Central America

Banconal borrows support for local lenders

Loans Economy & Policy Debt

Panamanian state-owned bank secures $510 mln with a MIGA guarantee to lend to banks and SMEs

LatAm ratings bear the brunt during pandemic  

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Low growth is a structural weakness in the region, S&P says

AES wraps up IDB Invest loan

Loans Debt Electricity

US power company gets $120 mln to cover deferred payments on electricity bills from four subsidiaries in El Salvador

IFC finances SME loans from BHD León  

Loans Coronavirus Debt

Multilateral lender supplies $60 mln to cover liquidity lines to small businesses in the Dominican Republic

Liberty lines up financing for Telefónica deal in Costa Rica

M&A Loans Debt

US-based telecom says it will use credit from VTR and local loans to cover the all-cash transaction for $500 mln

Banconal sets up $1 bln bond sale

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Panamanian state-owned bank gets investment-grade ratings from Moody's and Fitch

Banistmo prices new bonds at discount

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Bancolombia's subsidiary in Panama issues $400 mln worth of seven-year notes with a coupon of 4.375%

CBC taps 2027 notes

Bonds Asset Management Debt

Central American bottling company adds $200 mln at a premium

Emerald Peak names new partners

People Funds Equity

US-based private equity firm hires former World Bank and IDB executives as it raises $150 mln LatAm fund

IDB supports small business loans in Honduras  

Coronavirus Loans Debt

DC-based development bank provides $20 mln for the state-owned lender Bahnprovi to guarantee financing for MSMEs

PODCAST: Pandemic puts gains in LatAm over last 20 years at risk, says IDB VP  

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

IDB disbursements to remain high for next one to two years

CBC prepares to reopen dollar bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Central American bottling company plans to add $200 mln to its 5.75% 2027 bonds

IDB lends Honduras $76.2 million to boost social spending  

Loans Economy & Policy Honduras

Honduras to use cash for bolstering COVID-19 defenses

IDB Invest funds microfinance loans in Guatemala

Loans Debt Guatemala

Fundación Génesis Empresarial receives $20 mln in local currency to lend to MSMEs

IDB funds pandemic relief in Panama, Costa Rica  

Loans Economy & Policy Debt

Central American borrowers agree to lower debt after the crisis as a requisite for the seven-year loans