Bayport Colombia S.A. (DFC-2020-BAYPORTCOLOMBI)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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.
Borrower
Bayport Colombia S.A.S.; Financiera Fortaleza S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 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)
$ 282.00 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 @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 14, 2020


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Project Description

Project Description
On-lending to financially underserved civil service employees and pensioners in Colombia and Mexico.

 

Developmental Objectives
The Project is expected to have a developmental impact in Mexico and Colombia by supporting the provision of modest sized loans primarily to workers and pensioners without access to bank finance. Up to half of the Borrowers’ loans in these countries are to women, while many of the loans serve workers in the education sector in Mexico and in the armed forces in Colombia. The Project is expected to support the Borrowers’ continued growth in these markets and employment growth by the Borrowers. The Project is also structured to aid the Borrowers future access to public international bond markets for the first time.

Investment Description
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

The DFC investment is a 7-year loan.

Private Actors
  • Bayport Colombia S.A.S. (Financial Intermediary)
  • Financiera Fortaleza S.A. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (Financial Intermediary)
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