Tanzania – Example transactions

(please note that this is not an exhaustive list – please contact us for more details)

Case Study

Off-grid financing – Greenlight Planet (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria) [2020]

Trinity advised the development finance institutions of the governments of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Norway, (CDC Group plc, Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO) and Norfund) on their financing of Greenlight Planet.

Greenlight Planet is a provider of solar-powered home lights and home energy systems (for powering mobile phones, televisions, fans and other domestic appliances) where customers purchase and pay for their home systems and associated devices through a “Pay-As-You-Go” model.  Greenlight Planet therefore provides clean and green first-time energy access to households in areas with an unreliable or non-existent grid connection. The financing from CDC, FMO and Norfund will allow Greenlight Planet to expand and scale-up its offerings.

The cross-border nature of this transaction showcased Trinity’s strengths, coordinating a financing across seven different jurisdictions (including Hong Kong and India as well across several jurisdictions in sub-Saharan Africa), as well as our commitment to finding innovative solutions in emerging market climate finance.

The transaction involved a complex local currency and receivables financing structure.

Wind Farm (Tanzania):
Acting for developer of the 100MW Makambako wind farm in Tanzania.

Acquisition (Tanzania):
Acting for a private equity fund on its acquisition of a hospital and healthcare business in Tanzania.

Airports Company Disposal (Tanzania):
Acting for the sellers in relation to the disposal of its majority stake in an airport operating company.

Captive power IPP (Tanzania):
Advising the developers on all aspects of their bid documentation in respect of a captive IPP in Tanzania.

Renewable Projects (Cape Verde):
Assisting a sponsor with bid submission for wind and solar projects of 5 & 10 MW respectively following launch of a renewable energy RFP by Government of Cape Verde.

Electricity Project (Tanzania):
Representing the developer in the development and financing of the Songo Gas to Electricity Project in Tanzania.

Hydropower Facility (Tanzania):
Advised a developer in relation to a large potential hydropower facility in Tanzania.

Investment (Tanzanian and Malawi):
Acting for Ori Meat Products on AgDevCo’s growth capital investment in its meat processing business.

Kilimanjaro Airport (Tanzania):
Representing the sponsor in relation to the concessioning and financing of Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania.

Mtwara Gas to Electricity (Tanzania):
Representing the lenders on the Mtwara Gas to Electricity Project in Tanzania involving the development of a Government contingency reserve to facilitate project financing.

Solar IPP (Tanzania):
Acting for lenders in respect of the financing of off grid solar in Tanzania.

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