The provision of a US$ 130 million loan to the subsidiaries of Sodrugestvo Group in Belarus, Belagroterminal LLC ("BAT") and Sodrugestvo Trans-Agro LLC ("STA") (the "Companies") to finance capital expenditure, working capital needs, consolidate and extend the maturity of the existing financial debt (the "Project"). Up to US$ 45 million out of this amount is expected to be syndicated to commercial banks through the EBRD's A/B loan structure.
The operation will enable the Companies to finance the acquisition of grain hoppers for the Companies' needs to supply their Belarusian production facility and transport finished products; consolidate and extend the maturity of the existing financial debt of BAT; finance capital expenditure needs including, amongst others, the construction and the equipping of the boiler house, and working capital financing for the optimisation of procurement of raw materials.
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