better fit to its growing stature as the multilateral trade and investment insurer on the continent
By Mike Omuodo
Nairobi, 26 July 2023 – ATIDI insured EUR300 million loan facility issued by Deutsche Bank AG to the Government of Tanzania. The facility will finance several infrastructure projects included in Tanzania’s 2022/2023 budget and aligned with the country’s National Development Vision 2025.
ATIDI provided a seven-year comprehensive cover to Deutsche Bank, insuring the lender against non-payment by the Government of Tanzania on the loan facility advanced to the Ministry of Finance and enabling the implementation 50 identified infrastructure projects as well as rehabilitation and implementation of new ones.
Commenting on the facility, Maryam Khosrowshahi, Co-Head of Africa Coverage, Head of CEEMEA Public Sector Debt Capital Markets, and Chair of Global SSA at Deutsche Bank said the bank wasproud have been selected by the United Republic of Tanzania as their partner of choice on this facility to help fund a number of critical infrastructure projects in the country.
“The successful execution of both tranches within a relatively short timeframe since the start of the transaction is testimony to the Bank’s ability to structure and execute complex and innovative financings in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are grateful to ATIDI for our close cooperation once again on the underwritten tranche,” Ms. Khosrowshahi said.
Tanzania is one of the seven countries – alongside Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia – which founded ATIDI in 2001, in a move to set up a specialized multilateral entity that could authoritatively address African political and other risk issues and attract global investors, who perceived African markets as excessively risky. Since its inception, ATIDI has supported Tanzania in projects valued at over USD3.5 billion in sectors including financial & insurance services, energy & gas, construction, manufacturing. ATIDI’s contract value in the country stands at USD3.5billion and a pipeline of over USD900 million to be added in the short-term period.
“ATIDI is happy to support viable and impacting projects in Tanzania. As the largest pan-African multilateral Insurer on the continent, it continues to play a pivotal role in supporting its member countries’ development plans and priorities. We are looking forward to discussing further transformational projects that will sustainably benefit Tanzania and its people,” ATIDI CEO Manuel Moses said.
ATIDI has grown from operating in just seven countries in 2001, into a pan-African institution with 21-member countries, present across Africa with a significant global reach. ATIDI is now implementing its 2023 – 2027 corporate strategic plan which sets ambitious goals for the organization’s growth and impact on Africa’s development. The multilateral insurer recently rebranded from ATI to ATIDI, an identity which provides a better fit to its growing stature as the multilateral trade and investment insurer on the continent.
ATIDI was founded in 2001 by African States to cover trade and investment risks of companies doing business in Africa. ATIDI predominantly provides Political Risk, Credit Insurance and, Surety Insurance. Since inception, ATIDI has supported USD78 billion worth of investments and trade into Africa. For over a decade, ATIDI has maintained an ‘A/Stable’ rating for Financial Strength and Counterparty Credit by Standard & Poor’s, and in 2019, ATIDI obtained an A3/Stable rating from Moody’s, which has now been revised to A3/Positive.