Frida (IFC-41746)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • 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
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
FI
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
Nov 23, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
BANCO SANTANDER BRASIL SA
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Ring Fence
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank, sometimes for a specific lending purpose. A "ring fence" is another name for this specific purpose. These funds are then used for lending by the financial intermediary to client companies or individuals.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 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)
$ 150.00 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 Nov 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 24, 2018


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Project Description

According to IFC website, the project consists of a senior debt facility of up to US$300 million to Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. to support the origination of sub-loans to women-owned small and medium enterprises in Brazil. The facility consists of: (i) a 4-year bullet A-loan of up to US$150 million on IFC’s own account, and (ii) a 2-year bullet B-loan of up to US$150 million.

Further, the Project will contribute to close the significant financing gap for WSMEs in Brazil, where 30% of WMSMEs find themselves to be financially constrained. The Project will leverage on Santander's position and distribution network to expand access to finance for WSMEs. It will also demonstrate to other lenders the business opportunity presented by under-served WSMEs, leading to replication that will improve competitiveness through an increased offering of financial services and products for WSMEs.

People Affected By This Project

(i) Project Impact - Stakeholders: IFC anticipates that the Project will contribute to close the significant financing gap for WSMEs in Brazil, where 30% of WMSMEs find themselves to be financially constrained. The Project will leverage on Santander's position and distribution network to expand access to finance for WSMEs.

(ii) Market Impact - Competitiveness: The Project should demonstrate to other lenders the business opportunity presented by under-served WSMEs, leading to replication that will improve competitiveness through an increased offering of financial services and products for WSMEs.

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actor Relationship

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.

