About the EBRD
Since our establishment in 1991 we have become the largest financial investor in our region of operations which stretches from central Europe to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. With the ability and willingness to bear risk on behalf of our clients, we help their countries in the region to become open-market economies. We are owned by 64 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank.
What we do
We provide project financing for banks, industries and businesses, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. We also work with publicly owned companies.
Each of our projects is tailored to the needs of the client and to the specific situation of the country, region and sector. Direct investments generally range from €5 million to €230 million. We provide loan and equity finance, guarantees, leasing facilities and trade finance. Typically we fund up to 35 per cent of the total project cost.
The Bank invests only in projects that could not otherwise attract financing on similar terms. For each project we finance, we assign a dedicated team of specialists with specific sectoral, regional, legal and environmental skills.
Through donor funds we mobilise investment capital and expertise by giving local business access to consultant experts. Donor programmes are funded by governments and international institutions, and are managed by the EBRD.
We also manage six nuclear safety and decommissioning funds. The biggest of these is for the transformation of the destroyed reactor in Chernobyl into an environmentally safe state.
Read more about the EBRD, at http://www.ebrd.com/who-we-are.html