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DFF- Sain International



Project number:


Business sector:

Manufacturing and Services

Notice type:


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Approval date:

25 Jan 2022



PSD disclosed:

25 Jan 2022

As per section 1.4.2 (iii) of the Directive on Access to Information: "For Projects approved by Bank management where the Board of Directors has delegated the approval authority, the PSD shall be disclosed at the start of the relevant no-objection notification period to a member country of the Bank in accordance with Article 13 (iii) of the Agreement Establishing the EBRD."

Project Description

The provision of a senior loan of up to MNT 8.0 billion (€ 2.4m) to Sain International one of the leading distributors and retailers of consumer electronic devices and home appliances in Mongolia.



Project Objectives

The funds will help Sain International: (i) launch new branches in key commercial locations of Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan and Erdenet cities' as well as (ii) finance its working capital needs. New branches will allow the company to showcase its products and services in better quality retail space and to attract new customers.


Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

The project will contribute to the framework objectives by supporting the company in the following areas:

Primary quality "Competitive": improve the competitiveness of the Company via operational improvements, namely productivity and profitability. 

Secondary quality "Well-Governed": significantly improve the corporate governance practices of the Company through adopting international accounting standards (IFRS).

Client Information


Sain International, established in 1998, is one of the leading distributors and retailers of consumer electronic devices and home appliances in Mongolia.  It is 70 per cent owned by a Mongolian entrepreneur Mr Gan-Ochir Tumendemberel and 30 per cent owned by his spouse Mrs Amgalantuya Bayasgalan.

EBRD Finance Summary

MNT 8,000,000,000.00

MNT 8.0 billion (€ 2.4m) senior secured loan to the Company in two tranches.

Total Project Cost

MNT 8,000,000,000.00

The total Project cost amounts to MNT 8.0 billion.


Financing Structure - the EBRD offers financing with a tenor longer than what is available from local commercial sources for domestic corporates and it is necessary for the Company to implement its long-term capital expenditure plan;

Standard-Setting - The Company sees significant value in the Bank's participation in improving its corporate governance via acquiring higher financial standards and through the Bank's financial covenants.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (ESP 2019). The ESDD was conducted on the basis of a review of the E&S questionnaires completed by the Client. The Project is considered to be Paris-aligned  for climate-adaptation. The Client will need to comply with the Bank's Performance Requirements and submit annual environmental and social reports to the Bank.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

1. External legal due diligence - TC for the review of current legal standing of the company and draft legal documentation necessary for the project. Total amount is approximately US$ 17,500 with the Company contributing 50 per cent.

Company Contact Information

Amgalantuya Bayasgalan
Ayud Tower 8F, Olympic Street 4, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar 14240

PSD last updated

25 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.

Integrity and Compliance

The EBRD's Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO) promotes good governance and ensures that the highest standards of integrity are applied to all activities of the Bank in accordance with international best practice. Integrity due diligence is conducted on all Bank clients to ensure that projects do not present unacceptable integrity or reputational risks to the Bank. The Bank believes that identifying and resolving issues at the project assessment approval stages is the most effective means of ensuring the integrity of Bank transactions. OCCO plays a key role in these protective efforts, and also helps to monitor integrity risks in projects post-investment.

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 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.

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP 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 following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form.

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 to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.


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