Banco ABC - Social Bond (IDBI-12979-01)

  • Brazil
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
Jun 2, 2020
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Banco ABC Brasil, S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 23, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank: "the transaction consists of a Local Bond (Letras Financeiras) issuance for the equivalent in Brazilian reais of US$100 million for a tenor of five years bullet. The Letras Financeiras shall be classified as Social Bonds as per the International Capital Market Association's Social Bond Principles. The proposed financing will contribute to increase access to finance in Brazil by supporting the expansion of ABC's social portfolio, by focusing its Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises ("SMEs") strategy. Also, the transaction injects liquidity in this segment in a moment of market turbulence due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Finally, the transaction supports the development of the Brazilian capital markets and the sustainable finance segment, as it will be first thematic Letras Financeiras issued in Brazil and may spearhead a new trend in the Brazilian Debt Capital Markets."

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
Private Actors
Contact Information

Contact: Fabiana Silva
Title: FI Relationship Manager
Telephone number: + 55 11 3170 2283


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