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Participate in infrastructure financing

Whether from its European bases or through its 19 locations on the African continent, Societe Generale Group is deeply involved in financing infrastructure in Africa.

The bank has been the first French bank financing infrastructure in Africa over the past 5 years. Infrastructures cover several sectors, including Energy, Transports, Telecoms networks, Environment, and Health.

Infrastructure financing is a key factor in Africa's development, and Societe Generale has decided to put a specific set-up in place on the continent, ,by creating platforms dedicated to infrastructure financing. Based in Algeria, Morocco and Côte d'Ivoire and staffed by dozens of experts, their mission is to deploy Societe Generale's expertise in structured finance in the countries where Societe Generale is present, as close as possible to clients and their projects. This set-up, which is complementary to what Societe Generale offers through its Investment Banking teams in Europe, allows the bank to commit to very ambitious growth objectives and to increase its financial commitments related to structured finance in Africa, including infrastructure financing, by 20% over 3 years.

It is in this perspective that the Group's approach is to work and reflect with local, regional and international financial partners, on solutions to widen the universe of financing:

  • find new sources of financing in local currency,
  • extend the maturity of these financings by raising credits,
  • put in place structures to free themselves from sovereign guarantees,
  • contribute to the deployment of new products offered by investment funds or development agencies..

Thus, in Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa, Societe Generale plays a major role in financing infrastructure, wherever necessary, while supporting sustainable solutions aimed at improving the daily lives of populations.

Societe Generale thus contributes to the financing of various infrastructure projects:

  • in the environmental sector, notably concerning access to water,
  • in the transportation sector: road or railroad construction, financing of port and airport facilities,
  • in the energy production and distribution sector, with the financing of hydroelectric, wind or solar power plant projects,
  • in the health sector, including the financing of hospitals,
  • in the telecom sector, which play an important role in the economic development of many African countries and allow for greater inclusion of local populations.


In Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana... Societe Generale plays a diversified role in infrastucture financing, everywhere it is needed on the continent, while supporting sustainable solutions aiming at enhancing people's day-to-day living. 

18
May
2021
Bugesera International Airport: construction of a key air hub in Rwanda to foster economic development
Mota-Engil Africa, part of Mota-Engil Group, is an African Engineering company that signed a binding agreement with the...
Infrastructure financing
Mota-Engil Africa, part of Mota-Engil Group, is an African Engineering company that signed a binding agreement with the Bugesera Airport Company (Airport Concessionaire), for the construction of the Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda, the largest International Airport of the country.
Bugesera International Airport: construction of a key air hub in Rwanda to foster economic development
26
Feb
2021
Improving electricity services in Cameroon
To contribute to the sustainable development of the country
Infrastructure financing
To contribute to the sustainable development of the country
Improving electricity services in Cameroon
12
Nov
2020
Ghana Airports Company Limited continues its development despite the health crisis
Infrastructure financing is a key factor in Africa's development, and Societe Generale intends to further increase its...
Infrastructure financing
Infrastructure financing is a key factor in Africa's development, and Societe Generale intends to further increase its contribution, by growing by 20% over three years its financial commitments related to structured financing in Africa, including infrastructure financing.
Ghana Airports Company Limited continues its development despite the health crisis
09
Nov
2020
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new hospital in Kuito
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social...
Infrastructure financing
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new hospital in Kuito
15
Oct
2020
Supporting Madagascar's green energy transition
GreenYellow, Axian, Societe Generale, GuarantCo and African Guarantee Fund close MGA 73.8 billion (EUR 16.2 million/USD...
Infrastructure financing
GreenYellow, Axian, Societe Generale, GuarantCo and African Guarantee Fund close MGA 73.8 billion (EUR 16.2 million/USD 19 million) transaction to support the debt funding of the largest solar power plant in Madagascar and accelerate the country’s green energy transition.
Supporting Madagascar's green energy transition
07
Sep
2020
Benin : a modern and innovative hospital
In 3 years, a new university hospital centre near Cotonou will offer state-of-the-art benefits and services enabling an...
Infrastructure financing
In 3 years, a new university hospital centre near Cotonou will offer state-of-the-art benefits and services enabling an on-site management of all the pathologies that have been evacuated so far.
Benin : a modern and innovative hospital
03
Jul
2020
A unique ecofriendly project in Cameroun: Douala Grand Mall
Infrastructure financing, a key factor for development
Infrastructure financing
Infrastructure financing, a key factor for development
A unique ecofriendly project in Cameroun: Douala Grand Mall
22
Oct
2019
Societe Generale supporting the "Water for all" project in Côte d'Ivoire.
Côte d'Ivoire will host one of the largest drinking water production plants in West Africa.
Infrastructure financing
Côte d'Ivoire will host one of the largest drinking water production plants in West Africa.
Societe Generale supporting the "Water for all" project in Côte d'Ivoire.
04
Mar
2019
Advancing Cameroon's low-carbon development through hydropower
When the new Nachtigal hydroelectric power station's turbines start turning in 2023, this 2km-long dam will supply...
Infrastructure financing
When the new Nachtigal hydroelectric power station's turbines start turning in 2023, this 2km-long dam will supply almost a third of Cameroon's electricity.
Advancing Cameroon's low-carbon development through hydropower