CASEIF IV LP (Central America Fund) (IDBI-13320-01)

  • Belize
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
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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
May 18, 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.
LAFISE Investment Management Ltd.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Apr 5, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2021

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Project Description
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CASEIF IV LP (Central America Fund) (the "Fund" or "CASEIF IV") is a new regional private equity fund that will provide growth capital and structured financing (mezzanine debt) to mid-sized companies with high growth potential in Central America, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. CASEIF IV will be managed by LAFISE Investment Management Ltd. ("LIM"). Founded in 2000, with the support of IDB Lab (formerly MIF) and Norfund, LIM is the longest-standing Central American venture capital and impact investment fund manager dedicated to supporting the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ("SMEs") in Central America. CASEIF IV is expected to play an important counter-cyclical role in the midst of the severe Covid-19 crisis and the recent hurricanes that impacted Central America, with a target size of US$75 million and US$400,000 for technical assistance funds. It is expected to become the largest private equity fund ever created that focuses primarily on Central America and the Dominican Republic (at least 85% of the fund), with the objective of supporting the growth of medium-sized enterprises.The Fund's investment philosophy focuses primarily on aiding the development of the regional private sector by supporting entrepreneurs with strong regional expansion plans, acquiring new technologies to increase productivity and/or penetrate new market segments, and capitalizing on nearshoring opportunities. The Fund will invest in approximately 12 medium-sized companies with high growth potential in all economic sectors (multi-sector fund), particularly focusing on those where LIM has built special capabilities and networks for value creation, such as agribusiness, food and beverage manufacturing and processing, education, and information technology ("IT").

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
CASEIF IV LP Client Finance owns Grupo LAFISE Parent Company Finance
CASEIF IV LP Client Finance owns IDB Lab Investor Finance
CASEIF IV LP Client Finance owns Norfund Investor Finance

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Client contact name: Erik Lagos
Title: CEO
Phone number: +505 22771111
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