Shearman And Sterling

Project Development & Finance, open cut iron ore mine

January 30, 2020

Examining the Milestone Guinea Alumina Corporation Project


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In 2019, financial close was achieved on one of the largest greenfield mining project financings in African history, the $1.4 billion Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) Project.

We examine here the project and it’s financing and what lessons can be learned from it about future project finance opportunities in both Africa and beyond.

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Authors and Contributors

James Duncan



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Claire Hunter

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Project Development & Finance

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