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.

Česká exportní banka, a. s. (Czech Export Bank)

Česká exportní banka, a.s. (Czech Export Bank) is a specialised, state-owned banking institution. It was established in 1995 and it forms one of the pillars of the government’s economic diplomacy and its pro-export policy system.

Following the OECD’s risk classification, the bank specifically supports transactions to countries with higher levels of territorial and commercial risks. Throughout the history, ČEB has provided financing related to more than 80 territories around the world. As of December 2016, the majority of its portfolio was located in Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Montenegro.   

Generally, ČEB supports all types of products and sectors but compared to commercial banks it is also keen to provide assistance to those sectors which require larger amounts of external financial resources and longer maturities (e.g. defense, energy, or aviation).

ČEB has many years of experience in financing major export transactions of Czech exporters, as well as financing export contracts for smaller units or partial deliveries. Most of ČEB’s financing is currently disbursed to foreign buyers, i.e. partners of Czech exporters. The complete overview of ČEB’s product portfolio is available on its website.

The bank puts emphasis on the complexity of its export financing products range. Currently, the bank sees its important role, alongside financing exports of goods and services, also in providing financing for engineering projects, especially linear-style constructions abroad. Recently, ČEB has also significantly expanded its services of financing small and medium enterprises, whose business is tied to exports.

All ČEB’s activities have to be in full compliance with the rules of WTO (World Trade Organisation), the relevant recommendations of OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and EU (European Union) directives.

ČEB was registered in the Commercial Register on 1 March 1995 with its registered office in Praha 1, Vodičkova 34 701, Postal Code 111 21, Telephone No. +420 222 843 111, fax No. +420 224 211 266, e-mail ceb@ceb.cz. The company is registered with the Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Prague in Section B, Insert 3042.