The purpose of the investment is to help BCN increase access to finance to small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”), including women-owned SMEs requiring long term finance, and to help the Bank grow its trade finance business. The proposed investments consist of a 5-year senior loan of up to EUR5.0 million and a Trade Line of up to US$2.0 million.
The proposed ivestments consist of: (i) a 5-year senior loan of up to EUR5.0 million equivalent to US$5.9M, 25% (EUR1.25m, or US$1.5m) of this senior loan will be carved out for financing to Women owned SMEs; and (ii) a Trade Line of up to US$2.0 million to BCN.
There is often limited information publicly available about what development banks are funding through financial intermediaries. In 2021, the Early Warning System partnered with Oxfam International to incorporate information on high-risk projects being funded by financial intermediaries receiving funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO).
The information listed below describes the relationship between the different private actors linked to high-risk sectors and subprojects of IFC and FMO's financial intermediary investments and/or the financial intermediary's parent companies made from 2017 through 2020, including any associated ring fences.
The database, however, does not explicitly or implicitly imply that IFC or FMO have material exposure to or are contractually or legally accountable to the sub-projects financed by their financial intermediaries or the financial intermediary's parent companies. It only shows a seemingly financial relationship among the different private actors, the financial intermediaries, and IFC or FMO.
BCN’s main sponsor is IMPAR, a leading Cape Verde insurance company controlling 43.5% market share. BCN’s shareholders are IMPAR (51.7%), SEPI (43.9%) and Cape Verde Red Cross (CVCR) (4.4%).
BANCO CABOVERDIANO DE NEGOCIOS
Ana Carvalho Vicente
Director, Finance & International Management
Ave. Amilcar Cabral, CP n.º97, Praia
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