Contigo I (IFC-38960)

  • Mexico
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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
Feb 24, 2017
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 14, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jan 24, 2017

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Project Description

The project is to extend a Mexican Peso (MXN) line of credit to continue supporting the loan portfolio growth in CEGE Capital S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. (“Contigo” or the “Company”). The proposed project will reach women micro-entrepreneurs in Mexico and will enhance micro lending competitiveness of the private sector and help deepening the financial sector since a high portion of the sub-borrowers served are outside the formal financial sector.

Investment Description

This is IFC's first investment in Contigo. Contigo is a non-bank financial institution (“Sofom”) specialized in microfinance that seeks to have a positive social impact at the base of the pyramid alongside financial returns. The Company started its operations in 2010 and achieved scale through a combination of organic growth and mergers with other MFIs. Contigo has over 180,000 clients and a total net loan portfolio of MXN 694.5 million as of September 2016.

Contigo’s ownership is comprised by strong institutional and individual shareholders with vast experience in the Mexican financial sector.


Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description

CEGE CAPITAL SAPI, de CV offers business loans to women. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

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