Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS Nov 28, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Nov 10, 2022
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An equity investment of up to EUR 22 million in the context of the capital increase of Sunly AS (the "Company"), an Estonia based renewable energy developer and independent power producer, with activities in the Baltic countries and Poland. The investment is part of a capital increase of EUR 200m, of which the investment fund Mirova has taken a substantial stake.
The capital increase is mainly aimed at financing the Company's deployment of renewable energy capacities over the next 24 months.
ETI score: 64
The Project will contribute to the Green transition quality as the Company will be developing renewable energy in the Baltic countries and Poland.
The Company was founded in 2018 by investors from the Baltics countries. It has raised EUR 44m of equity between 2019 and 2021. The Company develops, finances, constructs, builds and operates renewable energy projects in the Baltic countries and Poland. It has a pipeline in excess of 17GW.
EBRD FINANCE SUMMARY
The EBRD would participate to the capital increase with a ticket of up to EUR 22 million.
TOTAL PROJECT COST
The amount of the capital increase is of EUR 200 million.
The client is taking comfort from his long-term relationship with the EBRD to take on more risk and/or finance, enabling outcomes such as innovation or expansion into new markets.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUMMARY
The project has been Categorised B in line with EBRD's 2019 E&S Policy. The Bank will be taking an equity investment and a key feature of the E&S due diligence was therefore to review the E&S performance of the current operations; to make an assessment of the capacity and capability of the corporate entity to manage the portfolio in line with EBRD's Performance Requirements; and the ability of the company to develop and implement a comprehensive E&S management system, inclusive of supply chains and procurement of green energy technologies. E&S DD is ongoing and will be completed before Board approval, however, initial findings confirm that E&S risks associated with the project are relatively low; the Company is operating in the EU will in line with environmental standards; and, the company will be required to fulfil ESG reporting requirements and the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. Through EBRD's engagement with the company, a supply chain management system will be established to assess and mitigate the risks of forced labour in the supply chain and the E&S Action Plan commits the company to have this system in place prior to the future procurement of solar PV panels, this forward looking process is aligned with good practice. The E&S Action Plan will be agreed with the company before approval and will form the basis of EBRD's monitoring of the investment in the future. This section of the PSD will be updated following the completion of the E&SDD.
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND GRANT FINANCING
COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION
NAinfo@sunly.ee+372 5600 3741https://sunly.ee/et/Masti 17, 11911 Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5600 3741
Masti 17, 11911 Tallinn, Estonia
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