Ufinet Revolving Credit Facility (IDBI-14673-01)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Voting Date
Mar 26, 2024
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Ufinet Latam SL
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Feb 5, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 22, 2023

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Project Description
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Project description translated with DeepL.com:

The investment will be used to finance the implementation of fiber infrastructure following the CAPEX plan foreseen for Ufinet's subsidiaries in the coming years, including investments in equipment, materials and telecommunications facilities. The proposed transaction consists of (a) a revolving credit facility committed for a senior unsecured loan of up to US$50 million for CAPEX (b) a revolving credit facility committed for up to US$20 million for working capital, and (c) an uncommitted reverse factoring facility of up to US$30 million through which Ufinet's local suppliers can access improved terms and conditions.

In terms of term, the CAPEX facility will have a duration of 3.3 years with principal repayment every 1.5 years with interest payable quarterly and an availability period of up to 4.4 years; the WK facility up to 1.1 years, interest payable quarterly and a single principal payment at maturity with an availability period of up to 5 years; and the Reverse Factoring facility up to 0.6 years with an availability period of up to 7 years.

Project description in original language, as provided by the IDB Invest:

La inversion se destinara a financiar la implementacion de infraestructura de fibra siguiendo el plan de CAPEX previsto para subsidiarias de Ufinet los proximos anos, incluyendo inversiones en equipos, materiales e instalaciones de telecomunicaciones. La transaccion propuesta consiste en (a) una linea de credito renovable comprometida por un prestamo senior no garantizado de hasta US$50 millones para CAPEX (b) una linea de credito renovable comprometida por hasta US$20 millones para capital de trabajo, y (c) una linea de factoraje inverso no comprometida de hasta US$30 millones a traves de la cual los proveedores locales de Ufinet pueden acceder a terminos y condiciones mejorados.

En terminos de plazo, la linea de CAPEX tendra una duracion de 3.3 anos con amortizacion del principal cada 1,5 anos con pago de intereses trimestralmente y un periodo de disponibilidad de hasta 4.4 anos; la linea WK hasta 1,1 anos, intereses pagaderos trimestralmente y un unico pago de capital al vencimiento con un periodo de disponibilidad de hasta 5 anos; y la linea de Factoraje Inverso hasta 0,6 anos con un periodo de disponibilidad de hasta 7 anos.

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Private Actors Description
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As stated by Bloomberg, Ufinet Latam SL provides fiber infrastructure and transmission services. The Company offers data connectivity, Internet, collocation, dark fiber, remote access, and configuration solutions. Ufinet Latam serves customers worldwide.

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- - - - Ufinet Latam SL Client Communications

Contact Information
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IDB Invest General Contacts:

Email: requestinformation@idbinvest.org
Phone: +1(202)-566-4566
Address: 1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Client - Ufinet Latam SL:

Email: amolina@ufinet.com
Phone: +34 91088 8570
Website: https://www.ufinet.com/


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