Parting Shot: IFC unveils new equity fund in Latin America

Parting Shot: IFC unveils new equity fund in Latin America

Project & Infrastructure Finance Bonds Structured Finance Colombia Mexico China Equity Funds Comment & Opinion

We aim to do about $25 billion in business [in Latin America] over the next five years, but not so much in traditional A/B loans. We aim to use more innovative financing structures that will allow us to bring in investors like insurance companies and pension funds, both outside and within Latin America, that have an appetite for longer tenors and that help meet the financing needs in critical sectors like infrastructure. One example is the Managed Co-lending Portfolio Program, or MCPP, where we have raised money from institutional investors. The advantage is that we are not subject to market conditions at the time of closing a deal because we have the funding in place. The institutional inve

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