KMV Expansion



Project number:


Business sector:


Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

27 Feb 2018



PSD disclosed:

25 Sep 2019

Project Description

Provision of EUR 40 million financing in the form of (i) EUR 10m preferred equity and (ii) EUR 30 million debt to Karlovarske mineralni vody, a. s.  ("the Company") and its subsidiaries.

Project Objectives

The project entails financing of the company's acquisition of PepsiCo bottlers in countries where the EBRD invests.

Transition Impact

Transition impact of the transaction will derive primarily from two transition qualities:

(i) Competitive: Through this transaction, the Bank supports a leading regional mineral water producer in significantly expanding its footprint in the Bank's region. The contemplated acquisition will result in quantifiable synergies which will further increase the competitiveness of the combined operations; and

(ii) Integrated: The project will entail regional FDI by supporting a Czech-based agribusiness company expanding in a region where intra-regional FDI has been limited so far.

Client Information


Karlovarske Mineralny Vody S.A., a joint stock company incorporated in the Czech Republic, with operations in the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria. Karlovarske Mineralny Vody S.A is one of the leading mineral water producers in central and eastern Europe.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 29,266,338.00

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (2014 ESP). The production of mineral water is associated with limited environmental and social impact which can readily be assessed and addressed through appropriate mitigation measures. Environment and sustainability due diligence for this project has been undertaken in-house and focused on the corporate systems for managing environment and sustainability issues within KMV, their current regulatory compliance status and their ability to deliver the Project in line with EBRD requirements for all the current and acquired businesses of the group. The ESDD included a site visit and EHS audit of KMV's biggest facility in the Czech Republic. It has been confirmed that the company is in full compliance with EU environmental and safety legislation, has good environment and sustainability management systems and is generally in compliance with the EBRD's ESP. The major aspects associated with the Project are water resources and wastewater, hazardous materials, supply chain, labour and safety aspects management, which are limited and have local impacts.

While the ESDD visit did not cover PepsiCo's facilities the information from open sources suggests that the company has developed and implemented a highly sophisticated system for management of key sustainability issues, an approach closely aligned to the Bank's Performance Requirements. In order to ensure the Company is in full compliance with the EBRD's Performance Requirements for newly acquired businesses an ESAP has been developed. The Company is required to provide annual environmental and social reporting on the implementation of the agreed ESAP.

In order to ensure the Company is in full compliance with the EBRD's Performance Requirements for newly acquired businesses an ESAP has been developed. The Company is required to provide annual environmental and social reporting on the implementation of the agreed ESAP.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact Information

Marian Gramata
+420 800 11 10 11
+420 800 11 10 11
Horova 3 360 21 Karlovy Vary

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement: Tel: +44 20 7338 6794

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Public Information Policy (PIP)

The PIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations. Please visit the Public Information Policy page below to find out how to request a Public Sector Board Report.
Text of the PIP

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 how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

Share this page: