RF - BM Egypt Solidarity Loan (EBRD-52056)

Countries
  • Egypt
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
Approved
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
May 6, 2020
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
Banque Misr
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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)
$ 100.00 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)
$ 100.00 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 Aug 12, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 11, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the investment involves the provision of a senior unsecured loan to Banque Misr ("BM") for US$ 100 million, under the Bank's Resilience Framework ("RF") developed to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional economies. The proceeds of the proposed loan will be on-lent to local private small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs"), and to corporates, supporting them in bridging liquidity needs that may arise as a result of the pandemic.

The financing will help BM in providing funding to local SMEs and corporates experiencing either a decrease in their activity, turnover, and/or profitability, in turn leading to payment delays and potential defaults, or growing capacity needs arising from a significant fluctuation in demand in particular sectors.

Investment Description
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.
Private Actors Description

Banque Misr was established in 1920 and is the second-largest bank in Egypt with total assets of EUR 54.1 billion (December 2019) and market shares of up to 19 per cent in terms of assets, loans and deposits.


Contact Information

Hany Helmy, Senior Deputy General Manager
hanyhg@banquemisr.com 
+20 (2) 2397 8464
+20 (2) 2393 1779
www.banquemisr.com 
151 Mohamed Farid St. Downtown, Cairo

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