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New Envestio project – Renewal of freight containers – Tier 3

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the new Investment Project Owner “SRR” JSC with project “Renewal of freight containers – Tier 3″, Envestio expands the variety of industries available to invest in. “SRR” JSC has a long and successful experience of conducting logistics operations.

The loan is fully secured by mixed commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiaries of “SRR” JSC.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in logistics industry, financing of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for freight containers.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The JSC SRR was established in Riga, Latvia in the year 2007. JSC SRR is a member of FIATA, LAFF, LTBA, CCTP, holds ISO 9001:2008 certificate, and employs 64 people.

Company’s key assets include 950 x 20’ and 450 х 40’ containers as well as 825 railroad platforms.

The main fields of company’s activity are:

  • Multimodal transportation and integrated railway solutions for metallurgical companies and industrial manufacturers
  • Handling of container trains
  • Optimizing use of rolling stock and providing own containers
  • Warehousing of various types of cargo
  • Regular feeder container line Rotterdam-Riga-Ust-Luga-St. Petersburg-Rotterdam

The company is looking to conduct a round of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for all its containers, used for freight operations. The total cost of the project is estimated to be EUR 650,000. Envestio participants will have a chance to finance this project in several tranches of moderate size, according to the number of containers submitted for inspection and further proceedings in a single batch.

Market

Consolidated figures show that during the year 2017 the global market for transportation of goods using freight containers increased by more than 6% in relation to 2016. Last time so high market growth rates were observed more than 6 years ago – in the year 2011. Overall demand for China-Europe-America freight routes in 2017 increased rapidly due to China’s GDP 6,9% growth that was almost 0,5% higher than anticipated growth of 6,5%. At the same time, also the freight rates in 2017 swiftly recovered from downfall, experienced in 2016.

Further development of the global market is largely dependent on the extent at which current expansion plans of the biggest container lines are realized as well as on the development dynamics of the international trade. Bearing in mind increasing ambiguity on the global markets, caused by geopolitical shifts combined with high growth rates the key factor for success is the ability to manage both own and freighted assets in the most efficient and flexible way.

From the regional perspective the biggest increase in volumes was achieved in the North America (+12,6%), followed by Latin America (+11,1%), China (+10,3%), and Europe (+4,4%).

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 10.11.2018 – EUR 17.84
  • 10.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 10.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 10.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 10.03.2019 – EUR 16.11
  • 10.04.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 10.05.2019 – EUR 17.26
  • 10.06.2019 – EUR 1017.84

Total expected return: EUR 1 139.83

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New Envestio project – Biomass fuel – factoring 4, extra lot

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the project “Biomass fuel – factoring 4, extra lot”, Envestio continues the successful cooperation with the representatives of the environmental-friendly energy industry.

This loan is fully secured by commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of RIETUMU ENERGIJA SIA.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in energy sector, factoring-type financing for a woodchips trading company.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The company RIETUMU ENERGIA SIA is a venture that successfully works on the market of production and sale of woodchips. Woodchips are being used as raw material for a big number of cogeneration-type power plants across the Baltic region. This type of produced heat and electric energy is considered to be one of the most environment-friendly, as it does not create excessive pollution and ensures full utilization of timber, processed by woodworking factories.

Founded in 2013, RIETUMU ENERGIA SIA is cooperating with an established pool of buyers that ensures necessary and stable demand for woodchips. This pool is formed by several small and medium cogeneration power plants and Tukums city municipal company that provides heating to the city.

On the supply side RIETUMU ENERGIA SIA cooperates with big Latvian woodworking factories SIA Stiga RM un AS Latvijas Finieris, processes own timber as well as purchases imported raw materials.

The need for additional funds is justified by current situation on the Latvian woodchips market that is characterized by high seasonality and continuously growing demand for this type of raw materials. Summer season is characterized by lower prices at which woodchips are available for purchase from the bigger suppliers, however, up to 6 months payment delay from the final customer has to be faced in that case.

