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InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. ("InfraCo Asia") is a donor-funded, commercially managed infrastructure development company headquartered in Singapore. It seeks to create viable infrastructure investment opportunities that balance the interests of host governments, local communities and domestic and international private sector investors.
Infraco Asia funds early stage, high risk project development activities, and brings world class development expertise through its team of highly experienced and qualified developers, with the aim of reducing the entry costs for private sector infrastructure investors. Please read more about our approach.
For projects that satisfy the three-fold criteria of being additional, commercially viable and having development impact, Infraco Asia directly contributes development capital and arranges project debt and equity capital from third parties, as well as other InfraCo affiliate programmes.
Infraco Asia operates in lower income developing countries of South and South-east Asia across various sectors. It prioritizes situations where there is strong host country support for its involvement and where it believes conditions exist to allow it to mobilize additional private investment. To this end, InfraCo Asia liaises continuously with governments, private sector developers and financial institutions, especially those geared towards development.
Since it began operations in 2010, it has successfully developed and reached financial close for a number of projects. It has a healthy pipeline of projects at various stages of development in South and South-east Asia.
InfraCo Asia is funded by the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), members of which include the development agencies of Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, as well as KfW of Germany and the World Bank Group.
InfraCo Asia is supported in its mission by its sister company, InfraCo Asia Investments Pte Ltd (IAI), which began operations in late 2013. IAI is a DFID sponsored facility and was created to address market failures in supply of capital which could delay, or even prevent, financial close of certain infrastructure projects, even when such projects are deemed commercially viable. While InfraCo Asia’s focus is on pursuing and financing development activities up to financial close, IAI provides capital at or around financial close in order to accelerate financial close and completion of projects. This can be critical for high development value projects which are likely to have sub-commercial returns in early years but in the long term be financially sustainable while making a significant development impact for some of the most underserved populations. IAI provides additional funding to fill this gap for selected InfraCo Asia projects that meet its criteria.