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Securitisation: An Old Tool for Africa’s New Green Frontier?

A Sun King engineer in a yellow helmet installs a solar panel on a blue roof in Kenya.

Securtisation reshaped America’s housing market. Today, a new challenge calls: helping finance Africa’s green transition. Sun King’s Anish Thakkar and Krishna Swaroop explore how the securitisation of pay-as-you-go finance for off-grid solar can bring reliable, green electricity to those without power and light. By Anish Thakkar and Krishna Swaroop Securitisation, a financial innovation that emerged…

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Sun King and Citi Close First $130 Million Securitisation to Broaden Access to Finance for Off-Grid Solar in Kenya

The scalable loan instrument, arranged and structured by Citi with participation from leading development finance institutions and commercial lenders, helps expand Kenyans’ access to finance to purchase green, affordable solar systems. Sun King and Citi have established a first-of-its-kind, bank-led and entirely Kenyan-Shilling-denominated $130 million sustainable securitisation transaction. The transaction leverages Sun King’s existing and…

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