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Ecobank Transnational

8 Disclosed Funding Rounds $1,184,400,000

2 Participating Investments $340,000,000


Banking, Financial Services, Finance

Ecobank Transnational is a modern pan-African financial institution providing financial solutions.

Lomé, Maritime, Togo, Africa (TG)

Organizations in Lomé in Banking,
Organizations in Lomé in Financial Services,
Organizations in Lomé in Finance,
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Organizations in Maritime in Financial Services,
Organizations in Maritime in Finance,
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Organizations in Togo in Financial Services,
Organizations in Togo in Finance,
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Organizations in Africa in Financial Services,
Organizations in Africa in Finance

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Investors in Lomé in Financial Services,
Investors in Lomé in Finance,
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Investors in Maritime in Financial Services,
Investors in Maritime in Finance,
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Investors in Togo in Financial Services,
Investors in Togo in Finance,
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Investors in Africa in Finance

Founded date 01, 1985

Founders Gervais Djondo

Operating Status Active

Funding Stage IPO

Last Funding Type Post-IPO Debt

Also known as ETI

Company Type For Profit


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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), a public limited liability company, was established as a bank holding company in 1985 under a private sector initiative spearheaded by the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry with the support of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In the early 1980’s foreign and state-owned banks dominated the banking industry in West Africa. Commercial banks in West Africa owned and managed by the African private sector were a rarity. Its founders created ETI with the objective of filling this vacuum. The Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce promoted and initiated a project to create a private, regional banking institution in West Africa. In 1984, Ecopromotions S.A. was incorporated. Its founding shareholders raised seed capital for feasibility studies and the promotional activities leading to the creation of ETI. In October 1985, ETI was incorporated with authorised capital of US$100 million. The initial paid up capital of US$32 million was raised from over 1,500 individuals and institutions from West African countries. The largest shareholder was the ECOWAS Fund for Cooperation, Compensation and Development (ECOWAS Fund), the development finance arm of ECOWAS. Ecobank signed a Headquarters’ Agreement with the Government of Togo in 1985, which granted it the status of an international organisation. This status came with the rights and privileges necessary for ETI to operate as a regional institution, including the status of a non-resident financial institution. ETI commenced operations with its first subsidiary in Togo in March 1988.

Date Round Raised Lead
September, 27, 2016 Debt Financing $310,000,000 African Development Bank
October, 18, 2015 Debt Financing $75,000,000 FMO
September, 24, 2015 Debt Financing $285,000,000 Deutsche Bank
October, 03, 2014 Post-IPO Equity $493,400,000 Nedbank
July, 28, 2010 Private Equity $14,000,000 AFIG Funds
November, 01, 2007 Private Equity Undisclosed Ethos Private Equity
May, 01, 1999 Private Equity Undisclosed Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)
January, 01, 1998 Private Equity $7,000,000 Musa Capital

Ecobank Transnational Participated In the Following Investment Rounds (2)

Organization Name Lead? Round Partners Participating Raise Date
SMILE Telecoms Holdings No Debt Financing ------- $315,000,000 September, 08, 2015
Golden Star Resources Yes Post-IPO Debt ------- $25,000,000 September, 11, 2014

Ecobank Transnational Investors (10)

Investor Lead? Round Participating Raise Date Partners
African Development Bank Yes Debt Financing $310,000,000 September, 27, 2016 -------
Swedfund International No Debt Financing $75,000,000 October, 18, 2015 -------
Amethis Finance No Debt Financing $75,000,000 October, 18, 2015 -------
FMO Yes Debt Financing $75,000,000 October, 18, 2015 -------
Deutsche Bank Yes Debt Financing $285,000,000 September, 24, 2015 -------
Nedbank Yes Post-IPO Equity $493,400,000 October, 03, 2014 -------
AFIG Funds Yes Private Equity $14,000,000 July, 28, 2010 -------
Ethos Private Equity Yes Private Equity Undisclosed November, 01, 2007 -------
Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) Yes Private Equity Undisclosed May, 01, 1999 -------
Musa Capital Yes Private Equity $7,000,000 January, 01, 1998 -------