Garanti Facility (IFC-40713)

  • Romania
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2017
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  • Finance
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Ring Fence
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 94.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 80
Converted using 2017-11-17 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 5, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 17, 2017

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Project Description

This project provides financing to Garanti Bank for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), half of which will be women-controlled SMEs.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Garanti Bank is ultimately owned 100% by Turkiye Garanti Bankasi (TGB), Turkey's second largest private bank. In turn, TGB is controlled by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentina (BBVA), the second largest bank in Kingdom of Spain with global operations, which has a share of 49.85%.

Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Garanti Bank is a universal bank, with a market share as at December 31, 2016 of 2.3% in terms of total assets, ranking 10th out of the 37 banks operating in Romania. In 2007, Garanti Bank Turkey and GE, shareholders of Garanti NV, decided to increase their presence in Romania through a direct subsidiary instead of a branch and positioned it to become a full-fledged bank focusing on retail and SME markets. The new bank license was authorized by the National Bank of Romania in 2009 and the Bank became operational at the end of May 2010.

Contact Information

Garanti Bank Romania
Adnan Ayman
Head of Financial Institutions
+40 21 208 9281
Novo Park 3 Business CenterF Building, 5th Floor, BucharestDistrict 2, Romania

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