SK On Secures US$2bn in loan guarantees from 3 ECAs to Invest in Europe

(Business Korea, Seoul, 29 July 2022) SK On, a battery business subsidiary of SK Innovation, has raised a total of US$2 billion for investment in Europe through official ECAS in Korea and Europe. The company plans to use the funds to finance the construction of its third European plant in Ivancsa, Hungary. The policy financial institutions that helped SK On to secure funds were Euler Hermes, a German trade insurance agency, Korea Trade Insurance Corp., and the Export-Import Bank of Korea. The three institutions provide guarantees or insurance for SK On in the process of getting loans from overseas banks. Germany’s Euler Hermes and Korea Trade Insurance Corp. will provide insurance worth USUS$800 million and USUS$700 million, respectively. The Export-Import Bank of Korea will offer a US$200 million guarantee. In addition, the Export-Import Bank of Korea will directly lend US$300 million to SK On.