ESIP Clinica SIM (IFC-38505)

  • Brazil
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2016
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 21, 2016

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Project Description
Clinica SiM is a privately-held company providing healthcare services primarily to lower-middle income residents of Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceara. As of June 2016 it had 6 outpatient clinics located throughout the city, with 23 additional clinics scheduled to be launched until the end of 2018 and 26 more by 2020, as part of a broader campaign to operate 55 clinics by end-2020. Two of its current clinics are operated as franchises, though the company does not intend to open any new franchises as part of its expansion plan.In addition to medical, dental, and eye consultations Clinica SiM provides basic pathology services such as blood and urine testing, ultrasound exams, and the like, via strategic partners in medical diagnostic services, such as Uniclinica and Roberto Picanzo. Clinics are located in rented facilities in established commercial areas, with easy access through public transportation. IFC's proposed equity investment would help to finance Clinica SiM's continued expansion, through the lease and refurbishment of existing buildings and opening of new clinics across the country.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
The company is primarily owned by its founder and initial investors, and some of the managers hold minority stakes.
Contact Information
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