Monte Rosa Nicaragua (IFC-43081)

  • Nicaragua
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$ 25.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 13, 2020

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Pantaleon Group (Pantaleon) is an agro-industrial organization dedicated to the processing of sugar cane for the production of sugar, molasses, ethanol and electricity generated from bagasse, a by-product of sugar cane milling. Pantaleon is a leader in the Central American region in sugar production and has operations in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico and Brazil. Monte Rosa S.A. (Monte Rosa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pantaleon (acquired in 1998) and is the second largest domestic sugar producer in Nicaragua.

The proposed financing consists of a US$15 million one-year revolving credit facility renewable for up to 4 years for working capital, and a US$10 million 7-year loan to Monte Rosa for the purchase of tractors, seeding, and harvesting equipment.

Monte Rosa mill is located in the municipality of El Viejo ( Its processing capacity is 18,000 tons of sugar cane per day and produces 280,000 tons of raw sugar and 30,000 tons of molasses per year. Monte Rosa owns 5,300 hectares (ha) of sugar cane plantations that together with 8,700 ha of leased land, supply 50% of its mill needs. Monte Rosa has confirmed that no land related claims exist against the company. The remainder of its sugar cane supply is sourced from 250 independent cane growers (about 15,000 ha). Monte Rosa also has a co-generation plant with an installed capacity of approximately 60 MW. Excess energy not used by the mill is sold to the national grid. In 2007, IFC provided financing to Pantaleon for the expansion of Monte Rosa’s production and co-generation facilities. The public disclosure documents for this investment are available at:

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Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Pantaleon Group Undisclosed - has unknown relation to Monte Rosa SA Subsidiary Agriculture and Forestry

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