The proposed transaction is an equity commitment in favor of BlackPeak Southeast Europe Growth Equity Fund SCSp (the "fund").
The fund will seek to make equity and quasi-equity investments in small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-cap companies with the objective of achieving long-term capital growth. The fund will invest in central and south-eastern Europe with a focus on Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia.
The Bank's investment is expected to contribute to enhancing the resilience of financial markets by developing private equity as an alternative funding source, and to help to increase the competitiveness of its SME investee companies.
BLACKPEAK SOUTHEAST EUROPE GROWTH EQUITY FUND SCSP
The general partner of the fund will be BlackPeak General Partners Sarl, which will be advised by Black Peak Advisors AD, a Bulgarian investment advisor.
Total Project Cost
The Bank's participation in the fund will enable it to achieve a first closing and begin operations.
Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised FI (ESP 2019). The Fund will be required to comply with EBRD's Performance Requirements 2, 4 and 9, adopt and implement the EBRD's Environmental and Social Risk Management Procedures for Active Equity Funds and submit Annual Environmental and Social Reports to the Bank. The indicative investment pipeline is considered to be low to medium risk from an environmental and social perspective and the client is working with EBRD to establish an Environmental and Social Management System adequate to this type of investments.
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PSD last updated
27 Oct 2020
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