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.
Provision of a senior unsecured loan to Garanti Leasing Romania in the amount of up to EUR 5 million for on-lending to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Romania under the Financial Intermediaries Framework (FIF).
Proceeds will be used to finance leases to domestic SMEs, in accordance to the objectives of FIF with an emphasis on enterprises located outside the Romanian capital Bucharest.
The project aims to enhance the competitiveness and resiliency of SMEs in Romania by facilitating access to finance leases as a means to fund capital expenditure and increase productivity.
MOTORACTIVE IFN SA
Established in 1998, Garanti Leasing Romania (previously known as Motoactive IFN SA) is a mid-sized, SME-focused finance lease provider based in Romania.
EBRD Finance Summary
Total Project Cost
The EBRD financing is provided in the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 crisis. EBRD financing effectively bridges a liquidity gap due to adverse market conditions.
Romanian companies, most notably SMEs, are facing liquidity stress as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The EBRD financing addresses issues of limited availability of longer-term funding at reasonable terms.
Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised FI (ESP 2019): Garanti Leasing Romania is an existing client of the Bank. Reporting by the client has confirmed that the company has in place the necessary environmental and social (E&S) policies, procedures and risk assessment tools in line with the Bank's E&S requirements. Garanti Leasing Romania will be required to continue to comply with Performance Requirements 2, 4 and 9 and implement sub-projects in accordance with the EBRD's Environmental and Social Procedures for Corporate Loans, SME and Micro Loans; and submit to the EBRD an Annual Environmental and Social Report.
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020 7338 6000
PSD last updated
05 Nov 2020
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