FV IV (IFC-39439)

  • Argentina
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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F.V. S.A.
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  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 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)
$ 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 31, 2017

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Project Description
F.V. S.A. (“FV” or “the company” - http://www.fvsa.com/), is Argentina's leading producer of brass and metal fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens, including taps, showers, faucets, spouts, siphons and accessories. The company is looking for financing for its capex plan for the next two years, which includes the potential acquisition of a local companyand other capex plans in its existing plant such as the purchase of additional machines to produce in-house gas and water pipelines, and expand current FV capacity and energy efficiency investments in the fixtures business (the “project”). The proposed investment is US$25m A Loan to support these expansion plans. FV has a manufacturing plant in Argentina (Villa Rosa), and there are few industrial-supporting operations in the plant in Florida, from where the company has gradually migrated the industrial operations to the Villa Rosaplant.. As a group, FV has also one plant in Ecuador, some minority interest in a manufacturing plant in Brazil, and a participation in the companies Ferrum, CISA, and in the publicly traded company Fiplasto a wood panel company.This proposed project aims to support current operations in Argentina and the local acquisition.
Investment Description
The Company was founded in 1921 in Argentina by Franz Viegener and is still privately held by the Viegener family (the Sponsor). The total project cost is estimated at US$40 million. IFC will provide an A Loan for up to US$25 million to partly finance the Company's investment plan.

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