FIF - MSME Basis Bank Loan (EBRD-52535)

Countries
  • Georgia
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
Dec 1, 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
Basis Bank
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)
$ 1.81 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 1.5 mln
Converted using 2020-12-01 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.81 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 1.5 mln
Converted using 2020-12-01 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Dec 11, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 4, 2020


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Project Description

According to the Bank's website, the project provides funding to the Basis Bank to finance credit to small and medium enterprises in Georgia. 

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

JSC Basis Bank ("BB") is SME-focused bank ranked 5th by total assets and 6th by loan portfolio among 15 banks in Georgia. BB is majority owned by Hualing Group (91.2%) - one of the largest Chinese conglomerates engaged in diversified industries (real estate, foreign trade, livestock, logistics) and geographies. BB serves over 5000 business customers through its 24 branches across the country employing near 550 people.

Contact Information

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

Ani Skhirtladze
Ani.Skhirtladze@basisbank.ge
https://www.basisbank.ge/

 

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

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