Agrokor Equity

Location:

Croatia

Project number:

36887

Business sector:

Agribusiness

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

C

Target board date:

15 Jun 2006

Status:

Disbursing

PSD disclosed:

09 May 2006

Project Description

The proposed project consists of an equity investment in the Agrokor d.d. by participating in an increase of the Agrokor’s share capital. The purpose of the Project is to assist the Company in

(i) financial restructuring of the balance sheet by decreasing its financial leverage,

(ii) enabling the Company to continue investments in its core businesses in the region, and

(iii) raising the Company’s profile among investors to prepare for a potential future IPO.

Transition Impact

The transition impact relates to corporate governance improvements (e.g. further improvement of company's controlling bodies practices including the Supervisory Board, improvement of internal controls, further implementation of information security management system, etc.).

The project will also enable the Company to continue selective investments in its core business in the region which will contribute to increased competition.

The Client

Agrokor d.d., the leading producer and distributor of food and beverage products and largest retailer in Croatia.

EBRD Finance

EUR 110 million equity investment.

Project Cost

EUR 110 million.

Environmental Impact

The project has been screened C/1 requiring an environmental audit of the company's corporate environmental policies, procedures and practices and site reviews for a sample of the company's production facilities. An international environmental consulting company has been selected to undertake this work which has already begun. Following completion of the audit, any resulting recommendations will be formulated into a time-bound, costed environmental action plan ("EAP"). The aim of the EAP will be to ensure compliance with relevant host country environmental standards, EU environmental standards and any other relevant good international practice. The company will be required to provide the Bank with an annual environmental report on the implementation of the EAP and any other environmental matters. This PSD will be updated following completion of environmental due diligence to include summary information on the EAP and any other environmental actions agreed with the company.

Technical Cooperation

None.

Company Contact

Anja Linic, PR Director
Tel: +385 1 48 94 304
E-mail: anja.linic@agrokor.hr

Tomislav Matiija Varga, Director in Corporate Finance
Tel: +385 1 48 94 024
E-mail: tom.varga@agrokor.hr

 

 

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