Konfio Warehouse Line (IDBI-13057-01)

  • Mexico
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 1, 2020
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An SPV to be incorporated in Mexico for the purpose of this transaction.
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 53.41 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 1300
Converted using 2020-04-01 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 53.41 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 Apr 1, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 31, 2020

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Project Description

According to the bank, Konfio is an online platform that revolutionizes corporate credit processes in Mexico, making it easier for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises ("MPYMES") to access formal financing through technology, data science, and efficient digital transactions. The objective of the transaction is to support Konfio to: (i) expand its lending activities in Mexico; and (ii) consolidate its presence as a recurrent issuer of asset backed securities in the capital markets. For this purpose, IDB Invest will provide a local currency denominated warehousing line (the "WHL") to a special purpose vehicle incorporate in Mexico (the "Borrower" or "SPV") for up to MXN1,140 million (the "IDB Invest Financing" or the "Financing"). The Financing will be composed of two tranches: (i) a committed tranche for up to MXN570 million (the "Tranche 1"); and (ii) an uncommitted tranche for up to MXN570 million (the "Tranche 2"). The Borrower will only use the proceeds of the WHL to purchase and accumulate MSME loans, originated by Konfio, in according to eligibility criteria acceptable to IDB Invest, for their future securitization in the capital markets.

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
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Contact Information

Gregorio Tomassi
Director of Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations
+52 (55) 4161 3564


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