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Why finance with the EBRD?

We are experts on central and eastern Europe and the central Asia
The EBRD is the largest single investor in central and eastern Europe and central Asia.

The Bank has a strong presence in all of its countries of operations through a network of over 30 local offices. Each is fully involved in generating new projects and monitoring existing operations.

The majority of EBRD staff come from the private sector and combine sector expertise with in-depth knowledge of the social, economic and political conditions in each country.

The EBRD takes a flexible approach and attempts to accommodates the needs of private investors. It takes long-term positions and is able to cope with political risks in each country and sector.

The Bank has a proven track record of financing with major international companies such as Danone, Fiat, Procter and Gamble, Vivendi and many others.

We can offer innovative financing solutions
The Bank tailors solutions for each project it finances, assigning a dedicated team of specialists with project finance, sectoral, legal and environmental skills.

Case studies of past projects demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach.

We add value
The Bank’s innovative approaches draw investments into companies and countries that would not otherwise attract financing.

The Bank stimulates foreign direct investments, acting as a catalyst for accessing additional equity, debt and trade finance. For every euro invested, an additional 2.5 euros is invested by other co-investors.

The Bank has access to technical cooperation funds to assist project preparation. Grants from donors are used to finance consultants who support preparation and implementation of a project.

One of the EBRD's main advantages is the ability to bear risk, thereby extending the boundaries of commercial possibility. And with its AAA/Aaa credit rating, the EBRD can raise funds at favourable rates in international capital markets.

Our involvement is long-term but fast-acting
When the Bank has all necessary information and has agreed in principle, a deal typically takes three to four months from initiation to signature of loan documents.

The total project cycle, from initiation to completion, can range from one year for working capital or trade financing projects to 15 years for long-term sovereign infrastructure projects.


Last updated 12 May 2010

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Publications

  • EBRD Guide to Financing

    A guide to EBRD financing

    EBRD can serve the needs of clients across a variety of sectors. Consult this simple guide to find out how the Bank might be able to help.