The Project will support Kormotech LLC working capital financing in response to COVID-19 impact.
This project was approved in the context of the Bank's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid delays to the delivery of this project, the Bank's President granted a deviation from the ordinary timelines for PSD disclosure, as contemplated by Section V of the Directive on Access to Information. Details of the Bank's response to COVID-19, and this deviation, can be found on our website.
The financing will support Kormotech Group's strategy to maintain and expand its operations in Ukraine and the other countries.
ETI score: 73
The Project is expected to help ensure that the transition impact under the recent project with Kormotech Group remains achievable and, once achieved, is preserved. The original transition impact stems from the following:
- Integrated quality: Supporting the first cross-border green-field investment of this Ukrainian company through the construction of a new production facility located in Lithuania.
- Inclusive quality: Facilitating the expansion of specialised veterinary education in partnership with local universities across Ukraine to improve the employability of young professionals.
The project is associated with the PTI rating of the original transaction with Kormotech Group (73).
The Kormotech Group ("Kormotech", the "Group"), which includes two operating entities - Kormotech LLC (Ukraine) and Kormotech UAB (Lithuania), both consolidated under Vengast Investments ltd (Cyprus), is one of the top three market players in the Ukrainian pet food market and the leading Ukrainian pet food producer. Kormotech LLC is 100% owned by Ukrainian nationals, Olena and Rostyslav Vovk (siblings) via Cyprus domiciled controlling entity LvEnKo Management Group ltd.
EBRD Finance Summary
EBRD is going to provide senior secured multicurrency loan to Kormotech LLC (the "Borrower") in the amount of up to EUR 3.3 million (UAH 100 million equivalent), available in UAH and EUR.
Total Project Cost
Total project cost is EUR 3.3 million (UAH 100 million equivalent).
Under RF, additionality stems from the following:
COVID-19 crisis response: EBRD financing effectively bridges a liquidity gap due to adverse market conditions, the COVID-19 crisis.
Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised B (2019 ESP) and Low-Medium Risk. Investment to provide working capital to a pet food producer are site-specific and can be managed via implementation of the good E&S management practices. The Borrower is an existing EBRD Client who has recently been subject to in-house Environmental and Social Due Diligence which demonstrated that the Company is compliant with national E&S regulatory requirements; possesses adequate E&S management systems and the required certification; and has capacity to implement the Project in line with the PRs. The Client has been implementing the agreed ESAP and its progress will be assessed through the review of the Annual Environmental and Social Report (AESR). There is no GET component associated with the Project.
Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing
TC amount: Funding of 60% of Project's external legal due diligence costs in the amount of EUR 23,400. Another 40% (EUR 15,600) to be covered by the client. TC source: i) Japan-EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund (JECF); ii) the client's contribution.
Company Contact Information
+38 050 377 61 92
+38 032 298 98 32
Kormotech LLC 79041, 73, Heroyiv UPA Str., Lviv, Ukraine
PSD last updated
07 Dec 2020
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