EcoEnterprises Partners III

Equity : May 2019

EcoEnterprises Partners III is a private equity fund that provides long-term growth capital to small and medium sized companies in Central and South America.

Amount

€ 6,208,300.00

Type of investment

Equity

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Food security & rural development
  • Fight against climate change and preservation of natural resources

Beneficiary locations

Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru

Investment field

Investment Companies & Funds

Activity

SME Fund

Organisation

EcoEnterprises Partners III

The investee companies are active in sustainable sectors such as sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and agroforestry, certified forestry, ecotourism and other emerging opportunities, with a focus on family- and community-based businesses, aiming at a positive environmental and social impact on local communities and ecosystems.

The fund’s financing is tailored to each client’s needs, proposing mezzanine structures combining secured senior- and subordinated debt with upsides and (quasi-)equity, and goes hand in hand with a very active approach towards the investees, advising and supporting them through their experience, resources and network.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    Target companies need patient, flexible growth capital that meets the company’s financing need and can be adapted when necessary. This long-term finance however is often not available for SMEs in the focus sectors and countries. Several companies have confirmed that the flexibility provided by EcoEnterprises has made them an important partner during the companies’ early and growth stage and through follow-on investments.

  • Food security & rural development

    The fund invests in companies that have strong connections and good relationships with the local communities. Through their investees, the fund supports producer groups that serve as a critical part of the supply chain (e.g. by creating cooperatives and developing sustainable production models with small-scale farmers).

  • Fight against climate change and preservation of natural resources

    The fund’s investments help local communities to make sustainable use of resources and land, such as sustainable agriculture, certified forestry and agro-forestry.

Made possible through this investment

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

Sistema Biobolsa

Colombia

Producer of biodigesters transforming agricultural waste into biogas and fertilizer.

FLP Global

Colombia

Colombia-based fresh fruit producer since 1987.

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Fairtrade Access Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Fairtrade Access Fund

  350,000.00

  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

  07/04/2020

  Subsidy

Polaris Energy Nicaragua

Infrastructure

Polaris Energy Nicaragua

  8,091,000.00

  Nicaragua

  01/11/2010

  Debt

Fondo de Desarrollo Local

Financial Institutions

Fondo de Desarrollo Local

  3,674,000.00

  Nicaragua

  16/05/2017

  Debt

Fondo de Desarrollo Local

Financial Institutions

Fondo de Desarrollo Local

  3,031,680.00

  Nicaragua

  14/10/2013

  Debt

Banco Solidario

Financial Institutions

Banco Solidario

  12,290.60

  Ecuador

  07/10/2019

  Subsidy

Banco Regional

Financial Institutions

Banco Regional

  13,718,675.69

  Paraguay

  27/05/2014

  Debt

Banco Pichincha

Financial Institutions

Banco Pichincha

  13,254,016.72

  Ecuador

  09/06/2016

  Debt

San Martin Hydro

Infrastructure

San Martin Hydro

  6,421,625.00

  Nicaragua

  04/10/2017

  Debt

Comercial Administradora S.A.

Financial Institutions

Comercial Administradora S.A.

  3,522,000.00

  Guatemala

  03/12/2018

  Debt

Fairtrade Access Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Fairtrade Access Fund

  3,000,000.00

  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

  24/10/2019

  Equity

Hidrosierra

Infrastructure

Hidrosierra

  19,650.60

  Ecuador

  24/06/2019

  Subsidy

Hidrosierra

Infrastructure

Hidrosierra

  5,240,160.00

  Ecuador

  24/07/2019

  Debt

Banco Continental S.A.E.C.A.

Financial Institutions

Banco Continental S.A.E.C.A.

  13,777,500.00

  Paraguay

  25/07/2016

  Debt

Banco D-Miro

Financial Institutions

Banco D-Miro

  4,372,500.00

  Ecuador

  14/10/2015

  Debt

Cooperativo Pacifico

Financial Institutions

Cooperativo Pacifico

  9,185,000.00

  Peru

  30/10/2017

  Debt

Acceso Crediticio

Financial Institutions

Acceso Crediticio

  8,521,516.83

  Peru

  04/10/2016

  Debt

Banco Visionfund Ecuador

Financial Institutions

Banco Visionfund Ecuador

  6,113,520.00

  Ecuador

  07/08/2019

  Debt

MSEF II

Investment Companies & Funds

MSEF II

  8,966,382.00

  Brazil, Colombia

  31/05/2019

  Equity

Banco Solidario

Financial Institutions

Banco Solidario

  8,338,200.00

  Ecuador

  27/06/2019

  Debt

Banco Solidario

Financial Institutions

Banco Solidario

  77,220.00

  Ecuador

  10/09/2012

  Subsidy

Banco Solidario

Financial Institutions

Banco Solidario

  5,987,000.00

  Ecuador

  15/05/2012

  Debt

Banco Guayaquil

Financial Institutions

Banco Guayaquil

  13,100,400.00

  Ecuador

  07/05/2019

  Debt