Company name

Banco de América Central, S.A. El Salvador

Project number

12824-02

FI-3 operations are those where the risk potential is considered low: the FI’s current or future portfolio consists of financial exposure to business activities that predominantly have minimal or no adverse environmental and social impacts.

E&S category
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FI-3

Country

El Salvador

Sector

Financial Institutions

Status

In implementation

Disclosed date

05/28/2020

Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.

Projected board date
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06/29/2020

Approval date

07/13/2020

Signed date

08/25/2020

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Guevara Sanchez, Marvin

Investment type

Syndicated amount

USD $ 60,450,000

Financing amount

USD $ 60,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

The proposed financing consists of an unsecured senior loan denominated in U.S. dollars (“US$”) to Banco de América Central, S.A. (“BAC El Salvador” or “the Bank") of up to US$60 million, comprising: (i) an “A” loan from IDB Invest of up to US$40 million with a term of five years; and (ii) a loan from the China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (“China Fund”) of up to US$20 million (the “Financing”) with the same term. The transaction will support the growth of BAC El Salvador’s “Mujer Acelera” program by providing financing to women led/owned small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”). The project is additionally expected to include advisory services to strengthen the Mujer Acelera program, as well as to support this segment in adopting new operating procedures in the context of the COVID-19 crisis through training sessions, virtual advice, and financial support (provided BAC ES has analyzed these options).

 

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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. For projects approved as of 2016, any gaps with respect to IDB Invest's Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) presented below, to comply with the date mentioned above.

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Contact information

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Client Contact

CONTACT NAME

Rodrigo Menéndez Aguilar

POSITION

Vice President – Corporate Banking

PHONE NUMBER

N/A

EMAIL

rodrigo_menendez@baccredomatic.sv

IDB Invest Contact

EMAIL

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PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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