According to the IFC, the project aims to support DenizBank A.S., an existing IFC client, with two facilities for a total IFC risk exposure of up to US$ 325 million: (i) an unfunded Risk Sharing Facility for a US$ 400 million loan portfolio, for which IFC will provide a 50% guarantee with US$ 200 million maximum exposure for IFC; and (ii) US$ 125 million investment by IFC in the form of Diversified Payments Rights medium term notes. The use of proceeds for both facilities is to support the Bank's lending program to qualifying agribusiness farmers and MSMEs whose main business or activity is primary agricultural production and/or agricultural product processing facility (which for the avoidance of doubt excludes food and beverage processing) sector in Türkiye.
As stated by the IFC, the overall E&S risks and impacts for the Project is medium and, therefore, it has been categorized as FI-2 in accordance with IFC's Sustainability Policy.
From the IFC's website:
DenizBank is the 5th largest private bank in Türkiye by total consolidated assets as of end of December 2022. The Bank is 100% owned by Emirates NBD following the acquisition from Sberbank in July 2019. Together with its subsidiaries, Deniz Bank AG (Austria) and CJSC Deniz Bank (Russia), DenizBank functions as a fully commercial independent bank with services across the region. DenizBank’s operations in Türkiye are the key driver of the consolidated business with 670 branches in Türkiye (and one offshore branch in Bahrain), accounting for 84% of total assets as of end of December 2022. Deniz Bank AG with 13 branches in Austria and 7 in Germany accounted for 18% of total assets as of end of December 2022 while the Russian subsidiary accounts for less than 1% of total assets. The Bank has a diversified loan portfolio across various sectors. Tourism and agriculture are priority sectors for the Bank and account for the top two sector concentrations comprising 10% and 7% respectively of its performing loan portfolio as of end of December 2022.
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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:
Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Financial Intermediary - DenizBank AS:
Nimet Sinem Yahsi - SVP, Structured Finance and Sustainability
Phone: +90 212 348 54 53
Address: Deniz Tower, Büyükdere Caddesi No: 141, Esentepe, Istanbul 34394, Türkiye
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