GEFF Lebanon - SGBL (EBRD-51383)

Countries
  • Lebanon
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
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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
Nov 13, 2019
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
Société Générale de Banque au Liban SAL
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 45.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Oct 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 9, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the investment involves provision of a senior loan to Société Générale de Banque au Liban (SGBL) under the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) Lebanon.

The project objective is to increase the capacity of SGBL Bank to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource efficiency projects in Lebanon.

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Private Actors

SOCIETE GENERALE DE BANQUE AU LIBAN SAL

SGBL is the 3rd largest bank in Lebanon with total consolidated assets of USD 26 billion as of December 2018.

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