Covering this gap with the help of Envestio financing will allow getting extra profits during the winter season, when the price of woodchips reaches its maximum, and repay the investment principal to Envestio participants.

Market

During the last years Latvian market for woodchips was characterized by increasing demand for the qualitative product. The size of Latvian woodworking industry, which is the main internal supplier of raw woodchips for further processing, remains relatively stable; at the same time, the number of customers has been increasing almost exponentially. Cogeneration power plants and producers of wooden pellets are looking to purchase growing amounts of the raw materials. Given the constant supply and increasing number of foreign customers from countries like Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland this logically results in price increase and even product shortage on the market.

Besides the increasing demand the market also faces extreme seasonality. Woodchips can be purchased at cheaper price during the summer, at the same time, during the winter not all customers can handle the price growth (and still there is an excessive demand). In these conditions, a company that can purchase the woodchips during the low season, store it, and sell during the period of higher prices may achieve extra profits.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 06.11.2018 – EUR 17.84
  • 06.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 06.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 06.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 06.03.2019 – EUR 16.11
  • 06.04.2019 – EUR 1017.84

Total expected return: EUR 1 104.73

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New Envestio project – Urban mining tier 8

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the project Urban mining tier 8, Envestio continues to expand successful cooperation with the representatives of the environmental-friendly recycling industry.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment into technology sector, financing of working capital of recycling plant.
  • Secured debt, 18% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

DAGRE is an international company with successful experience in the sphere of recycling of technological raw materials that contain different precious metals such as silver, gold, platinum, etc. DAGRE’s production capacities provide full cycle of processing the raw materials, from initial expertise in the lab to grinding it using special automated machinery and equipment. Employed innovative technological process ensures preservation of 98% of the initial amount of precious metals, contained in the raw materials. Production complex consists of following segments:

  • Storage of Raw materials
  • Manual and mechanical disassembly workshop
  • Enrichment workshop
  • Storage of ready produce.

DAGRE is capable of processing extremely wide range of raw materials, which provides the company with additional competitive advantage on the market. Obsolete home electronics, computer hardware, written-off equipment and machinery from plants and factories, even details from old trains and military objects – all this can be utilized. Current company facilities allow recycling of more than 2000 tons of aforementioned raw materials per year, and turning them into enriched “concentrate” with high saturation of precious metals ready for further sale.

The enriched “concentrate” is purchased by special factories, which recycle it further, into pure non-ferrous metals, such as Aurubis GmbH factory in Hamburg, Germany that is currently the main buyer of DAGRE’s product. DAGRE and Aurubis GmbH have concluded a long-term cooperation contract.

DAGRE is receiving raw materials from wide variety of suppliers in the Eastern European region, which is still far behind the rest of the Europe in terms of percentage of obsolete equipment going through proper utilization process. In combination with efficient and transparent logistics processes it makes economies of scale possible.

Market

DAGRE is one of few companies in the region that has direct access to Russian market of necessary raw materials. Russian recycling market is noticeably underdeveloped in comparison with Western markets, therefore, supply of raw materials is limited only by the production capacities of processing company and money it can invest into the process. At the same time, entrance to this market is very complicated due to big amount of different formalities and strict customs procedures, which must be observed. Here DAGRE enjoys a noticeable competitive advantage, as it already has all the necessary legal and operational expertise is this sphere.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 02.11.2018 – EUR 15.29
  • 02.12.2018 – EUR 14.79
  • 02.01.2019 – EUR 15.29
  • 02.02.2019 – EUR 1015.29

Total expected return: EUR 1 060.66

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New Envestio project – Renewal of freight containers – Tier 1

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the new Investment Project Owner “SRR” JSC with project “Renewal of freight containers – Tier 1″, Envestio expands the variety of industries available to invest in. “SRR” JSC has a long and successful experience of conducting logistics operations.

The loan is fully secured by mixed commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiaries of “SRR” JSC.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

 

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in logistics industry, financing of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for freight containers.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The JSC SRR was established in Riga, Latvia in the year 2007. JSC SRR is a member of FIATA, LAFF, LTBA, CCTP, holds ISO 9001:2008 certificate, and employs 64 people.

