FINCA Impact Finance Closes Divestiture of Subsidiary in Georgia

News FINCA Impact Finance Closes Divestiture of Subsidiary in Georgia Mikhail Usubyan · July 19, 2021

Rimon’s Mikhail Usubyan and Daria Von Mensenkampff are legal advisors on transaction

Washington DC –  Rimon PC congratulates client, FINCA Impact Finance, on a successful closing of the divestiture of its subsidiary in Georgia. FINCA Bank Georgia was acquired by leading Georgian bank Credo Bank. The transaction was supported by French Development Finance Institution Proparco Groupe Agence Française de Développement.  Proparco joined German Access Microfinance Holding AG, funds managed by the Dutch Triodos Investment Management, and Swiss ResponsAbility Investments AG as a new shareholder of Credo Bank. As a result, FINCA Impact Finance was able to entrust the legacy it has built in Georgia to a financial services provider that shares its commitment to expanding access to responsible financial services by serving the microfinance segment.

Rimon’s legal team was led by Washington, DC and Moscow partner Mikhail Usubyan, and supported by Counsel Daria von MensenkampffBLC assisted as the local counsel in Georgia.

Mikhail previously advised FINCA Impact Finance in the divestiture of its microfinance operations in Russia – the second largest in the country – to Luxembourg-based Mikro Kapital. The transaction involved restructuring third-party financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the MEF and the ResponsAbility Fund. Mikhail has also advised FINCA Impact Finance on a number of transactions in Russia and the CIS region, including the restructuring of FINCA Impact Finance’s operations in Armenia, obtaining financing in two Central Asian CIS countries, and the divestiture of FINCA Impact Finance’s loan portfolio in Russia.

Rimon has 43 offices across five continents. The global, alternative-model law firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation and is committed to international expansion. In the past 2 years, Rimon has opened offices in Australia, Colombia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, China and South Korea. The firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance practice is dedicated to serving the impact finance sector.

See the press release here.