Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor



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Financial institutions

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Approval date:

11 Feb 2015



PSD disclosed:

01 Jul 2015

Translated version of this PSD: Slovenian

Project Description

EBRD is acquiring a 20% stake in Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor Group (“NKBM”) alongside certain private equity investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC (“Apollo”) from the Slovenian Government, acting through its representative, Slovenian Sovereign Holding. Upon the completion of the transaction, EBRD and the Apollo funds will own shares in a Luxembourg investment vehicle that will in turn own, indirectly, 100% of the share capital of NKBM.

EBRD’s investment will support the successful privatisation and turnaround of the 2nd largest banking franchise in Slovenia and further strengthen its core banking operations in the Slovenian market.

Transition Impact

The project’s transition impact will be derived from demonstration of successful restructuring of a leading banking franchise in Slovenia, setting standards for corporate governance and enhancing risk management under private ownership.

The Client

Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor (“NKBM”) is currently the 2nd largest bank in Slovenia with total assets of €4.3 billion and equity of €636 million at Q1 2015. NKBM was earmarked for privatisation by the Slovenian government in 2013.

Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager with assets under management of approximately USD 163 billion as of 31 March 2015, across private equity, credit and real estate funds.

EBRD Finance

Equity investment of up to €70 million

Project Cost


Environmental and social categorisation, impact, and mitigation

Categorised FI (2014 Policy).  Given that the proposed investment involves an equity stake, the client will be required to adhere to the Bank’s PR9, PR2 and the relevant sections of PR4 within the 2014 Environmental and Social Policy; as well as the relevant EBRD E&S Procedures for lending/transactions across the entire portfolio. EBRD and Apollo have on a common approach to developing EHSS policy and procedures at NKBM.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Sabina Dziurman,

Business opportunities

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Public Information Policy (PIP)

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Text of the PIP

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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