PTIE – Phoenix Tower International Ecuador S.A.
Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.
Telecommunications, Media and Technology
Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.
Projected board date
Phoenix Tower International III, LLC
Vega Aldana, Mario Andres
USD $ 11,800,000
USD $ 80,000,000
Project scope and objective
The Proposed transaction is long-term secured financing of up to US$110 million to support Phoenix Tower International’s (“PTI”) shared infrastructure business model in Ecuador, kickstarted by the acquisition of an existing tower portfolio from Otecel S.A. (“Movistar Ecuador”), together with additional growth capital expenditure and working capital needs (the “IDB Group Financing”). The IDB Group Financing consist of IDB Group A-loans of up to US$80 million and a potential co-loan of US$30 million mobilized by IDB Invest.
PTI is one of the largest independent wireless infrastructure operators and has been growing rapidly in Americas and the Caribbean since its start of operation in 2014. The Company’s innovative digital infrastructure sharing model will allow different mobile network operators to increase mobile broadband capacity and coverage more efficiently in Ecuador, which is especially critical in the context of COVID-19 pandemic in which social distancing requires reliable broadband connectivity.
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