Egypt’s $2.8 billion Assiut oil refinery expansion project is due to close an ECA-backed loan this year after pandemic-related delays to the deal. The project sponsor opted for a rare local bank-to-bank tranche from a pool of first class Egyptian banks, which lenders are still trying to wrap their heads around, and could add to the already lengthy deal gestation.
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A new commodity trader is set to tap the ECA-backed loan market to diversify their fund mix amid the drive to energy transition. The deal marks a continued increase in the use of ECA debt as an instrument in trading houses’ financial toolkits.
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