RLF-RLG, EaP SMEC - ProCredit Bank Ukraine 2023 (EBRD-54477)

  • Ukraine
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
Jul 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.
ProCredit Bank Ukraine JSC
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 8.13 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 7.5
Converted using 2023-06-14 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 32.53 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 2023-06-14 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jun 16, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jun 14, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the EBRD, the project consists in a Resilience and Livelihoods Guarantee in the form of an unfunded risk-sharing instrument covering up to 50 per cent of the credit risk in newly originated sub-loans with the total value of EUR 30 million equivalent to be originated by PCBU subject to total 50 per cent of portfolio cap.

The Project will include a sub-limit under the SME Competitiveness Programme in the European Union's Eastern Partnership ("EaP SMEC" sub-limit, assigned with a separate EBRD project number 54726) of up to EUR 4.5 million or 15% of the Covered Portfolio to finance long term capital investments of micro-, small-, and medium sized enterprises to upgrade their technologies and equipment to EU standards, including investments in sustainable and green technologies (70% of EaP SMEC sub-limit), thereby enhancing businesses' competitiveness. Eligible sub-borrowers will also receive technical assistance funded by the EU and grant support in the form of investment incentives upon the completion of their investment projects.

The facility will be used to support lending to Ukrainian private companies operating in the primary and secondary agriculture and other critical industries (inter alia food processing, retail, logistics), with the ultimate goal of preserving livelihoods in Ukraine.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
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.

As stated by the IFC, PCBU is a 100%-owned subsidiary of ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA and one of the market leaders in financing of small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine.

SMEs account for more than 99% of the loan book. With USD 1,032M in total assets as of 1Q2023, PCBU was among top 15 banks out of 65 operating in Ukraine with ca. 1.4% market share. The bank offers all types of conventional banking products (e-banking, cards, domestic and international payments; payroll services, documentary business and trade finance, as well as savings and personal banking services) to its 5,000 SMEs and more than 20,000 private clients through 8 outlets.

Most of services are offered through a unified e-banking platform that the Group developed internally.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA Parent Company Finance

Contact Information
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Financial Intermediary - ProCredit Bank Ukraine JSC:

Viktor Ponomarenko
Phone: +38044-590-10-00
Website: https://en.procreditbank.com.ua
Address: 107A Beresteiskyi Ave., Kyiv, 03115


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