Company’s key assets include 950 x 20’ and 450 х 40’ containers as well as 825 railroad platforms.

The main fields of company’s activity are:

  • Multimodal transportation and integrated railway solutions for metallurgical companies and industrial manufacturers
  • Handling of container trains
  • Optimizing use of rolling stock and providing own containers
  • Warehousing of various types of cargo
  • Regular feeder container line Rotterdam-Riga-Ust-Luga-St. Petersburg-Rotterdam

The company is looking to conduct a round of technical inspection and repair/renewal works for all its containers, used for freight operations. The total cost of the project is estimated to be EUR 650,000. Envestio participants will have a chance to finance this project in several tranches of moderate size, according to the number of containers submitted for inspection and further proceedings in a single batch.

Market

Consolidated figures show that during the year 2017 the global market for transportation of goods using freight containers increased by more than 6% in relation to 2016. Last time so high market growth rates were observed more than 6 years ago – in the year 2011. Overall demand for China-Europe-America freight routes in 2017 increased rapidly due to China’s GDP 6,9% growth that was almost 0,5% higher than anticipated growth of 6,5%. At the same time, also the freight rates in 2017 swiftly recovered from downfall, experienced in 2016.

Further development of the global market is largely dependent on the extent at which current expansion plans of the biggest container lines are realized as well as on the development dynamics of the international trade. Bearing in mind increasing ambiguity on the global markets, caused by geopolitical shifts combined with high growth rates the key factor for success is the ability to manage both own and freighted assets in the most efficient and flexible way.

From the regional perspective the biggest increase in volumes was achieved in the North America (+12,6%), followed by Latin America (+11,1%), China (+10,3%), and Europe (+4,4%).

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 21.10.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 21.11.2018 – EUR 17.84
  • 21.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 21.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 21.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 21.03.2019 – EUR 16.11
  • 21.04.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 21.05.2019 – EUR 1017.26

Total expected return: EUR 1 139.25

 

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New Grupeer project – Eidsvoll in Norway

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Grupeer informed today that a new investment opportunity will be available at the portal to all registered participants: Development project from Norway Eidsvoll.

Investment opportunity

Loan amount: 700 000 EUR
Loan period: 12 months
Interest rate: 13%
Loan originator: Primo invest SIA
Country: Norway

BuyBack guarantee in case of borrower’s payments delay for more than 60 days.

SIA Primo Invest issues a loan to Norwegian Company to finance the development project in Eidsvoll, Norway for the total amount of 700,000 EUR for the duration of 12 months. Overall value of the contract is 1,469,000 EUR.

Eidsvoll project

Eidsvoll project

7 economic facts making Norway a smart investment

  1. Oil, is it good or is it bad?

Norway is an oil rich country, however it has escaped “oil curse”- meaning they don’t rely on oil income and don’t hesitate generating economic growth from other industries. Instead, most of the revenue from oil extraction goes to massive $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund which holds 1% of all world’s equities. If divided by each citizen, it will make every one of them a millionaire in local currency! Norway saves all this money for future generations and spends on public projects less than 4%. Depending on oil income makes country very vulnerable to the volatile oil prices and creates uncertainty. But in Norway, even when oil will run out, the wealth fund will serve as a “cushion”. However, it is not going to happen in the near future, besides that, in the fjords around the mainland there are vast stocks of oil yet to be discovered.

  1. One of the richest per head

Northern Kingdom has one of the highest GDP per capita- it is ranked 4th by World Bank after Luxemburg, Macao and Switzerland. The source of Norway’s riches is oil, and with relatively small population just over 5 million people GDP per capita is impressive $75,000 comparing to less than $45,000 in European economic heavyweight Germany. The cost of living in Norway is very high too, but it is leveled out by high salaries and still makes Norwegian citizens better off than their Western European neighbors. Wellbeing in Norway is definitely very high, as Norway ranks among the happiest countries on earth by the UN.

