LAC Green Debt Fund (IDBI-13976-01)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
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  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Voting Date
Sep 13, 2022
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Aug 23, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jun 10, 2022

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Project Description
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The Project objective is to increase the access to Climate Finance solutions to mid-market companies in Latin America and the Caribbean ("LAC") through the provision of tailored long-term growth financing solutions for climate investments to mitigate and adapt to Climate Change impacts across the region.

The Project consists of an IDB Invest investment of up to US$50 million in the DIC Latin American Fund IV, L.P. ("LAC Green Debt Fund" or the "Fund"), the first private credit climate finance fund in LAC.

The Fund will be managed by Darby International Capital ("Darby" or the "Manager"), an independent investing firm, founded in 2020 as a result of the team spinning-off from Franking Templeton's private debt arm, focused on private credit solutions for mid-market companies across LAC. Darby's management team is led by Richard H. Frank Jr. and Ignacio Aicardi, both seasoned investors and former heads of Franklin Templeton private credit strategy in LAC.

With a target size of US$450 million, the Fund's investment strategy is built around providing tailored credit solutions to around 10-12 mid-market companies (with EBITDAs of US$5 million-US$20 million), consisting mainly in senior secured loans with equity kickers (i.e., warrants, income participation, among others). The Fund will be focused on financially sound companies with natural currency hedges, proven management track records, moderate operating and financial risk profiles, and strong competitive positions within their respective sectors, but lacking adequate financing for its business model and expansion plans. The Fund will invest at least 30% of the portfolio in climate investments, with an aspirational target of 50%. The Fund will have a five-year investment period and a total life of 10 years, with the possibility of two one-year extensions.

The Fund can play a key role in developing tailored Climate Finance solutions for mid-market companies across LAC's private credit market to support sustainable economic growth while mobilizing local and international investors' capital towards the advancement of the Climate Finance agenda in the region.

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
IDB Invest Buyer Finance contracts with DIC Latin American Fund IV, L.P. Client Finance

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