Baltic Investment Fund III

Location:

Regional

Project number:

9446

Business sector:

Equity funds

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

25 Jul 2000

Status:

Repaying

PSD disclosed:

19 Jun 2000

Project Description

The Baltic Investment Fund III LP is a private equity fund that will invest in medium-sized companies in Estonia, Latvia and/or Lithuania. The fund has a target size of €50 million.

The fund will invest cash equity in medium-sized companies, with the objective of promoting the growth of the portfolio companies and achieving an attractive return over the medium term. Investment proceeds will be used to finance expansion projects.

 

Transition Impact

The investment advisor will take an active role in restructuring portfolio companies as required, and will demonstrate that small and medium-sized enterprises in the Baltic states can be restructured successfully. The fund will be represented on the Board of each portfolio company, and will impose high standards of corporate governance. The fund's behaviour will demonstrate that business conduct within a market-oriented economy must be legitimate, transparent and in accordance with sound business practices.

The Client

The fund is a limited partnership registered in Jersey, the Channel Islands. Investors are limited partners. The investment advisor is BaltCap Management Ltd, a fund management company registered in Finland. The fund sponsors include SITRA (Finland), CapMan Capital Management Oy (Finland) and Suprema Securities Ltd (Baltics).

EBRD Finance

The EBRD will commit up to €10 million to the fund. In addition, the Baltic Investment Special Fund, managed by the EBRD, will commit up to €5 million to the fund.

Project Cost

Target size is €50 million.

Environmental Impact

The fund will follow the EBRD's Environmental Procedures for Private Equity Funds. In implementing these procedures, the fund will assess potential environmental issues associated with its investments which are required to comply, at a minimum, with local and/or national health, safety, environmental and public consultation requirements.

Technical Cooperation

None.

Company Contact

Mr Jarmo Rautiainen
BaltCap Management Oy
Tel. +358 9 6226 9041; Fax +358 9 6226 9040
E-mail: jarmo.rautiainen@baltcap.inet.fi

 

Business opportunities

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General enquiries

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Public Information Policy (PIP)

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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 how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

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