Enterprise Expansion Fund II (EBRD-52255)

Countries
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Nov 10, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
Enterprise Expansion Fund II Western Balkans
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 22.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 20
Converted using 2022-03-30 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 82.68 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 74.5
Converted using 2022-03-30 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 30, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Oct 6, 2021


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the bank website, this project consists in an equity investment in favour of the Enterprise Expansion Fund II Western Balkans ("ENEF II" or the "fund"), a reserved alternative investment fund ("RAIF") to be registered in Luxembourg and supported by the Western Balkans Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility ("WB EDIF" or "EDIF"). ENEF II will provide equity, quasi-equity and different types of debt financing to growing local SMEs and mid-caps in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. ENEF II will continue the activities of the Enterprise Expansion Fund that was launched under the WB EDIF in 2014 and managed to invest in 16 companies by the end of its investment period in July 2020.

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION

Nikolay Angelovangelovn@ebrd.com+442040704429EBRD, One Exchange Square, EC2A 2JN, London, the United Kingdom

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You can contact the PCM at: pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form at: http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en

You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at: http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html

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