Wow Nutrition (IFC-37070)

Countries
  • Brazil
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
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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.
Voting Date
Jul 8, 2016
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Wow Nutrition Industria e Comercio SA.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported
Converted using 2016-07-08 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported
Converted using 2016-07-08 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 6, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 22, 2015


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Project Description
This project effectively purchases a stake in a Brazilian beverage company. The investment is intended to be used for the upgrading of company workplace and environmental standards alongside an expansion of company facilities, although no specific construction projects are specified.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information
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