BBVA UR - Subordinated Sustainable Bond (IDBI-12665-01)

  • Uruguay
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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
Sep 30, 2020
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.
BBVA Uruguay S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 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 @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Aug 25, 2020

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Project Description

The transaction consists of an issuance of a Subordinated Sustainable Bond for an amount of up to US$15 million for a term of 10 years. The transaction seeks to confirm BBVA Uruguay's capital structure through the injection of TIER II and strengthen its sustainable portfolio. This will be the first thematic issue by a Uruguayan bank and will use the funds for energy efficiency projects, sustainable agriculture, sustainable construction, housing, development of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise ("SME") segment in Uruguay, among others. Additionally, IDB Invest will support the entity through Advisory Services for: (i) segmentation of the sustainable portfolio; (ii) structuring the Framework of the Bond Issuance; (iii) hiring an independent third-party to issue the Second Opinion. The issuance is expected to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations General AssemblySustainable Development Goals("SDGs") (SDGs 5,7,8,9, and 11, principally) and to the development of the Uruguayan capital market.

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Investment Description
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Subsidiary -

Contact Information

Client Contact Name: Eduardo O'Neill
Title: Financial Manager
Telephone: +598 2916 1444 Ext. 6335


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