Evolving Eur I (IFC-43921)

Countries
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
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
Proposed
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
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."
Voting Date
Sep 30, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
EVOLVING EUROPE PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS FUND I
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Fund
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 23.45 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 20
Converted using 2020-09-30 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 13, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Aug 3, 2020


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The purpose of this project is to invest in control-oriented growth equity transactions, or in select cases, minority (or preferred) equity investments with control provisions in small and medium-sized companies (“SME”) and mid-caps in South Eastern Europe (“SEE”) in Bulgaria and Romania, in Former Yugoslavia in the countries of Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and North Macedonia as well as in Albania, and in Central and Eastern Europe (“CEE”) in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The Fund will focus on sectors such as consumer goods and services, healthcare, industrials and TMT. 

People Affected By This Project
People Affected By This Project refers to the communities of people likely to be affected positively or negatively by a project.

Expected
development impact through:(i) providing
access to private equity capital to SME and mid-cap companies in SEE,
ex-Yugoslavia and CEE regions; and

(ii) increased investee growth, through the Manager’s
control-oriented strategy focused on improving operational efficiency and
corporate governance.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC/MIGA

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