Mercon (IDBI-13054-01)

  • Mexico
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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
Apr 12, 2021
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.
Mercon B.V. Mercon Coffee Corp.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • 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)
$ 500.00 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 @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Mar 15, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Mar 12, 2021

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The proposed financing to Mercon B.V. and Mercon Coffee Corp. (the "Borrowers", "Mercon" or the "Company") aims to provide liquidity to Borrowers, throughout the coffee value chain from their operations of origin, coffee production (own and from third parties) and its processing, to destination, logistics and commercialization (mainly exports), to promote the growth of its sales of coffee originating in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Peru.

The proposed financing consists of a revolving, uncommitted, short-term credit line linked to sustainability parameters of up to US$50 million, which will be part of a syndicated credit line of up to US$500 million, subject to optional incremental features. The participation of IDB Invest will support the Company to ensure the relevant financing for its operations, mainly financing its original activities.

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
- - - - Mercon Coffee Corporation Contractor Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Information
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For questions about the Project please contact:

Name:                  Leonardo Morales 

Title:                     CFO

Telephone:          +(505) 2255-9200



For questions and comments to IDB Invest, please contact:

Name:               IDB Invest Communication Group



In addition, affected communities can access IDB Invest’s Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM) as follows:

Telephone:        +1 (202) 623-3952

Fax number:      +1 (202) 312-4057

Address:             1300 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC. USA. 20577

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