Locked content Cognor with €20 mln loan from EBRD

WSE-listed steel producer Cognor will get a €20 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The funds will be used to modernize its operations, invest in resource efficient equipment and refinance senior secured notes. The loan is part of a larger €69 million syndicate. “...

Locked content GDP growth at 4% in 2018 – EBRD

Poland’s economic growth will increase to 4 percent in 2018 and then slow down to 3.3 percent in 2019, according to the latest forecast by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Compared to the estimates published in November 2017, this year’s GDP growth was increased by 0.6 pe...

Locked content ERBD buys PLN 133 mln worth of PKO BP subordinated bonds

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development purchased PLN 133 million worth of PKO BP subordinated bonds, from the recent PLN 1 billion issue. “We welcome the successful placement of the PKO BP bond and we are pleased to take part in this transaction. It will help PKO BP to obtain long-term...

Locked content EBRD sets up €350 mln program for Polish green projects

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has set up new €350 million framework to finance investments in energy and resource efficiency, renewable energy, water and waste management for local private businesses, the bank announced. The first loan under the scheme, new Polish Green Econom...

Locked content EBRD to adjust its strategy for Poland

The EBRD could invest €650-700 million in Poland this year, the institution’s manager for Poland Grzegorz Zieliński said, adding that while in the future, that amount will not increase significantly, the scope might change.  “It’s hard to say that after 26 years of transformation that Poland r...

Locked content EBRD to Poland – more privatization

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s President Suma Chakrabarti said that Poland should speed up privatization, particularly in the banking and energy sectors. “It’s quite surprising, given Poland’s leadership in the whole transition race, that so much of the economy is still in st...

Locked content EBRD sells 2.9% stake in Azoty

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) sold 2.85 million shares of chemicals Grupa Azoty, representing 2.9 percent stake in accelerated bookbuilding, the EBRD said in a press statement. After the sale, the lender will have 2.9 percent shares in Grupa Azoty. “The bank, as an acti...

Locked content EBRD invests €25 mln in Żabka

The European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) is taking part in the acquisition of discount retail chain Żabka, with an equity investment of up to €25 million, the bank announced. “The EBRD investment will support the continued strengthening of corporate governance and setting standards in ‘...

EBRD upholds GDP forecasts for Poland

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has maintained its forecast of 3.2 percent Polish GDP growth for 2017 and 2018. “While the tightening labor market will likely continue putting pressure on wages, thus providing a further boost to consumption, the positive impact of the chi...

Locked content EBRD buys 9.48 percent stake in Griffin Premium RE

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development acquired a 9.48 percent stake in WSE-bound real estate firm Griffin Premium RE IPO. The transaction was worth PLN 84.4 million. The company will begin its trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on April 13. After the IPO, the free float will reach a...