Emergent Latam (IFC-45039)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jan 27, 2023
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 110.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 16, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Dec 2, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, Emergent Cold LatAm Holdings, LLC is a platform investing in the third-party temperature-controlled logistics (“3P TCL”) sector in LAC. The Company provides refrigerated and frozen storage, transportation and other value-added services via integrated, end-to-end solutions to clients across the food industry including dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, fruits & vegetables, across several countries in Latin America. Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), a US-based global leader in the 3P TCL sector, is an anchor investor in the Company and provides access to best practices in areas such as technology and integration.  IFC will invest up to US$110 million loan, split into a US$60 million A loan towards development and expansion of Emergent LatAm’s logistic facility and equipment located or to be located across Latin American countries, and a US$50 million income participating C loan to the Company. The company’s initial pipeline of investments to be financed by IFC A Loan facility includes: (i) Ecuador: development of a temperature-controlled logistics center of 10,500 pallet positions in Guayaquil (Duran Logistics Center); (ii) Dominican Republic: construction of a modern refrigerated 8,000 pallet position warehouse in the Port of Caucedo near Santo Domingo; and (iii) Peru: 36,000 pallet position dual frozen and cold storage facility, close to the Port of Callao in Lima. The Company and IFC will agree on additional investments to be financed by IFC A Loan as the Company’s consolidation progresses.                    

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector

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