Schwarz Sustainable Retail Regional Expansion II (EBRD-48865)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Bulgaria
  • Moldova
  • Romania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldova
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Apr 26, 2017
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
SCHWARZ BETEILIGUNGS GMBH
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 119.99 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 EUR 110 million
Converted using 2017-04-26 exchange rate.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 119.99 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 110 million
Converted using 2017-04-26 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Feb 22, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2017


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Project Description

This project involves a EUR 180m senior syndicated loan to German retail chain, Schwarz Group (Schwarz, or the Group). The proceeds of the loan will be used to support expansion of Lidl format stores in Bulgaria, Romania, and Kaufland format stores in Moldova.

 

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Contact Information

General enquiries to EBRD: 
Telephone No.: +44 20 7338 7168
Email Address: projectenquiries@ebrd.com

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