DCP DIRECT INVESTMENTS FUND I (FMO-54912)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Ukraine
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Vyzyrka village, Lymanskyi district, Odesa region
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
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Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Aug 30, 2018
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.
Borrower
Allseeds Holding SA
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 16.20 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 16.20 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Dec 23, 2023


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Project Description
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As stated on the project disclosure page, funding by FMO is used to increase Allseeds PPE capacity and its overall utilization rate of that PPE. The end objective is to realize the growth potential of the target due to its competitive advantages, from its logistics edge, management skills, and industry standing.

The investment supports the core strategy of FMO, by deploying capital in the "Circle around Europe" and in direct investments in Agricultural enterprises where capital is scare. Additionally, the investment will catalyze possible other sources of capital as part of the company's continued growth strategy. Additionally, FMO has identified this investment with a new partner in Ukraine, Diligent Capital Partners, ("DCP"). In executing this investment FMO is also supporting the development of DCP as a potential future fund manager in Ukraine, thus supporting the PE market in this country. DCP will be engaged to not only identify investments but also to manage the investment both in the value creation and exit portion of the investment cycle.

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.

The FMO categorized the E&S risk of the project as B+.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by the FMO, Allseeds, founded in 2010, is an export-oriented infrastructure operator in the agribusiness sector located in the Yuzhny port of the Odessa region in Ukraine. It focuses on vegetable oils, by-products of their extraction and their derivatives. The company’s current lines of business are sunflower oil extraction, the production of sunflower meal, and the storage and transshipment of these products to large vessels in the Yuzhny port. It operates both as a crusher and a toller, while also providing it transshipment services to third parties.

As stated on their website, Diligent Capital Partners is a mid-market private equity firm located in Kiyv, Ukraine.


Contact Information
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No project contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Financial Intermediary - Diligent Capital Partners:

Email: contact@diligent.capital
Website: https://diligent.capital/

Client - Allseeds Holding SA:

Address: Verkhniy Val street 72, 04070 Kyiv, Ukraine
Phone: +380 44 495 49 19
Email: info@allseeds.com
Website: https://allseeds.com/

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

As part of FMO's ex-ante disclosure (disclosure of transactions before contracting), you can send requests or questions for additional information to: disclosure@fmo.nl

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW). A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism

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