Why development finance is a great fit for towercos in frontier markets

Where have the IFC invested in towers? Why have they invested? How much have they invested – and how much more do they have to invest?

Read this article to learn:

  • The IFC’s eight investments in towercos to date, and their appetite for more
  • How the IFC can support the evolution of a towerco’s capital structure
  • Are there lower limits for the scale of the IFC’s debt and equity investments?
  • The benefits of ‘patient capital’

TowerXchange have spoken to many tower entrepreneurs who are struggling to access capital to scale their business. Perhaps the portfolio is too small to attract the commercial banks. Perhaps there is too much country risk. Sometimes development finance can bridge that gap. DFIs can also be a long term business partner for towercos small and…

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