Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III

Equity : August 2018

BIO has invested USD 10 M in equity in Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III, a senior debt fund aiming at providing long term debt financing to private middle-sized companies in Latin America.

Amount

€ 8,570,582.00

Type of investment

Equity

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Private sector consolidation/innovation

Beneficiary locations

Latin America and Caribbean: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru

Investment field

Investment Companies & Funds

Activity

SME Fund

Organisation

Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III

Domicile

Canada

The Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III is a senior debt fund aiming at providing scarcely available long term debt financing to private middle-sized companies in Latin America. The Fund will invest primarily in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Mexico, and can opportunistically invest in Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay. Though generalist, the Fund focuses on the following sectors: infrastructure & logistics-related assets, agribusiness, manufacturing, services and consumer products. Targeted financing objectives are growth capital, longer term debt refinancing and balance sheet strengthening and regional expansion.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    SMEs in the target markets of Darby face major issues to obtain financing from local banks, and when they succeed it is in the form of short-term loans with high interest rates, high collateral, and cumbersome lending procedures, which prevents them to fund their growth and expansion properly. By providing capital to these SMEs, Darby is expected to support SMEs growth and contribute to local economic growth.

  • Private sector consolidation/innovation

    Know-how and technology transfer to investees:

    Darby intends to play an active role at the level of the governance and value add of portfolio companies, through observer seats or sub-committee seats, or change in management when required.

    The Fund aims at being involved in establishing good corporate governance practices that will allow businesses to mitigate risk, safeguard against mismanagement and attract further investments and capital that will fuel their growth

Made possible through this investment

Thanks to the direct funding from BIO, the following second-line investments have been made possible.

NEOgas

Energy

Abengoa Peru

Industrial

Biopas

Healthcare

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