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Business sector:

Financial institutions

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Approval date:

23 Jul 2002



PSD disclosed:

21 Mar 2002

Project Description

Proposed project with Euromarket Banka based in Podgorica, Montenegro, involving two transactions:
  1. €3 million revolving credit line for on-lending to local small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in Montenegro.
  2. Equity investment up to €1.5 million, which would provide the EBRD with a shareholding in the region of 20 per cent.
Project objectives:
Debt: To extend EB's lending operations and to provide medium-term funding to Montenegrin companies.
Equity: The equity investment would support the realisation of the medium-term business plan which foresees investments into its branch network and IT. Through the shareholding in EB, the EBRD aims to contribute to the bank's institutional development.

Transition Impact

The EBRD credit line would stimulate growth within the private SME sector. As there is a massive lack of medium-term financing available in the market, this facility will help to fill this gap. The equity investment would strengthen EB's market position, which will have a significant demonstration effect for other banks in the market.

The Client

Euromarket Banka (EB) is a 100 per cent foreign capital-owned bank established in Podgorica, Montenegro in November 2000 It has good quality assets and profitability.

EBRD Finance

  1. €3 million five-year revolving credit line.
  2. Equity investment up to €1.5 million for the purchase of newly issued shares.

Project Cost

Up to €4.5 million.

Environmental Impact

EB will be required to adopt and implement the EBRD’s Environmental Procedures for Local Banks, comply with the Bank’s Financial Intermediary environmental exclusion list and report annually to the EBRD on the environmental aspects of its activities. Sub-loans will be required to comply with national health, safety and environmental requirements.

Technical Cooperation

Technical cooperation will be required for institutional building purposes aimed at enhancing credit analysis skills, strengthening liquidity and risk management abilities.

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