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Kibo signs Finance Engagement Letter with Wimmer Financial LLP to fund African energy projects

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Kibo Energy PLC (Kibo), the multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Corporate Finance Engagement Letter (the Engagement Letter) with Wimmer Financial LLP (Wimmer).

The Engagement Letter with Wimmer governs the appointment of Wimmer to advise Kibo on and manage all aspects related to the structuring and provision of a project finance corporate credit line facility of up to US$900 million, which could form part of a broader funding package for the construction and commissioning of Kibo's African energy projects as they approach a final investment decision. Under the terms of the Engagement Letter, Wimmer will assume the position of exclusive Sole Global Debt Corporate Finance Adviser, excluding the company's Tanzania project on which Wimmer will not enjoy any exclusivity.


Background on Wimmer Financial


Wimmer Financial is part of the Wimmer Group and is a global boutique investment bank with a focus within mining, oil and gas, alternative energy, real estate, infrastructure, aviation, shipping, aerospace, industrials, and other sectors. The current main focus is global project and acquisition financing for larger transactions typically from US$50 million and larger.


The Wimmer Group also includes Wimmer Family Office which conducts the family office principal investments into companies and external funds as well as Wimmer Horizon which invests into systematic and quantitative investment strategies.


Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo, said: "Kibo is very pleased to have signed a formal Engagement Letter with an outstanding financial services provider like Wimmer. This formal engagement with Wimmer follows several months of discussion and negotiation and we are looking forward to working with Wimmer on securing the company's debt requirements for its African energy projects."

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