Slovenian Steel Group - Loan (EBRD-47923)

  • Slovenia
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Jan 11, 2017
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 42.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 255.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Apr 3, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 7, 2016

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Project Description
This investment is up to EUR 40 million senior unsecured loan to SIJ-Acroni and SIJ-Metal Ravne, the fully owned subsidiaries of Slovenska Industrija Jekla d.d. ("SIJ" or the "Company"). The Bank's financing will be part of up to EUR 240 million long-term facility. The objectives of this investment would be to contribute to the Company's energy efficiency, investment and refinancing programs (the "Project").
Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
SLOVENSKA INDUSTRIJA JEKLA DD is a niche specialty steel manufacturer, headquartered in Ljubljana, with manufacturing facilities concentrated in Slovenia but heavily focused on exports which account for 85% of revenues. The Company operates two steel plants: SIJ-Acroni - producing stainless steel and special steel quarto plates; and SIJ-Metal Ravne - producing specialized tool steel (long products).
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