ProCredit Bank equity (EBRD-54191)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Germany
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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 10, 2023
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.
ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 24, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Mar 17, 2023

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Project Description
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The project concerns a follow-on equity investment in which EBRD will acquire an additional 5 per cent stake in ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA. Added to the initial 3.6 per cent subscription made in 2018, this will bring the EBRD's stake to 8.7 per cent. As part of the transaction, the EBRD will also acquire a 9.9 per cent stake in the management company, ProCredit General Partner AG. The EBRD will become a core shareholder of the ProCredit Group alongside Zeitinger Invest, KfW, Doen Participaties and ProCredit Staff Invest. The stakes in each entity will be acquired in a private bilateral transaction from the International Finance Corporation. The completion of transaction is subject to regulatory approvals where applicable.

The investment will support ProCredit Holding in its transformation to an open joint stock company while preserving its impact orientation, as announced by ProCredit Holding in October 2022. Furthermore, the EBRD will support the Group's business strategy, governance, and collaborate with ProCredit on furthering its climate mitigation practices and aligning its business and financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
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From the EBRD's website:

ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA is partnership limited by shares incorporated in Germany. It is a development-oriented banking group focusing on financing SMEs, with diversified operations via 12 banking subsidiaries with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. ProCredit Holding is listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange since December 2016 and it is a long-standing client of EBRD.

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Client - ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA:

Investor Relations Team
Phone: +49 69 951 437 300
Address: ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA, Rohmerplatz 33-37, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany


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