Dimand II

Location:

Greece

Project number:

53109

Business sector:

Property and tourism

Notice type:

Private

Approval date:

10 Nov 2021

Status:

Cancelled

PSD disclosed:

21 Sep 2021

Project Description

Up to EUR 50 million additional commitment to Cante Holdings Ltd ("Cante" or the "JV"), an existing joint venture between the EBRD and Dimand SA ("Dimand"), increasing the overall investment amount from EUR 21.5 million to EUR 71.5 million. The JV invests in sustainable commercial real estate and hospitality projects in Greece, with a focus on office, mixed use projects and city hotels.

Project Objectives

The JV's core activities include brownfield redevelopment, deep refurbishment and regeneration projects, addressing Greece's needs for repositioning and retrofit of existing building stock in compliance with the country's climate commitments. 

Transition Impact

ETI score: 64

The operation will be addressing the same underlying Transition Impact qualities with the original operation, i.e. Green and Well-Governed, yet reflecting additional commitments:

Green: The JV integrates sustainability, climate resilience and resource efficiency as a systematic and core element of its business strategy with the aim to control / optimise the sustainability performance of the acquired / developed assets. Investment in new pipeline assets that are all expected to achieve at least LEED "Gold" or BREEAM "Very Good" certification is a reflection of sustainability principles embedded in the JV's strategy.

Well-Governed: Introduction of GRESB reporting standards, the global ESG benchmark for real estate assets which aims to enhance and protect shareholders' value by assessing and empowering sustainability principles.

Client Information

CANTE HOLDINGS LTD

Cante Holdings Ltd, a Cyprus-based 35%-65% JV between the EBRD and Arcela Investments Ltd ("Arcela"). Arcela is the sub-holding company of Dimand, a leading Greek real estate developer and construction services provider with more than 15 years of proven track record in delivering major brownfield regeneration projects.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 50,000,000.00

As part of the proposed equity investment, EBRD and Dimand invest capital progressively into the JV on a project by project basis and in accordance with each project's progress and needs.

Total Project Cost

EUR 357,000,000.00

Total equity contributions of up to EUR 143 million. The JV will also raise debt financing at the sub-project level for the remaining balance.

Additionality

The Bank's additional equity commitment to the JV will raise the capacity of the JV to pursue new stage pipeline projects. EBRD's commitment to the partnership and the increase of its exposure towards wellistructured projects provides to the client the necessary comfort to proceed with a higher number of development projects, streamlining its financial capacity to its strong operational capacity. In addition, the Bank's presence in the structure contributes to higher level of sustainability reporting and risk management by integrating aspects such as climate and environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and climate and ESG risk considerations.

Environmental and Social Summary

Dimand is an existing Bank client and updated Environmental and Social Due Diligence is underway.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

None

Company Contact Information

Nikos Dimtsas, Dimand CΙO
ndim@dimand.gr
+30 210 8774 200
www.dimand.gr
37A Kifissias Av., 151 23, Maroussi, Athens, Greece

PSD last updated

21 Sep 2021

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

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More information on the EBRD’s practices in this regard is set out in the ESP.

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OCCO is also responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct in EBRD-financed projects. Anyone, both within or outside the Bank, who suspects fraud or corruption should submit a written report to the Chief Compliance Officer by email to compliance@ebrd.com. All matters reported will be handled by OCCO for follow-up. All reports, including anonymous ones, will be reviewed. Reports can be made in any language of the Bank or of the Bank's countries of operation. The information provided must be made in good faith.

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email ipam@ebrd.com to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

 

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