WCS Bansicredi 4131 (IFC-40600)

  • Brazil
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Mar 13, 2018
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Banco Cooperativo Sicredi S/A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 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)
$ 50.00 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 Feb 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 7, 2018

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Project Description

The Project provides a customized structure that matches the lending operations of Banco Cooperativo Sicredi (the “Bank”) with clients of the Sistema Cooperativo Sicredi S.A. (“Sicredi”), that sell commodities (soy, coffee, etc.) with USD-denominated contracts to international off-takers. IFC’s financing will further diversify Sicredi’s USD funding and support Sicredi’s clients, primarily farmers, that seek loans under Law 4131 as a natural hedge to match USD assets with like-currency liabilities.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Sicredi is one of the largest credit cooperative systems in Brazil and is an organized system comprising 116 credit cooperatives operating under the same rules and operational model.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the project, contact: 

Banco Cooperative Sicredi S,A. 
Alceu Demartini de Albuquerque 
Corporate Finance Manager 
+55 51 33588825 
Av. Assis Brasil, 3940 - Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil 



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