ArmInfo. The leasing company ACBA Leasing (http://www.acbaleasing.am/) and the consulting company Semina Consulting (http://semina.am/) signed a memorandum on cooperation in creating favorable conditions for winemakers in Armenia. As the press service of the company told ArmInfo, the document was signed by the general director of "ACBA Leasing" Arsen Bazikyan and the executive director of Semina Consulting Vahe Keushguerian.
"Currently, ACBA Leasing is developing new, more flexible financial instruments that, through leasing, will open up new opportunities for winemakers to implement new projects and concepts." Cooperation with Semina Consulting is very important for us, because combining their work in the field of winemaking and accumulated by us, many years of experience in the financial sector will help to provide assistance to local winemakers at all stages of business, "said Arsen Basikyan, General Director of ACBA Leasing.
"High-quality wine can be produced only from quality grapes, and no one knows better than the farmers the potential of the land on which this grapes are grown, therefore, first of all, investments should be aimed at farmers." The project provides for professional advice to farmers regarding winemaking, and at the same time with this help them to create their own business, "said Vahe Keushguerian, Executive Director of Semina Consulting.
It should be noted that the company "Semina Consulting", located in Armenia, offers consulting services in the field of winemaking, and also provides support to winemakers in terms of strategic development and marketing management. The company's goal is to develop the wine culture and modernize the rapidly growing sphere of the winery. Vahe Keushguerian - founder of "Semina Consulting", has been working in the wine business since 1990. He owned and managed vineyards and wineries in Toscana and Puglia.
It should be noted that ACBA-Leasing is the first leasing company of Armenia, founded in 2003. The shareholders are the French company Credit Agricole Leasing & Factoring and the Armenian ACBA- Credit Agricole Bank. ACBA-Leasing is the leading leasing company in the Armenian market, its coverage reaches 80%. According to the Financial Rating of Banks and Credit Companies of Armenia prepared by IC ArmInfo, the volume of leasing operations increased by 11% in 2016, making 16.7 billion drams. The volume of leasing operations of ACBA-Leasing by January 1, 2017 amounted to 13.1 billion drams with an annual growth of 12%. In the total volume of leasing operations of banks and credit companies, the share of ACBA-Leasing is 78.5%.