Agro Industry

Agroindustry, including a sub specialty on the production, processing and marketing of organic and natural foods; Key projects exexuted by Washfin in this space are:

  • Financing by IFC and DEG of AgroGuayabito, S.A., a $40 million industrial tomato and asparagus production and processing project in coastal Peru.

  • Financing of the expansion and diversification of a $40 million project for the largest dairy and juice producer in the Dominican Republic.

Electric power generation

Electric power generation with an emphasis on renewables

  • Financing of the Río Bobos 10 MW/$18 million mini-hydroelectric project in Guatemala, from the feasibility study to the information memorandum phases

  • Financing of the expansion and diversification of a $40 million project for the largest dairy and juice producer in the Dominican Republic

Transportation

Transportation, including ports and highways, and telecommunications;

  • Elaboration of pre-feasibility studies and support for financing Manzanillo International Terminals, a $110 million private container port on the Atlantic Coast of Panama.

  • Financing by the Inter American Investment Corporation of the first VSAT telecommunications project ($45 million cost), in Argentina

Capital Markets

Capital markets including the set-up and operation of private equity funds,

  • Organization and ongoing management of "Estrella Americana", the first and in its time the largest private equity investment fund operating in Chile.

  • Financing by the Inter American Investment Corporation of the first VSAT telecommunications project ($45 million cost), in Argentina

Housing and Urban Infrastructure Finance

Housing and urban infrastructure finance, including water, wastewater and solid waste management

  • Municipal infrastructure development in the Municipality of Soyapango, El Salvador, arranged locally through a private bank and CABEI

  • Merger of the Quito water and sewerage companies, assisted by legal and financial specialists

Private higher education

  • Financing of expansion program of large private university in Brazil

  • Elaboration of a diagnostic and strategy study, and securing of $16 million financing by AFD/Proparco for the expansion project of a major(not for profit) university in Dominican Republic

  • Preparation of Information Memorandum to secure financing for an $80 million expansion of a major private university in Brazil.

General manufacturing and consumer goods

  • A $45 million financing by the IFC of the expansion of manufacturing facilities and debt restructuring of Brazil's largest ceramic tile producer

  • Financing by IFC, DEG and a bank syndicate of a $100 million expansion by the largest consumer goods company in Central America.

  • Preparation of investment proposals for presentation to the IFC for the expansion of three large-scale shrimp farms in Colombia and Ecuador.

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