IAPEF 2 Mobisol Limited
Who is our client
Mobisol is a leading off-grid pay-as-you-go energy provider, with its headquarters in Germany and operations in Africa. Mobisol sells and finances larger solar home systems to lower income households in East Africa, offering an affordable alternative to fossil fuels, with a view to provide these households with full electrification. Driven by innovation, Mobisol's 'all-in-one' offer combines solar energy with mobile technology and mobile payment to effectively electrify remote or underserved categories of population with high-quality solar solutions.
FMO will be investing up to EUR 1.7 million along with Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2, Investec Asset Management's second fund, to provide the company with the necessary capital.
Why we fund this project
The project has a high development impact as Mobisol provides green energy solutions that directly impact the lives of those in the lower income households segment in terms of electrification, environment, empowerment and employment. Apart from catering to residential customers, Mobisol also supplies to Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs).
Environmental and social rationale
The investment is classified as E&S category C due to minimal negative impact on the environment.
|Date||Total FMO financing|
|9/8/2017||up to EUR 9 MLN|
- Signing date
- Total FMO financing
- EUR 1.7 MLN
- Access to Energy Fund
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)