Henley & Partners Wins Mandate for Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment Program

Henley
& Partners, a leading global investment migration firm, has won
the public tender to design, implement, and promote the much-anticipated Moldova
Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program. The firm submitted its
application for the public tender — issued by the Ministry of Economy
and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova — at the end of May.

The MCBI
program, set to launch within the next few months, will become the
third such program in Europe — after Malta and Cyprus —and the most
affordable, giving individuals the opportunity to acquire alternative
citizenship by making a EUR 100,000 contribution to Moldova’s Public
Investment Fund.

Henley
& Partners has accumulated over 20 years of experience working
with governments in North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia on
the design, set-up, operation, and promotion of some of the world’s most
successful residence and citizenship programs, raising more than
USD 7 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI).

The firm applied for the mandate as part of a consortium together with
MIC Holding LLC (Moldovan Investment Company), a company based in Dubai,
UAE and founded to focus on strategic FDI initiatives. In addition, an
agreement has been signed with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a
leading global management consulting firm with 90 offices in 50
countries, to provide advice on best-in-class FDI strategy and
implementation.

“The program is poised for success on account of its competitive pricing
structure and strong value proposition,” says Marco
Gantenbein, Executive Committee member at Henley
& Partners. “Moldova offers its citizens visa-free access to 121
destinations, including the countries in Europe’s Schengen Area as well
as Russia and Turkey. It has entered into an association agreement with
the EU and is aiming to become a candidate country for EU membership.”

Moldova’s Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Chiril Gaburici, says
his government’s primary objective is to create long-lasting societal
value for the Moldovan people. “The MCBI
program will provide our economy with valuable FDI that will enhance
the daily lives of all Moldovans. Uncompromising due diligence standards
and compliance procedures will guarantee the credibility,
competitiveness, and long-term sustainability of the program. In this
regard, we are delighted to be working with Henley
& Partners, whose good governance systems are industry-leading.”

Read
more about the program.

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