Cemex (IIC-12120-01)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Mexico
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 15, 2017
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Cemex")
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Construction
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IIC website

Updated in EWS Sep 20, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 13, 2017

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Project Description

According to IIC website, the operation with Cemex consist of an Uncommitted Revolving Line of Credit for US$50 million, or its equivalent in Mexican Pesos to purchase accounts payables issued by Cemex or one of its eligible subsidiaries. It will provide Cemex’s suppliers with an innovative alternate solution to finance their working capital needs, using E-Factor Network platform to sell to the IIC Cemex’s accounts payables. This solution will enable Cemex’s suppliers, to obtain financing in much favorable conditions than those they can obtain in the local market on their own. 

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest

The operation with Cemex consists of an Uncommitted Revolving Line of Credit for US$50 million, or its equivalent in Mexican Pesos to purchase accounts payables issued by Cemex or one of its eligible subsidiaries. The Facility will have an initial tenor of 12 months, renewable on a yearly basis at IIC´s discretion for up to 6 additional years.

Private Actors
  • Cemex -- Financial Intermediary
  • Cemex -- Implementing Company

Cemex is a multinational cement company that quotes ordinary shares and American Depositary shares in the Mexican and New York stock exchanges, respectively. Incorporated in Mexico in 1906, it currently provides construction related services to clients and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world and maintains business relations in more than 100 countries throughout the world. As of December 31st, 2016, Cemex operated 15 cement plants, 15 aggregated quarries and 275 premixed concrete plants in Mexico. As of December 31st, 2016, the company employed 41,853 people throughout the world, of which 11,249 were in Mexico. Together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets, distributes, and sells cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, clinker, and other construction materials.

Contact Information

Project Contact: Ricardo Armendáriz
Treasurer – Cemex Mexico
Phone number: +52 81 8328 3370
Email address: ricardo.armendariz@cemex.com


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