Tbilisi, 2 April 2019 – Crystal has closed an equity deal with international investment funds, managed by Developing World Markets (USA) and agRIF, managed by Incofin (Belgium). The company received an additional 10 million Georgian Lari (‘GEL’) as an equity investment.
Incofin recently financed a successful eco-mill project for a Small Producer Organization (SPO) in Colombia through 2 of its funds; the agRIF and the Fairtrade Access Fund. The eco-mill project is a large-scale wet mill plant with state-of-the-art, water efficient machinery from market leading suppliers, that includes its own water treatment facility.
Microfinance Organization (MFO) Crystal was awarded the ‘Grand Prix’ at the national contest Meliora, becoming Georgia’s ’Best Responsible Large Company of the Year’. The Responsible Business Award Ceremony took place in Tbilisi on December 13, bringing together 41 companies and 76 projects. The independent jury was comprised of the leading Georgian and international experts from the UK, US, Belgium, Denmark, Israel, Norway and Slovakia.
Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) is pleased to announce that agRIF Cooperatief U.A has acquired the shares of International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) in Inecobank. agRIF is managed by Incofin IM. Under the terms of the private transaction held between the aforementioned companies, currently, agRIF Cooperatief owns over 10% (10.0104%) of stakes, while IFC and DEG have fully completed their exit.
In December 2017 Incofin IM extended a new loan to Grassland Finance of EUR 10 million, of which 50% is denominated in local currency. The loan is made through two funds managed by Incofin (agRIF and RIF II) and the funds will be used to help the MFI expand its agricultural and rural portfolio.