Dalmatian (IFC-38532)

  • Croatia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Construction
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 244.05 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents 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
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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
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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.

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