Prom Gt Sub Debt (IFC-47516)

  • Guatemala
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ciudad Guatemala
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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
Jun 28, 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.
Banco Promerica S.A.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 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 May 28, 2023

Disclosed by Bank May 25, 2023

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Project Description
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The proposed project consists of a (i) a senior unsecured A Loan of US$25 million 7-year with 2-year grace period, and (ii) a subordinated “C” Loan of up to US$25 million, 10-year tenor (5-year grace only for the principal repayment) to Banco Promerica S.A. (Promerica GT or the Bank), both for IFC’s own account (the Project).The loan proceeds will be used to fund SMEs and climate smart assets including energy efficiency.One of the Project’s main objectives is to contribute to strengthening the Bank's capital base for future business growth through the subordinated debt component. The Guatemalan banking regulation, which is under Basel II, includes subordinated debt as part of Tier II capital for the capital adequacy ratio (CAR) calculation, and subordinated debt is therefore an effective way to leverage the existing equity base without new shareholder contributions. In addition, the funds of the Project will enable Promerica Gt to continue its strategic move to gain a stronger presence in the climate finance space (including energy efficiency).

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
- - - - Banco Promerica, S.A. (Promerica GT) Client Finance

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