Dalmatian (IFC-38532)

  • Croatia
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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  • Construction
  • Industry and Trade
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 244.05 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
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Bank reported
Converted using 2017-04-28 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 8, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 28, 2017

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Project Description
The project entails the development of a mixed-use hotel and residential property in Hvar, Croatia, located approximately 20 nautical miles from the coastal city of Split and approximately 80 nautical miles from the coastal city of Dubrovnik. The project will consist of: (i) a 120 room hotel managed by Four Seasons; (ii) 99 residences for sale, of which 61 will be managed by Four Seasons and the other 38 sold unbranded; and (iii) community retail and leisure facilities (the Project). Total Project cost is estimated at EUR224 million to be funded 50:50 debt: equity. The proposed IFC investment is an A and B loan/parallel lender package of EUR100 million – A loan of EUR40 million and B/parallel Loan of EUR72 million. Project sponsor is Arqaam Capital (the Sponsor), a Dubai-headquartered emerging markets investment banking institution. The borrower is Brizenica d.o.o (the company), a Croatian Limited liability company that is majority owned by Arqaam Capital Limited, and which is the owner of the land at Brizenica bay, the site for the project development that IFC will potentially finance.
Investment Description
Project sponsor is Arqaam Capital, a Dubai-headquartered emerging markets investment banking institution. The Sponsor is a diversified and reputable investment group fully committed to the Project. Arqaam has assembled a team of top-notch architects, project managers, quantity surveyors/engineers, and residential sales consultants.

Contact Information
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