Cartu Bank SME Loan II

Location:

Georgia

Project number:

39987

Business sector:

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Target board date:

10 Mar 2009

Status:

Completed

PSD disclosed:

06 Feb 2009

Project Description

SME loan will assist the client to further develop its SME lending activities and expand access to finance for local SMEs, which continue to be under-served.

The operation will support the client’s business diversification strategy across Georgia and help to enhance its competitive position in the market.

Transition Impact

The transition impact of this equity investment will mainly arise from institutional development of the bank through changes in corporate governance, strategy and business development, operations and risk management systems. In addition, this investment will strengthen Cartu’s capital base thereby enhancing the ability of the bank to further expand its market share in Tbilisi and the regions and hence facilitate the competition in the banking sector as a whole. Via the MCFF and SME facilities, EBRD’s support of Cartu will add to the overall lending capability of the banking sector in Georgia thereby increasing financial intermediation. The proposed loans will increase the supply of funding to SMEs thereby increasing access to bank finance.

The Client

Cartu Bank, the sixth largest bank by assets in Georgia with total assets of USD 373 million and equity of USD 64 million, as of end of 2008.

EBRD Finance

USD 10 million (EUR 7.7 million equivalent) SME loan facility.

Project Cost

EUR 32.1 million.

Environmental Impact

Screened FI.

Technical Cooperation

TC will be put in place to assist in the implementation of the Institution Building Plan.

Company Contact

George Nozadze, Head of FI Division
Cartu Bank
39a Chavchavadze Avenue,
0162 Tbilisi
Georgia

Tel: +995 95 22 22 83
Email: gnozadze@cartubank.ge

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

General enquiries

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Any complaint under the PCM must be filed no later than 12 months after the last distribution of EBRD funds. You may contact the PCM officer (at pcm@ebrd.com) or the relevant EBRD Resident Office for assistance if you are uncertain as to the period within which a complaint must be filed.


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Last updated 22 July 2010

 

Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement: Tel: +44 20 7338 6794
Email: procurement@ebrd.com

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168
Email: projectenquiries@ebrd.com

Public Information Policy (PIP)

The PIP 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. Please visit the Public Information Policy page below to find out how to request a Public Sector Board Report.
Text of the PIP

Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM)

The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the EBRD's accountability mechanism. It provides an opportunity for an independent review of complaints from individuals and organisations concerning EBRD-financed projects which are alleged to have caused, or are likely to cause, environmental and/or social harm.

Please visit the Project Complaint Mechanism page to find information about how to submit a complaint. The PCM Officer (pcm@ebrd.com) is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the submission of a complaint and criteria for registration and eligibility, in accordance with the PCM Rules of Procedure.