DARP Adamantine (IFC-35994)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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Voting Date
Jun 24, 2016
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Borrower
ASCENDANCY CARIBBEAN I LTD
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 70.00 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)
$ 150.00 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 @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jan 11, 2016


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Project Description

The proposed project establishes an IFC Distressed Asset Relief Program (DARP) investment platform in the Caribbean and Central America to support the acquisition and resolution of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios alongside of Proyectos Adamantine, a Mexican servicer. The NPL portfolios will include mortgage and consumer loans. The project will provide a banks with an integral solution to the resolution of its NPLs by providing a programmatic approach to offloading these assets from their balance sheet through a market-based mechanism. The result will be improved liquidity to devote resources towards originating new transactions, thus increasing the credit offer.

Proyectos Adamantine is a financial services company that specializes in the administration, collection and resolution of non-performing residential mortgage and commercial loans and consumer retail loans, and the titling and sale of foreclosed properties. Proyectos Adamantine was established in 2000 in Mexico and is 100% owned by Ascendancy Management, a Mexican Asset Management Company, Adamantine is a CNBV regulated as a SOFOM (Mexican Non-Bank Financial Institution) and is rated by Fitch Ratings and by HR Ratings. Adamantine provides collection and administrative services for its clients, as well as related services including due diligence, portfolio analysis and valuation, debtor or collateral location, collateral valuation and debt restructuring.

The project has been categorized as FI-3 in accordance with IFC’s Sustainability Framework.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The total cost of the project is estimated at US$150 million of which IFC is investing up to US$ 3.33 million in equity and up to US$46.67 million in a senior loan. The remaining US$ 75 million will be funded by the Sponsor.

The projected will be funded through a Master SPV that will be established as a Delaware-based entity and each portfolio purchase will be funded through sub-SPVs in each local jurisdiction (local entities) in countries across the Caribbean and Central America.

Private Actors

Proyectos Adamantine is a financial services company that specializes in the administration, collection and resolution of non-performing residential mortgage and commercial loans and consumer retail loans, and the titling and sale of foreclosed properties. Proyectos Adamantine was established in 2000 in Mexico and is 100% owned by Ascendancy Management, a Mexican Asset Management Company, Adamantine is a CNBV regulated as a SOFOM (Mexican Non-Bank Financial Institution) and is rated by Fitch Ratings and by HR Ratings. Their ratings as Servicer and Master Servicer are above average and their counterparty rating is best in the sector. Adamantine provides collection and administrative services for its clients, as well as related services including due diligence, portfolio analysis and valuation, debtor or collateral location, collateral valuation and debt restructuring.

Contact Information

Project Contact: Antonio M Dávila
Adamantine
Office Address: Insurgentes Sur 1647 Piso 5, México DF, CP 03900
Telephone No.: (5255) 5447 8311
Email Address: ad@adamantine.com.mx 
Website: http://www.adamantine.com.mx; http://www.adamantinefund.com

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