SBA Urban JV (EBRD-54485)

  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
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Specific Location
Baltic States
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 28, 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.
UAB Urban Hub Holding
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 33.01 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 30
Converted using 2023-11-28 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 93.96 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 86
Converted using 2024-03-11 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 11, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Nov 13, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the project consists of an equity investment of up to EUR 30 million in UAB Urban Hub Holding, a limited liability company incorporated in Lithuania, which will act as a joint venture (the "JV") between the Bank and UAB SBA Urban (the "Sponsor" or "SBA Urban"). The JV will invest across the Baltic States and (potentially) CEE in a platform of small business unit / last mile logistics projects comprised of retail, logistics and office spaces.

The EBRD's investment will enable the development of a number of small business unit / last mile logistics projects in the Baltic States and CEE countries.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

Categorised B (ESP 2019). The environmental and social issues associated with equity investment in a joint venture linked to the construction of a number of building units that will be used as office, retail and logistics spaces are site specific and can be addressed through standard mitigation measures. 

Investment Description
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An equity investment of up to EUR 30 million in UAB Urban Hub Holding.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

SBA Urban, incorporated in Lithuania, is a regional real estate investor/developer with over fifteen years of experience, mainly focusing on commercial, industrial and residential projects. SBA Urban has successfully developed projects comprising over 220,000 square meters of gross building area including landmark Class A business centers Green Hall in Vilnius and Business Leaders Centre in Kaunas, as well as Inno Line, an industrial park in Klaipida, Lithuania. SBA Urban has implemented market-leading design, sustainability and community engagement solutions acclaimed by international awards and has certified its assets with BREEAM as well as Fitwel certifications. SBA Urban is the real estate arm of UAB SBA Grupe ("SBA Group"), one of Lithuania's largest business groups that operates in furniture, apparel production and real estate sectors. In 2022, SBA Group generated revenue of more than EUR 440 million. SBA Group employs more than 3,500 personnel and exports to over 50 countries.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - SBA Urban Client -

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