VCIP - PandaDoc

Location:

Belarus

Project number:

49099

Business sector:

Information and Communication Technologies

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

28 Jan 2020

Status:

Signed

PSD disclosed:

04 Nov 2020

As permitted by paragraph 2.6 of Section III of the Access to Information Policy, disclosure of this PSD was deferred in accordance with paragraph 1.4.4 of the Directive on Access to Information.

Project Description

A follow on equity investment of up to US$ 4 million in PandaDoc, Inc to further develop the online software product and support the company's sales and marketing efforts. The investment was completed on the 14th July 2020. It followed the original investment made on 6th April 2017.

 

Project Objectives

Up to US$ 4 million follow on equity investment as part of Venture Capital Investment Programme (VCIP) follow on reserves.

Transition Impact

Transition impact of the VCIP is measured at the framework level through: a) market expansion by contributing to the growth and success of young innovative companies in the Region; b) demonstration of new ways to finance activities and c) transfer of skills by providing investee companies with expertise from the Qualified Co-investors.

PTI is 100.

Client Information

PANDADOC INC

PandaDoc is Software as a Service (SaaS) product that helps businesses automate the creation of quotes, proposals and contracts.

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 9,334,142.00

Total Project Cost

USD 9,334,142.00

Additionality

Under VCIP, additionality stems from the Bank's ability to bring extensive regional private equity experience and experience of the region, networks and relationships to support the VCIP Qualified Co-Investors in their investments in investee companies.

Environmental and Social Summary

 

Categorised B (2014) ESDD was based on review of the completed Environmental and Social Questionnaire. It showed that environmental and social impacts associated with the client's e-signature solution software development operations are limited and that the company's operations are in compliance with applicable environmental and social law. For the project, the client is required to ensure that the project is in compliance with the EBRD PRs and submit an annual environmental report.

 

Company Contact Information

Bakhrom Ibragimov
02073386000

PSD last updated

13 Jan 2021

Understanding Transition

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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.

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