Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (Českomoravská záruční a rozvojová banka, a. s.)

Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank is the only promotional bank in the Czech Republic entrusted with the administration of funds disbursed within the programmes of assistance launched by the Government to help the development of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship (SME) using financial resources from national or EU funds for guarantees and loans. The Bank‘s activities result from its long-term strategy oriented to contributing to the implementation of the economic policy of the Government of the Czech Republic and its regions.

The Bank shall be involved in the realization of state policy enabling easier access to finance for SMEs, as well as in the field of financing infrastructure-oriented projects (water sector schemes, transport infrastructure), municipal and housing development (apartment houses reconstruction), or other spheres, which require support of public finance.

CMZRB is a member of several international associations aimed at the support of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – Network of European Financial Institutions (NEFI), European Association of Guarantee Institutions (AECM), etc). In the year 2017 CMZRB became a shareholder of European Investment Fund (EIF). The plan for the year 2018 includes e.g. implementation of EU External Investment Plan through its European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), which was announced in June 2016 by the European Commission with aim to support third countries outside EU (Africa and EU neighbourhood countries).

Meridiam

Meridiam is a leading developer, investor, manager and long-term partner in Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) projects in Europe, North America and Africa.

With its unique 25-year investment horizon, Meridiam is one of the very few infrastructure funds that have a truly long-term investment strategy, which enables it to be a long-term partner with the public sector from project inception through operation and handback. With global assets under management of approximately € 5 billion and over € 40 billion of constructed value, Meridiam has a distinct position in the industry as a stable long-term investor partner for governments in transportation, social, and environmental projects. Meridiam believes its long- term focus, as well as long-term stable partnership with the public sector, are critical to providing high-quality public infrastructure.

Since its inception in 2005, Meridiam has successfully reached financial close or been selected as prefer bidder on close to sixty (60) projects globally and contributes expertise from over 200 infrastructure investment professionals in North America, Europe and Africa. Meridiam’s team includes professionals with expertise in construction, engineering, finance, asset management and public policy across offices in Paris, Luxembourg, Vienna, New York, Toronto, Istanbul, Dakar and Addis Abeba.