DARP Itau (IFC-38993)

  • Brazil
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 30, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 12, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Mar 7, 2017

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Project Description

The Project consists of an IFC investment of up to US$200 million to acquire non-performing loans or distressed assets (Portfolios) sold by Itaú Unibanco S.A. ("Itaú") in Brazil. For this purpose, Itaú and IFC will be co-investors in a special purpose vehicle ("SPV"). Recovery do Brasil Consultoria S.A. (the "Company" or "Recovery"), market leader in asset resolution, will service the Portfolios acquired.

People Affected By This Project

- Economic Development. The Project will continue to support the development of the non-performing loans or distressed assets market in Brazil. So far, IFC's DARP investments through the existing platform have (i) allowed Brazilian banks to off-load in excess of BRL30 billion face value non-performing loans or distressed assets, and (ii) built infrastructure for distressed assets ("DA") resolution in Brazil.
- Access to Finance. The Project will continue to facilitate the normalization of obligations of households and SMEs, preventing a large number of them from losing their assets, regaining access to formal credit, and preserving jobs.

Investment Description

The proposed project consists of an IFC investment of up to US$200 million, in the form of debt and equity, earmarked at financing the acquisition of Portfolios originated by Itaú.

Contact Information


Itau Unibanco S.A.
Renato Avelar
55 11 2794 6877
Praça Alfredo Egydio de Souza Aranha, 100, Torre Alfredo Egydio, 9th floor - 04344-902 São Paulo, SP


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