GCF GEFF Regional FW - BMCE Bank - 2 (EBRD-50765)

  • Morocco
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 25, 2019
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 11.37 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 10
Converted using 2019-03-21 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 44.12 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 38.79
Converted using 2019-03-21 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Apr 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 21, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the investment involves provision of a loan of up to EUR 10 million to BMCE Bank for on-lending to private sector borrowers for sustainable energy investments. A first tranche of EUR 5 million has already been approved and signed.

Investment Description

EBRD Finance Summary:
EUR 3,848,358.00

Total amount of EUR 10 million in two tranches :

tranche 1 - signed on 27/02/2019: EUR 5million (EBRD portion : EUR 3.75million, GCF portion: EUR 1.25 million),

tranche 2: EUR 5million (EBRD portion : EUR 3.75million in MAD equivalent, GCF portion: EUR 1.25 million).

Total Project Cost:
EUR 38,785,758.00

EBRD portion: EUR 3.75 million in MAD equivalent.

Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.

Contact Information

140 Avenue Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco


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