Enterprise Investors Fund IX

Location:

Regional

Project number:

52719

Business sector:

Equity funds

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

09 Mar 2022

Status:

Approved

PSD disclosed:

05 Jan 2022

Project Description

An equity commitment of up to EUR 50 million in favour of Enterprise Investors Fund IX, SCSp (the "Fund").

The Fund will make equity and quasi-equity investments primarily in medium-sized companies in the countries of Central and Southeast Europe.

 

Project Objectives

The Fund will provide: (i) a vehicle for investors to access the private equity asset class in the region; and (ii) equity and quasi-equity capital, directly and indirectly, to companies in the region.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 69

The transition impact of the Fund will primarily be generated by contributing to increasing the availability of private equity financing in the region which can help promote private and entrepreneurial initiatives. In doing so, the project is expected to increase the overall competitiveness of portfolio companies, develop alternative funding sources and strengthen the resilience of the financial sectors in the region.

Client Information

POLISH ENTERPRISE FUND IX



The fund will be managed by EIF IX GP S.a.r.l, a Luxembourg private limited liability company

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 50,000,000.00

An equity commitment of up to EUR 50 million

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI (ESP2019). The Fund Manager, Enterprise Investors is well known to the Bank and has been satisfactorily applying the EBRD's E&S requirements under existing fund exposures and submitted Annual E&S reporting to the Bank. The sectoral breakdown of the investment portfolio is deemed to be inherently low-medium E&S risk and the client has an Environmental and Social Management System in place appropriate to the type of investments it envisions. It is not anticipated the Fund will make investments in Category A projects. For this transaction the Fund will be required to continue to comply with EBRD's Performance Requirements 2, 4 and 9, adopt and implement EBRD Environmental and Social Procedures for Active Equity Funds and submit Annual Environmental and Social Reports to the Bank.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

None.

Company Contact Information

Dariusz Pietrzak, Investor Relations
Dariusz.Pietrzak@ei.com.pl
+48 22 458 85 00
+48 22 458 85 55
https://www.ei.com.pl/en/
Emilii Plater 53, 31 pietro 00-113 Warszawa, Poland

PSD last updated

05 Jan 2022

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

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Environmental and Social Policy (ESP)

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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.

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