As stated by the EBRD, the project consists of a senior unsecured loan of up to USD 10m under the SME Competitiveness Programme in Eastern Partnership established by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in cooperation with the European Union to be on-lent to eligible micro, small and medium sized enterprises to support their investments in sustainable technologies as well as health and safety measures. At least 70 per cent of all financed sub-loans are expected to be compliant with EBRD Green Economy Transition approach. In addition to long-term financing, eligible sub-borrowers will benefit from investment incentives upon successful completion of their investment projects.
The project will enable ASHB to finance long-term investments of Armenian MSMEs in upgrading their production processes/equipment to achieve compliance with the EU standards, including investments in sustainable and green technologies and thus enhance the competitiveness of Armenian MSMEs in the European and domestic markets.
As stated by the EBRD, Ardshinbank CJSC (ASHB) is a long-standing partner bank of EBRD. It is the largest bank in Armenia by total assets and the second largest by gross loan portfolio with 17.7% and 12.3% respective shares in the system as of end Q2 2023.
ASHB is rated BB- stable by Fitch (Aug 2023), Ba3 stable by Moody's (Jun 2023) and B+ positive by S&P (Oct 2022).
Financial Intermediary - Ardshinbank CJSC:
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