InfraCo Asia is an infrastructure development and investment company which aims to stimulate greater private sector investment in infrastructure in South and South East Asia’s emerging economies.
InfraCo Asia funds pre-financial close, early stage, high risk infrastructure development activities by taking an equity stake in socially responsible and commercially viable infrastructure projects. These contribute to economic growth, social development and poverty reduction. InfraCo Asia steps in where the private sector is initially unable or unwilling to invest. By mitigating early stage development risks, InfraCo Asia facilitates private sector participation. InfraCo Asia actively participates in project development. It brings world class development expertise through its team of highly experienced and qualified developers and 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 low-income developing countries of South and South East Asia. It prioritises situations where there is strong host country support for its involvement and where it believes conditions exist to allow it to mobilise additional private investment. To this end, InfraCo Asia liaises continuously with governments, private sector, financial institutions and developmental finance institutions.
InfraCo Asia's projects must satisfy the following criteria:
- Additional - projects where private sector developers are unable or unwilling to take on the upfront risks and costs on their own
- Development impact - projects must deliver development benefits for low income communities and meet social and environmental best practice
- Commercial viability - projects must be commercially viable to attract further private sector investment