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EBRD brings EUR 30 mln to Eurohold “predominantly for RO subsidiary”


Bulgarian group Eurohold announced that “it is engaged in advanced discussions with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)” for the sale of a minority stake in its insurance arm Euroins Insurance Group (EIG). Both parties approved the project.


The deal remains subject to an agreement on and execution of final transaction documents and satisfaction of contractual conditions to closing.


EBRD will contribute EUR 30 mln through a capital increase, and Eurohold will also participate in the capital increase with a further equity capital injection of up to EUR 12 mln.


Euroins Insurance Group will use the raised funds predominantly for the development and growth of the largest insurance entity within the group - Euroins Romania Asigurare Reasigurare, and additionally, to strengthen the holding’s market positions in Southeast Europe.


As for the Romanian subsidiary of EIG, Ziarul Financiar outlines an ongoing EUR 24.3 mln capital increase from the parent group to be endorsed on September 15, on the top of two similar capital increases worth a combined EUR 25.5 mln operated recently.


EIG also prepares a EUR 8.1 mln capital injection to be financed out of a subordinated loan. All these would result in a EUR 57.8 mln capital contribution of EIG to its Romanian subsidiary over the past year.