The European Bank forReconstruction and Development (EBRD) has organised a new syndicated facilityworth US$ 130 million for Nibulon, (’s)leading grain trader for the ongoing crop harvesting and marketing season. Thefacility will replace the syndicated loan of US$ 125 million signed in 2012,which expired in June 2014. 

The new facility will consist of an A loan of up to US$ 30 million for theEBRD’s own account and a B loan of up to US$ 100 million, which will besyndicated to commercial banks. Several banks, including ING and ABN Amro, havealready committed their participation, which demonstrates growing confidence ofinternational financiers in Ukraine’s agribusiness.

The transaction will help the Bank’s long-standing client Nibulon addressworking capital needs associated with crop origination, primary processing,transport and storage in the current environment of reduced availability ofexternal funding in Ukraine.

The EBRD is the largest financial investor in Ukraine. As of the end of July2014, the Bank had committed €9.2 billion (US$ 12.3 billion) through 329projects in the country.

NOTE:  EBRD is owned by 64 countries and twointergovernmental institutions, is supporting the development of marketeconomies  and democracies,

USUBC NOTE:  Nibulon, one of Ukraine's largest agriculturaland agribusiness companies,, isa member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C.,