According to FMO website, the syndicated financing package of EBRD (FMO contribution of EUR 6.2 million) is arranged to support the construction and operation of a greenfield brewery. Global Beer Georgia’s planned new brewery will produce both locally developed and international beer brands, such as Heineken, Krusovice and Amstel, to satisfy the demands of the growing market in Georgia. The financing fits with Agribusiness strategy and helps build the portfolio in Georgia. The Project will substantially increase the competition in the Georgian beer sector and will support the creation of ca. 400 jobs in an area inhabited by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The involvement of Heineken is considered key as Dutch business.
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