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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Egypt
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-09-21
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Borrower or Client: Louis Dreyfus Company Group
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Investment Type(s): Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS: 2017-06-21
Disclosure Date: 2016-08-17
Louis Dreyfus Company Grain Egypt
EBRD-48637

Project Description
Project Description The EBRD is considering providing a USD 100m revolving facility to finance part of the working capital needs of Louis Dreyfus Company Group's subsidiaries active in Bulgaria, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine. The project is financing the working capital needs of the subsidiaries of Louis Dreyfus Company Group for the merchandising activities of its agricultural commodities in these countries. Working capital needs are seasonal and cover the purchase of agricultural commodities at prices that fluctuate throughout the year. The project provides stable working capital financing for merchandising activities in countries where liquidity can be a constraint.
Investment Description
Contact Information
Client Company Contact Information Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse S.A Financing & Treasury EMEA Region Hervé Sahores 29, route de l' Aéroport, PO Box 236CH-1215 Geneva 15 Tel: +41-58 688 26 66 E-mail:herve.sahores@ldcom.com Accountability Mechanism of the EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD’s own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.