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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Guatemala
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.
Board Decision Date: 2017-05-29
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Borrower or Client: Banco Promerica
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Finance
Investment Amount (USD): $ 10.00 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: 2017-07-19

Project Description
FROM FMO: WHO IS OUR CLIENT Banco Promerica, S.A. (Promerica GT) started operating in 2007, following the acquisition of Bancasol, an institution founded in 1995. Promerica GT has since grown into a mid-sized universal bank, with total assets over USD 800mln. Promerica GT is part of the Promerica Group, a financial group of Nicaraguan origin which currently operates in 9 different countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. The group is a strategic partner of FMO. FUNDING OBJECTIVE The USD 20 million facility comprises a SME tranche (USD 10 million) and a Green tranche (USD 10 million). The SME tranche will enable Promerica GT to continue expanding its SME portfolio, a sector of increasing importance to the bank. As for the Green tranche, FMO's funding and technical support will make Promerica GT a pioneer among Guatemalan banks in the provision of finance to green projects. The beneficiary projects will be in line with FMO's green lending criteria. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT Supporting SMEs and green projects in Guatemala contributes to FMO's strategic goal to create jobs and reduce GHG emissions. This transaction forms part of the Promerica Group-wide green line approach, where FMO is providing dedicated financing facilities to 4 subsidiaries.
Investment Description