GFO Loan II (IFC-40028)

  • Colombia
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 12, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 4, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 20, 2017

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Project Description

The project consists of a proposed IFC investment to support the growth of Grupo Factoring de Occidente’s (“GFO” or the “Company”) factoring portfolio (the “Project”) to small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) in Colombia. The Project will enable IFC to re-engage with a non-banking financial institution with a proven business model for delivering liquidity solutions to SMEs and mobilize additional funding to diversify their funding sources. The investment will also support the growth of the factoring market in Colombia, which is currently at an early stage.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Grupo Factoring de Occidente was created by Andres Felipe and Juan Carlos Gonzalez Venegas, which together hold 50% plus one share of the Company. In 2011, Kandeo acquired a 50 percent stake of the Company.

Mr. Juan Carlos Gonzalez is a consolidated entrepreneur who has been GFO’s CEO since its inception in1995. On the other hand, Mr. Andres Felipe Gonzalez joined GFO in 2001 as the Regional Manager of GFO’s branch in Cali.

Kandeo is a US$377 million in AUM private equity funds manager created in 2010, looking to invest in companies in Colombia, Mexico and Peru that provide financial services to people and companies, mainly SMES, that are not catered to efficiently or effectively by traditional financial institutions.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the project, contact: Grupo Factoring de Occidente
Ms. Johanna Montes de Oca
Finance Director
+(571) 621 8080 ext 214
Cl. 93b #12-30 Of 203, Bogota, Colombia

For inquiries about the IFC, contact: General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384


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