DARP SA Cerberus (IFC-45182)

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Voting Date
Sep 15, 2021
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2021

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Project Description
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The proposed project entails investing in Cerberus Emerging Market Special Situations Fund, L.P. (the Fund), a fund managed by Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (Cerberus or the Manager). The Fund will invest in credit opportunities in Emerging Markets, primarily targeting stressed/distressed companies, with focus on Latin America and Caribbean (the Project).

Stakeholders impact
The Project will support the acquisition and resolution of NPLs by allowing financial institutions to offload distressed assets. In turn, this helps them to release capital, decrease liquidity needs, and reduce their costs associated with the management of these assets. As a result, this will enhance the capacity of these financial institutions to increase lending. It will also help debtors to normalize their defaulted obligations, regain access to credit, and return to actively participate in the financial system. Lastly, the Project will support stress/distress small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporates by providing credit and the much-needed liquidity to improve their financial health, continue their operations, and ultimately preserve jobs.

Market impact
The Project will contribute to further develop the Latin American distressed asset space especially in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. The Project will likely generate a positive demonstration effect by fostering the participation of more players to the region, which is critical to create a vibrant, well-functioning and efficient environment for distressed investing.

Investment Description
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The Fund has a target size of US$500 million, of which IFC will provide an equity investment of up to US$100 million, limited to 20% of the Fund’s total capital. The remaining capital will be provided by third-party investors and the Manager, which will contribute with 5% of the Fund size, limited to US$25 million.

Founded in 1992, Cerberus is a global alternative investment manager with US$55 billion of asset under management as of March 31, 2021. Together with its affiliated management/general partner entities, operations companies and loan servicing companies it has over 800 employees, and 25 offices across the U.S., South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa as of April 1, 2021.


Cerberus has an established track record across different strategies, including global credit (e.g. corporate credit, direct lending, etc.), non-performing loans (NPLs), real estate and private equity.

It operates in an integrated manner, leveraging on its sourcing capabilities, detailed due diligence, and enhanced ability to operate on a worldwide basis. Cerberus is majority-owned by Stephen A. Feinberg.

Financial Intermediary
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Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Client Finance contracts with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Investor Finance

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