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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Ecuador
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Bank Risk Rating: B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2017-11-03

Project Description
WHO IS OUR CLIENT Banco Internacional is part of Grupo Fierro, a spanish-owned conglomerate comprising among others our existing client Banbif in Peru. Banco Internacional was established in 1973 and currently has total assets of USD 2.6 billion and a loan portfolio of USD 1.6 billion, ranking 5th in the Ecuadorian banking system with a market share of 9 percent as of January 2016. Banco Internacional was the first Ecuadorian bank to join the SWIFT network in 1981. Banco Internacional is recognized as a safe solid bank focused on corporates and leader in international trade finance. In the challenging current economic environment, Banco Internacional remains a top performer of the Ecuadorian banking system in terms of portfolio quality, efficiency and growth. FUNDING OBJECTIVE FMO invests in the B-tranche of a syndicated transaction of USD 48 million. IFC is in the lead and FMO participates with USD 20 million. Other commercial parties participate with the remaining USD 8 million. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT In an environment of economic deceleration with limited liquidity, FMO will support the Ecuadorian private sector providing countercyclical liquidity through Banco Internacional.
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Contact Information
FMO The Netherlands +31 70 314 96 96 info@fmo.nl Anna van Saksenlaan 71 2593 HW, The Hague The Netherlands FMO South Africa +27 11 507 2500 joburg-office@fmo.nl Regent Place, 2nd Floor Cradock Ave, Rosebank 2196 Johannesburg South Africa