Project detail - MAGTICOM LTD.


Status: Completed investment
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Who is our customer

MGT is the leading telecom operator in Georgia which provides mobile, broadband, fixed-line and satellite-TV services.

What is our funding objective?

Proceeds of the loan will be used to acquire the corporate and retail fiber broadband assets of Caucasus Online which will facilitate Magticom to expand the internet coverage initially into 9 regions in Georgia.

Why do we fund this investment?

The transaction will provide increased access to high quality internet and IPTV services initially in 9 regions of western Georgia (due to limitations in infrastructure) where the internet penetration ranges between 21-39 percent (with the exception of Kutaisi region, penetration of 60 percent). Magticom is one of the Georgian blue chip companies (turnover: USD 120 mln, EBITDA margin: 50 percent) with further expansion plans in the country. The company is known for its technology-driven and high quality services which resulted in the market leadership for many years. Contrary to other telecom companies in FMO portfolio, MGT owns both the telecom towers and the full operations, which offer substantial business opportunities in the future. Furthermore, the proposed transaction fits with IMS strategy due to investment in telecom sector of an LMIC country, substantial development impact through increased access to internet services, additionality through long-term financing in Georgia, and partnership with EBRD.

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Date Total FMO financing
10/3/2019 USD 10.00 MLN
Website customer/investment
Europe & Central Asia
Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services
Effective date
End date
Total FMO financing
USD 25.00 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)