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    Reference: 20170188
    Release date: 11 May 2017

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Investment to support research and development (R&D) for a robust portfolio of next-generation innovative products, addressing global animal health issues, to support Virbac's organic growth and international expansion. The project will be largely coordinated and implemented at the company's French R&D sites.


    The project will support the long-term innovation-driven organic growth of the company while enlarging its product portfolio, strengthening its competitive edge and scaling up market share as global player.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 77 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 250 million

    Environmental aspects

    All project activities are expected to be carried out in existing facilities and laboratories without changing their already authorised scope and would therefore not require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) under Directive 2011/92/EU, as amended. Nevertheless, the Bank's services will review during the project appraisal whether any of the investments requires an EIA, as well as any other environmental details of the project.


    The promoter has been assessed by the EIB as being a private company not operating in the utilities sector and not having the status of a contracting entity, thus not subject to EU rules on public procurement.


    Signed - 25/07/2017


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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