SLGP EC RSF Credit Agricole Ukraine (IFC-48604)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Ukraine
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 27, 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.
Credit Agricole 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
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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)
$ 21.13 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 20
Converted using 2023-10-26 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 42.26 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 40
Converted using 2023-10-26 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 3, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Oct 26, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the IFC, the proposed investment consists of an unfunded risk sharing facility with Credit Agricole JSC for a portfolio of loans to small and medium enterprises (SME) in the amount of up to €40 million in Ukraine, where IFC’s risk participation will be up to €20 million, or 50% of the aforementioned SME loan portfolio.  
The Project will be processed under IFC’s Small Loans Guarantee Program, a programmatic approach to de-risk and scale up financing for SMEs in Ukraine and other eligible countries. The Program will benefit from a pooled first loss guarantee provided by the European Commission via European Fund for Sustainable Development and the IDA IFC-MIGA Private Sector Window’s Blended Finance Facility, which will help enable the Bank lending to the underserved SMEs in Ukraine and at affordable rates. In addition, the investment may potentially be supported by Economic Resilience Action (ERA) Program for Ukraine funded by the Government of the Netherlands in the form of a performance-based incentive, subject to Credit Agricole JSC achieving agreed targets, to incentivize increased finance for SMEs in the agriculture sector in Ukraine. 

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The IFC categorized the project as FI-2.

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
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As stated by the IFC, Credit Agricole JSC is headquartered in Kyiv and operates in Ukraine through 148 branches serving 426,000 clients. With total assets of US$2.5 billion as of June 30, 2023, it is the 8th largest bank in Ukraine. Credit Agricole JSC is fully owned by Credit Agricole S.A., a listed bank on the Paris Stock Exchange and one of the largest banking groups in Europe with presence in more than 47 countries worldwide serving 53 million customers through 8,700 branches.

Contact Information
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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: +1 202-473-3800
Fax: +1 202-974-4384

Financial Intermediary - JSC Credit Agricole Bank:

Vladislav Berezhny - Director of Trade and Structured Finance Department
Phone: +38 044 490-14-77
Address: 23A, Volodymyrska Street, Kyiv 01001 – Ukraine


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