RSF Mobiasbanca - GCC RF Working capital loan 2

Location:

Moldova

Project number:

52425

Business sector:

Agribusiness

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

01 Sep 2020

Status:

Cancelled

PSD disclosed:

02 Sep 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

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.

A working capital facility for Glass Container Company SA ("GCC", "Company" or "Borrower").

Project Objectives

The financing will fill the gap arising from lower sales and negative impact of Covid-19. This will support the borrower's working capital needs - mainly to maintain stable production levels as economies of scale is of critical importance to glass producers.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

(i) Competitive: The Risk Sharing Framework, or RSF, facilitates access to finance for SMEs, supporting their growth and competitiveness

(ii) Resilient: Transition impact under the RSF is mainly expected to derive from skills transfer to Mobiasbanca, in the areas of financial analysis, risk assessment and project management. The RSF is rated at the framework level Portfolio Transition Impact (PTI) 60 i.e. the sub-projects are not given individual Estimated Transition Impact (ETI) ratings.

Client Information

GLASS CONTAINER COMPANY SA

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 1,000,000.00

A senior secured loan with a maturity of two years.

Total Project Cost

EUR 2,000,000.00

Up to €1 million senior secured loan, equal to 50 per cent unfunded risk participation in an RSF sub-loan of up to €2 million, provided by the partner bank to GCC.

Additionality

Under RSF, additionality typically stems from a mix of the following: (i) The EBRD offers an innovative financing structure (e.g. mezzanine financing, risk sharing, etc.) on commercial terms not available from other banks: risk participation to help partner banks with capital and liquidity constraints; (ii) The EBRD offers a tenor, which is above the market average and is necessary to structure the project; (iii) The EBRD offers local currency financing on terms not readily available in the market.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (2019 ESP). Investment to provide working capital to a glass container producer are site-specific and can be managed via implementation of the good environemntal and social, or E&S, management practices. The borrower is an existing EBRD client with good track record. In-house Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) was undertaken in line with the EBRD Environment and Sustainability Department's ESDD response to Covid-19 and included the review of the client's annual E&S reporting, the implementation status of the Environmental and Social Action Plan, or ESAP, and Covid-related qestionnaire. ESDD demonstrated that the company is compliant with national E&S regulatory requirement, possesses adequate E&S management systems and has capacity to implement the project in line with the EBRD's performance requirements. The client has been successfully implementing the ESAP agreed for the previous project. The company has implemented a Covid-19 response plan that incorporates workers and community health and safety measures. No retrenchment is being envisaged. No new E&S issues were identified. The Bank will monitor the company's environmental and social performance and implementation of the ESAP through annual E&S reports.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

First loss cover - €0.3 million (or 15 per cent of EBRD exposure). Technical Cooperation (TC)/non-TC source: The Small Business Impact Fund for SME Support in the Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus.

Company Contact Information

Boris Crivoi
gcc@gcc.md
+ 373 22 89 58 00
+ 373 22 89 58 01
www.gcc.md
201 Uzinelor str., Chisinau city, Republic of Moldova, MD2064

PSD last updated

02 Sep 2020

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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