NORSON (IDBI-12775-02)

  • Mexico
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 15, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Norson Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 65.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS May 9, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Aug 10, 2021

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Project Description
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The Project consists of two financing facilities to support Norson Holding, S. de R.L. de C. V ("Norson", the "Company", the "Company" or the "Client"): (i) facility of financial support to eligible suppliers that are part of Norson's supply chain ("Reverse Factoring"); and (ii) a limited recourse financing facility to Norson, in which IDB Invest will finance eligible producers that have been specially created to develop (design, build, operate and maintain) infrastructure (mainly maternity and pig fattening farms) related to Norson's value chain under a partnership scheme ("Partnership Facility", collectively the Partnership and Reverse Factoring Facility, the "Project").

The Partnership consists of the creation of a company not controlled by Norson for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities related to Norson's pig production operation. The new company will be funded by equity contributions of at least US$7.5 million (at least 30% by Norson and the remainder by independent producers in relation to Norson which will be defined in the structuring) and senior financing of up to US$11.5 million, of which at least US$7.0 million is expected to be funded by IDB Invest, while the remaining US$4.5 million is expected to be funded by a Norson relationship bank.

The factoring consists of a revolving, uncommitted reverse factoring facility to Norson and its eligible subsidiaries (the Purchasers) for up to $30 million. Through this facility, IDB Invest seeks to facilitate access to competitively priced financing for the Buyers' suppliers (SMEs) in Mexico.

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Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Norson Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V. Undisclosed Agriculture and Forestry

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