As stated by the EBRD, the project consists of a senior loan up to EUR 10 million to Elana Agrocredit AD under the Resilience and Livelihoods Framework.
The project will help Elana to increase lending to farmers (MSMEs) affected directly or indirectly by the war, thereby supporting food production and security in Bulgaria and elsewhere.
As stated by the EBRD, Elana is an existing client of the Bank. It was established in Bulgaria in 2012 as a non-bank financial institution focused on providing lease financing for agricultural land to Bulgarian farmers (MSMEs).
As at December 2022, Elana's total assets stood at EUR 31.8 million and its portfolio - EUR 30.7 million distributed between leases and working capital loans.Upon establishment, the Company was 99.6% owned by Elana Holding (EH) - one of the largest non-bank financial groups in Bulgaria. Since the IPO on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange in October 2013, EH has had just 0.5%. The remaining shares are held by major Bulgarian pension funds and other institutional investors holding 35.5% of the shares and nearly 200 retail investors for a combined stake of 64.5%.
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Financial Intermediary - Elana Agrocredit AD:
Georgi Georgiev - Procurator
Phone: +359 2 81 000 92
Address: Sopharma Business Towers, Tower B, Floor 12, 5, Lachezar Stanchev St., 1797 Sofia, Bulgaria
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD
The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent.
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