  1. Egalitarian society

Norway tops 2017 index of inclusive economies, conducted by World Economic Forum. This means that Norway managed to translate high economic growth into the high living standards of its population (despite high costs of living, the spending power is still much higher in this Nordic country). First, despite that there is no statuary minimum wage floor, Norwegian workers are protected by “collective agreements”. Furthermore, 54% of workers are participating in unions, compared to 11% in the US. Additionally, Norway ranks very high in education, with accessible higher education for everyone. Also, Norway is doing well in closing the gender gap, meaning that woman have same opportunities as men in social and economic activities. Besides gender equality, Norway is ranked as a top country in income distribution measured by Gini index.

  1. Political stability

The financial crisis that happened 10 years ago, has raised negative attitude towards capitalism in many developed countries. This gives a rise to new leftist parties all over Europe, who appeal to voters, but they still don’t have a clear vision and it is not known what effect the political paradigm can have on economies. Norway, on the other hand, is long known for having a “socialist democracy” and embraced it for a long time. The key to success is its openness to globalization, income redistribution, mixed ownership (government and private) and moderate state intervention.

  1. Hot housing market

2018 is one of the best years to invest in Norwegian property. Norway has one of the highest home ownership rates among developed nations: 85%. The housing market of Scandinavia’s richest economy has seen price surge in recent years amid record low interest and fiscal stimulus from the government. There are some fears that the prices should reverse in coming years, but for now they are valued historically high and some property firms claim that high property prices are attributed to shortage of new developments.

  1. Independent

Norway is not part of the EU or currency union, but it still enjoys the benefits of single European market, thanks to European Economic Area agreement. This makes Norway independent in conducting its own strategy and deciding its monetary policy managing Norwegian Krone (NOK, or nicknamed nokkies). The Krone was thought to be “an oil currency” meaning it correlated very closely to oil prices making it vulnerable to external shocks, however recently it showed that it is becoming more independent. Let’s hope also, that the non-European membership will give Norway advantage on negotiating trade terms with US president over the protectionist tariffs he is imposing on European Union.

  1. Taking the lead

Macroeconomic variables are in order in Norway. In the last 5 years Sweden was known a as a fastest growing Scandinavian economy, but not anymore. Sweden is experiencing immigration crisis, slowing demand from its trading partners and loose monetary policy. According to recent poll conducted by Reuters, it is predicted that the GDP will grow 2.2% in Norway in 2018, while 2% in Sweden. Norway is benefiting from picking up in the oil prices and good demand for its exports. Prudent fiscal and monetary policies are adding up stability too.

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New Envestio project – Wood pellets – trade financing 2

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing project “Wood pellets – trade financing 2″, Envestio continues the successful cooperation with the representatives of the environmental-friendly energy industry.

The loan is fully secured by commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of NDINAMIKA SIA.

You can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment in energy sector, factoring-type financing for a wood pellets trading company.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

The company NDINAMIKA SIA is a company that is successfully acting on the market of sale and delivery of wood pellets/biomass fuel to Latvian households, small agricultural complexes, and other consumers. Taking into consideration increasing prices for traditional fuel, such as natural gas and oil products, the demand for wood pellets is constantly increasing that provides good business opportunities for the market players.

Besides pricing, one more key factor that affects demand is absence of complex and pricey requirements to the heating system of the household. Burning pellets in an ordinary stove can perfectly heat a small and medium size (up to 150 m2) private house; no special gas or oil boiler or generator is necessary in that case. Pellets are easy to transport and store, they do not require a connection to centralized supply system, and have relatively high energetic efficiency.

Installation of a special pellet stove allows using pellets as fuel also for small industrial and agricultural complexes. Specialized pellet stove ensures higher efficiency than ordinary stoves and is comparable to gas boilers.

