BANCO PROMERICA DE COSTA RICA S.A. (FMO-48294)

Countries
  • Costa Rica
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
B
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
Aug 10, 2016
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.
Borrower
Banco Promerica de Costa Rica S.A.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 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)
$ 25.00 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 @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2018


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Project Description
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From FMO:

This project will support Promerica CR to grow its SME portfolio, and will enable funding to green projects in line with FMO's green lending criteria, aimed at renewable energy and energy efficiency.

WHO IS OUR CLIENT: Banco Promerica de Costa Rica S.A. (Promerica CR) is a privately owned universal bank in Costa Rica. Promerica CR is part of the Promerica Group.

WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT: Providing financing to small and medium enterprises and green projects in Costa Rica will contribute to FMO's strategic goal to create jobs and reduce GHG emissions.

Investment Description
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The USD 25 million senior term facility consists of a SME tranche (USD 20 million) and a Green tranche (USD 5 million). The SME tranche will be used to support Promerica CR to grow its SME portfolio, while the Green tranche will be on-lend to green projects in line with FMO's green lending criteria, aimed at renewable energy and energy efficiency.


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FMO
The Netherlands
+31 70 314 96 96
info@fmo.nl

Anna van Saksenlaan 71
2593 HW, The Hague
The Netherlands

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism

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