Private Actors Description

Santander is directly and indirectly controlled by Santander Spain (89.6%), through its subsidiaries Grupo Empresarial Santander S.L. and Sterrebeeck B.V. The Bank is publicly traded in Brazil at the Bovespa (B3) stock exchange and in the United States in the New York stock exchange (“NYSE”) stock exchange, with a total free float of 10.06%.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
8minutenergy Renewables LLC Parent Company Energy owns CD Clean Energy & Client Energy
Abac Capital SL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Agroponiente SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
ABN AMRO Group NV Parent Company Energy owns Maas Capital Renewables Solar Client Energy
Acciona SA Parent Company Construction owns Acciona Infrastructure Client Construction
ACS Parent Company Energy owns Acs Solar Pv Plants Client Energy
ACS Parent Company Construction owns Dragados SA Client Construction
ACS Parent Company Construction owns Hochtief AG Client Construction
Admiralty Mgmt Sl Parent Company Energy owns Q-Energy Sandina Sl Client Energy
AES Corp Parent Company Energy owns AES Southland LLC Client Energy
Agricultores de la Vega de Parent Company Energy owns Ute Sfs Instalacion 3 Client Energy
Agrolimen SA Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns The GB Foods SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Amadeus IT Holding SA Parent Company Communications owns AMADEUS IT GROUP SA Client Communications
Apollo 12 Participacoes SA Parent Company Energy owns BJL Spe Transmissora De Client Energy
Apollon Holding AS Parent Company Construction owns Verallia France SA Client Construction
Ardian SAS Parent Company Communications owns eDreams Odigeo SA Client Communications
Ardo Coordination Center NV Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Congelados De Navarra SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Ares Management Corp Parent Company Energy owns Project Phoenix Client Energy
Atlantica Yield PLC Parent Company Energy owns Estrellada Sa Client Energy
Atlantica Yield PLC Parent Company Energy owns Helios Hyperion 1 Ciudad Real Client Energy
Avista Capital Holdings LP Parent Company Education and Health owns Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp Client Education and Health
Bacardi & Co Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Bacardi Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Parent Company Energy owns Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co Client Energy
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Parent Company Energy owns CE Electric UK Funding Company Client Energy
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Parent Company Energy owns Midamerican Energy Co Client Energy
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Parent Company Energy owns Nevada Power Co Client Energy
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Parent Company Energy owns Sierra Pacific Power Co Client Energy
Bja Croonen Bv Parent Company Construction owns Kinetico Inc Client Construction
Blackstone Group Inc Parent Company Construction owns Einstein Office Client Construction
Blackstone Group Inc Parent Company Construction owns Loonie Office & Urban Client Construction
Bridgepoint Advisers Group Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Pret A Manger (Europe) Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
BSA International SA Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Groupe Lactalis SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
BTG Pactual Holding SA Parent Company Energy owns Tropicalia Transmissora De Client Energy
Bunge Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Bunge Finance Europe Client Agriculture and Forestry
Caleta de Oro Holding SA Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Pesquera Exalmar SAA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Cargill Inc Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns SJC Bioenergia SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Casa dos Ventos Energias Parent Company Energy owns Tiangua Wind Farm Power Plant Client Energy
CEA Centrais Eolicas Assurua Parent Company Energy owns Xique Xique 2 Wind Farm Power Client Energy
Centerbridge Partners LP Parent Company Construction owns Senvion GmbH Client Construction
Centrica PLC Parent Company Energy owns Lincs Offshore Wind Farm Client Energy
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns CP Merchandising Co Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
China National Chemical Corp Parent Company Construction owns CNCE Group (Hong Kong) Co Ltd Client Construction
CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd Parent Company Energy owns Iberwind II Producao - Socie Client Energy
CNH Industrial NV Parent Company Construction owns CNH Global NV Client Construction
COFCO Corp Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns COFCO (Hong Kong) Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
Corp Empresarial Pascual SL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Calidad Pascual SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Cosan Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Usina da Barra SA(Grupo Cosan) Client Agriculture and Forestry
Darbonne SA Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Planasa Client Agriculture and Forestry
First Solar Inc Parent Company Communications owns Cal Flats Solar InvestCo LLC Client Communications
Gardner Denver Holdings Inc Parent Company Construction owns Gardner Denver Inc Client Construction
Garfield Weston Foundation Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Associated British Foods PLC Client Agriculture and Forestry
Grifols SA Parent Company Education and Health owns Grifols Worldwide Op Ltd Client Education and Health
Grupo Argos SA Parent Company Construction owns Argos N America Corp Client Construction
Grupo Bio Pappel SA de CV Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Bio Pappel SAB de CV Client Agriculture and Forestry
Grupo Corporativo Landon SL Parent Company Education and Health owns Almirall SA Client Education and Health
Grupo Siro Corporativo SL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Cerealto Siro Foods SL Client Agriculture and Forestry
HarbourVest Partners LLC Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Angulas Aguinaga SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
HB Fairview Holdings LLC Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Swisher International Inc Client Agriculture and Forestry
ICG PLC Parent Company Construction owns Grupo Garnica Plywood SA Client Construction
Imperial Brands PLC Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Imperial Brands Finance PLC Client Agriculture and Forestry
Infrared Capital Partners Ltd Parent Company Construction owns HS1 (High-Speed Rail) Asts Client Construction
Ingersoll Rand Inc Parent Company Construction owns Gardner Denver Inc Client Construction
Inmobiliaria Carso SA de CV Parent Company Construction owns Azincourt Investment Client Construction
Inmobiliaria Carso SA de CV Parent Company Construction owns FCC Client Construction
Inver Angelini Parent Company Construction owns Sonae Arauco SA Client Construction
Inversora Carso SA de CV Parent Company Construction owns Cementos Portland Valderrivas Client Construction
Investindustrial SA Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Natra SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
KKR & Co Inc Parent Company Education and Health owns Air Medical Group Holdings Inc Client Education and Health
KKR & Co Inc Parent Company Communications owns Calisen PLC Client Communications
KKR & Co Inc Parent Company Education and Health owns Envision Healthcare Corp Client Education and Health
L'Arche Green NV Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Heineken International BV Client Agriculture and Forestry
Laboratorios Sanfer SA de CV Parent Company Education and Health owns Invekra SAPI de CV Client Education and Health
Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc Parent Company Communications owns Vizient LLC Client Communications
Lloyds Banking Group PLC Parent Company Construction owns Avant Homes - UK Shared Equity Client Construction
Maple Holdings BV Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Keurig Dr Pepper Inc Client Agriculture and Forestry
Minerva Capital SL Parent Company Communications owns PREMO Corp SL Client Communications
Ministry of Finance Singapore Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Olam International Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd Parent Company Construction owns NSG UK Enterprises Ltd Client Construction
Ontario Teachers' Psn Plan Brd Parent Company Communications owns MapleCo Client Communications
Participacion e Impulso SL Parent Company Construction owns Nuevos Productos Ceramicos SA Client Construction
Peoples Republic of China Parent Company Construction owns Aeronaval de Construcciones Client Construction
Pescanova SA Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Nueva Pescanova SL Client Agriculture and Forestry
Pfingsten Partners LLC Parent Company Construction owns Simonds International LLC Client Construction
Portobello Capital Advisors SL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Grupo Iberica de Congelados SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Portobello Capital Advisors SL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Ramon Sabater SAU Client Agriculture and Forestry
Portobello Capital SL Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Angulas Aguinaga SA Client Agriculture and Forestry
Qualium Investissement SAS Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Biscuit International SAS Client Agriculture and Forestry
Rhone Group LLC Parent Company Construction owns Zodiac Pool Solutions Sasu Client Construction
Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC Parent Company Construction owns Rolls-Royce PLC Client Construction
RWE AG Parent Company Construction owns Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Client Construction
Salini Costruttori SpA Parent Company Construction owns Salini Impregilo SpA Client Construction
Tensile Capital Management LLC Parent Company Construction owns Keraben Grupo SA Client Construction
The Carlyle Group LP Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Grupo Empresarial Palacios Client Agriculture and Forestry
Total SA Parent Company Communications owns SunPower Corp Client Communications
Vivimed Labs Ltd Parent Company Education and Health owns Uquifa Client Education and Health
Vivimed Labs Ltd Parent Company Education and Health owns Vivimed Labs Spain SL Client Education and Health
Volkswagen AG Parent Company Construction owns Traton SE Client Construction
Votorantim SA Parent Company Construction owns Votorantim Cimentos SA Client Construction
Walton SA Parent Company Education and Health owns Almirall SA Client Education and Health
White Group Holdings LLC Parent Company Construction owns Harvey Industries Inc Client Construction
Yantai Chang Yu Group Co Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Hacienda y Vinedos Marques Client Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Information

Project Contact: Eugenio Zaccaro Pagotto
Funding Manager, Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. 
Telephone No.: +55 (11) 3012-6753
Email Address: eugenio.pagotto@santander.com.br
Office Address: Av. Juscelino Kubitscheck, 2235, Sao Paulo
Website: www.santander.com.br

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