Pellets are mostly produced from local wood that ensures maximum utilization of this renewable resource. Pellet heating is considered to be one of the most environment-friendly, as it does not create excessive pollution, produces a very small amount of waste (which is traditionally used as a fertilizer by many households) and ensures full utilization of timber, processed by woodworking factories. Pellets are produced by chopping the pieces of wood into powder that is afterwards dried and processed in a granulator mill (pellet-mill) that forms it into pellets.

Established in the year 2013, NDINAMIKA SIA sells and delivers wood pellets to the final customers across the Latvia. Current business scheme assumes purchasing the stock of pellets during the low season (summer) and gradually selling it to the households and business consumers during the high season (autumn and winter).

The need for additional funds is justified by current situation on the Latvian biomass fuel market that is characterized by high seasonality and continuously growing demand for wood pellets, woodchips, and wood briquettes. Summer season is characterized by lower prices at which the fuel is available for purchase from the producers, however, up to 6 months payment delay from the final customer has to be faced in that case.

Covering this gap with the help of Envestio financing will allow purchasing additional stock now and getting extra profits during the winter season, when the price of woodchips reaches its maximum, and repay the investment principal to Envestio participants.

Market

During the last years Latvian market for biomass fuel that includes wood pellets, woodchips, wood briquettes, and similar products was characterized by increasing demand for the qualitative product. The size of Latvian woodworking industry, which is the main internal supplier of the raw materials for further processing, remains relatively stable; at the same time, the number of customers has been increasing almost exponentially.

While cogeneration power plants and producers of wooden pellets are looking to purchase growing amounts of the raw materials, a bigger number of consumers is looking to purchase biomass fuel for their business and private needs. Given the constant supply and increasing number of foreign customers from countries like Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland this logically results in price increase and even product shortage on the market.

Besides the increasing demand the market also faces extreme seasonality. Wood pellets can be purchased at cheaper price during the summer, at the same time, during the winter not all customers can handle the price growth (and still there is an excessive demand). In these conditions, a company that can purchase the wood pellets during the low season, store those in a dry warehouse thus preserving the quality, and sell during the period of higher prices may achieve extra profits.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 17.10.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 17.11.2018 – EUR 17.84
  • 17.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 17.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 17.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 17.03.2019 – EUR 1016.11

Total expected return: EUR 1 104.15

 

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New investment project in Latvia announced by Bulkestate – Luku Street II – Launch 17 september 2018

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Bulkestate announced today that it is preparing to launch a new investment project in Latvia, Riga.

Launch time: Monday / 17 September 2018 / 16:00 (EEST)

The property is located in Mārupe, which is one of the closest private housing areas to Riga. The main advantage of the region is the convenient traffic to the city centre, international airport and the seaside, at the same time preserving the green neighbourhood characteristic of the outskirts of the city.

Project information:

Interest rate: 13%
Investment target: 58,000 EUR
Loan period: 12 months
Loan to value: 50%
Security: Mortgage
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New Envestio project – Fruits wholesale – factoring 3

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Envestio informed today that a new investment opportunity is available at the portal to all registered participants.

By introducing the new investment project “Fruits wholesale – factoring 3”, Envestio continue cooperation with the representative of European food wholesale industry.

This loan is fully secured by commercial pledge and personal guarantee of the main beneficiary of SIA MERKURS-RIGANTE.

As usual, you can invest any amount starting from 1 EUR. Minimum deposit to the investment account is EUR 100.

If you invest for the first time at Envestio don’t forget that you can get € 5 and a 0.5% cashback bonus for the investments made in the first nine months (270 days), more details HERE.

Investment opportunity

  • High-yielding investment into food wholesaling industry, financing of working capital of a fruit wholesaler.
  • Secured debt, 21% planned annual return.
  • Investment principal buyback is available at 5% penalty rate.

Project description

Latvian company SIA MERKURS-RIGANTE has been working in the sphere of warehouse services and logistics since 1994. Recently the company launched a new business direction – delivery and wholesale of fresh fruits produced in Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia on the market of Baltic states, Russia, Belarus, Kazakstan and other CIS countries. The assortment includes different kinds of stone fruits, strawberries, blueberry, citruses, apples, etc.

