Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.
Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.
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Olazo Baracco, Ericka
USD $ 250,000,000
USD $ 100,000,000
Project scope and objective
The proposed transaction consists of a syndicated loan led by IDB Invest of up to US$350 million, with a 5-year term including a grace period of up to 1.5 years, of which US$100 million will be financed by the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group), US$50 million by third-party funds administered by the IDB and the rest with other mobilization of funds (the "Loan"). The Loan will be used: (i) to finance fixed investments of 16 companies of CMI Alimentos located in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic, for a total amount of up to US$210 million, to continue expanding their operations, improving their productivity levels, renew fixed assets and carry out environmental projects, and (ii) to finance the purchase of 50% of the shares of Procesadora Nacional de Alimentos CA (Pronaca) in Ecuador, for an amount of up to US$140 million, to support the inorganic expansion of CMI Alimentos (the "Project").
CMI Alimentos is the main business division of Corporación Multi Inversiones ("CMI"), one of the most important economic groups in Central America with operations in 9 countries. The economic activities of CMI Alimentos include the production of chicken, pork and derived products (Industria Pecuaria), the production of wheat flour, corn, pasta and cookies (Molinos Modernos), and the operation of fast food restaurants (Restaurantes de Centroamerica).
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