Banco do Brasil SME Agribusiness Partnership (IIC-BR-11930-01)

  • Brazil
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 11, 2017
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Banco do Brasil S.A. acting through its Grand Cayman branch
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IIC website

Updated in EWS Aug 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 16, 2016

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Project Description
The Financing is intended to support BdB in increasing access to financing for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) involved along the agribusiness value chain in Brazil. Specifically, the A loan will be dedicated to serving those MSEs operating in underserved areas of the country, including the Northeast, while the B loan will work with agribusiness MSEs throughout the country. In addition, the IIC will seek to support BdB with advisory services focused on its microentrepreneur clients on issues of financial education. The proposed financing consists of an A/B senior unsecured loan of approximately US$500 million to Banco do Brasil S.A (“BdB” or the “Bank”) as follows: (i) IIC A loan of up to US$30 million to be funded by the IIC; (ii) IDB A loan of up to US$70 million to be funded by the IDB; and (iii) B loan expected to be of approximately US$400 million to be funded through the sale of participations to commercial lenders (the “Financing”).
Investment Description
  • IDB Invest
Contact Information
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