The business network is already active since June 2018. Having a number of contracted European suppliers, long-term experience in transportation and warehousing, possibility to use own infrastructure for the trade operations, necessary expertise in importation procedures, and high demand for high-quality product makes this business direction exceptionally promising and high-profitable.

SIA MERKURS-RIGANTE is looking to attract a factoring-type secured funding for the period of 6 months in order to finance additional deliveries of shipments of fruits to its partners within already established trade network.

Market

The market for imported fruits and berries in the Eastern Europe and CIS is still considered fairly underdeveloped and full of opportunities in comparison to Western Europe and US. A lot of people there still do not consider fresh fruits and berries to be an essential part of their food basket as consumption of these products currently is approximately 3,5 times lower than in the West. At the same time, as a result of the latest healthy lifestyle trends, growing personal income, and a number of other factors the demand for qualitative fruits and berries is increasing at a constant rate.

Increasing demand cannot be met with local supply, mainly due to the climate conditions, which are not favourable for growing good-quality fruits and berries as well as weaker and low-automated local farming sector. It provides a lot of opportunities for the companies that are able to import products of a necessary quality from other economic regions.

Sample repayment schedule

Envestio participant’s investment – EUR 1 000.00
Payments:

  • 13.10.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 13.11.2018 – EUR 17.84
  • 13.12.2018 – EUR 17.26
  • 13.01.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 13.02.2019 – EUR 17.84
  • 13.03.2019 – EUR 1016.11

Total expected return: EUR 1 104.15

 

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US private equity-backed loan originator from Romania joins Mintos p2p marketplace

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The Mintos marketplace just got bigger as Credius now offers personal loans for investment in Romania. Credius is one of the five largest alternative lenders in Romania and it is backed by a private equity group from the United States, and you can invest in its personal loans listed in EUR now!

Credius is part of the American investment group of private equity funds New Century Holdings (“NCH”). NCH manages approximately USD 3 billion of capital through a network of nine offices in Eastern Europe, Russia and Brazil. NCH has been active on the Romanian market since 1994, particularly in such industries as real estate and finance & banking services.

“Romania, the leader of GDP growth in the European Union in 2017, is experiencing a transition from an offline to an online economy. Credius is both taking advantage of this opportunity and is one of the most important drivers of this transition”, says Andrey Buzgan, Credius CEO.

Credius is a lending company focused on the segment of instalment loans to individuals. The average Romania-issued loan on Mintos from Credius is EUR 750 with a repayment period of 12 to 24 months. You can expect a net annual return of up to 9.5%.

To align its interests with those of investors, Credius will retain 10% of each loan placed on Mintos on its balance sheet. All Romania-issued loans from Credius come with a buyback guarantee and Credius will undertake the obligations of repurchasing delinquent loans.

Credius started its operations in Romania in 2013. It is currently in the top five alternative finance market leaders in the country when comparing the number of customers, monthly volumes of new loan origination, and the size of its loan portfolio. Credius is a leading market player both with its innovative online technologies and in terms of sales volumes. Its branch network is one of the largest in Romania with more than 80 offices. The company’s activities are regulated by the National Bank of Romania.

Since its inception, Credius has issued 53 000 loans worth more than EUR 33 million. The company maintains a very strong balance sheet with no external debt on its books. In 2017 the company reached EUR 19 million in revenues and EUR 2 million in net profit. As of the end of June 2018, its loan portfolio of EUR 9.5 million had been financed exclusively by its shareholders through the injection of equity capital and subordinated loan as well as through the reinvestment of internally generated cash flows. Historically, the average part of its non-performing loan portfolio being overdue more than 60 days has been around 10%.

To obtain exposure to Credius loans, investors will be able to invest in loans issued by Mintos Finance to Credius, where repayments depend on the borrower’s payments. Each loan issued by Mintos Finance to Credius will be pegged to a respective loan issued by Credius to the final borrower. Mintos Finance is a Mintos group company.

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