CIFI supports the Inter-American Dialogue’s Gala 2014

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CIFI IS HONORED AND DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE ONCE AGAIN ITS SUPPORT TO THE INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE’S GALA CELEBRATING THE 10TH SOL M. LINOWITZ FORUM, SCHEDULED FOR THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 13, 2014 AT THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES.

The Inter-American Dialogue is the leading US center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs dedicated to advancing a regional agenda of democratic governance, social equity, and economic growth.

Since its launch, the Forum has helped forge partnerships among opinion leaders from across the Americas and has fostered innovative policy solutions to the region’s most pressing challenges.

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CIFI apoya la segunda edición del FOROMET 2014 en Colombia.

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MET Community es una plataforma colaborativa internacional con presencia en España, EEUU y América Latina que busca contribuir el desarrollo empresarial a través del impulso de la diversidad, el emprendimiento y la innovación social. CIFI anuncia su participación en el II Foro que se realizó el 3 de abril del 2014 en el auditorio del BBVA en Bogotá. Esta iniciativa ha sido apoyada por BBVA, la Fundación Belcorp y CIFI, asi como también contó con la presencia de la primera Dama de la Nación, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos.

CIFI apoya el Foro de Emprendimiento Femenino e Innovación Social

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Como complemento a la actividad de estructuración y financiación de proyectos de pequeña y mediana infraestructura en la Región que supone, indudablemente, un impulso para su desarrollo sostenible, CIFI ha decidido formar parte de la iniciativa MET Community, un proyecto innovador que apoya la generación de empresas a través del Foro de Emprendimiento Femenino e Innovación Social en Colombia.

MET Community está conformada por una plataforma internacional, compuesta por profesionales que desean contribuir al desarrollo empresarial a través del impulso del emprendimiento femenino e innovación social. CIFI se ha identificado con este objetivo y anuncia su participación en el Foro que se realizará el 10 de julio en el auditorio del edificio BBVA de Bogotá, donde estará presente para conectar, inspirar y apoyar a un grupo de mujeres emprendedoras colombianas.

Esta iniciativa ha sido apoyada, aparte de CIFI, por el Banco Mundial, BBVA, Fomin (Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo), MinCIT (Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo), Ruta Medellín, la Fundación Belcorp, así como por la Universidad Sergio Arboleda.
Este evento comenzará con un desayuno con empresarios Colombianos el mismo día en el Club El Nogal de la misma ciudad.

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IDB Approved US$ 60 Million Funding for CIFI

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will boost its support for small and medium-size infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing as much as $60 million in new financing for Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura S.A. (CIFI).

“The infrastructure gap in the region remains large and private sector financing for infrastructure, especially small and medium-size projects, has been scarce during the last few years,’’ said Andrés Ackermann, team leader for the project. “CIFI is a key IDB partner to channel further funding to the infrastructure sector in the region by providing debt financing for small and medium sized projects.”

“This transaction will continue our strategic relationship with IDB and will provide important resources to reach a common objective of financing small and medium-size infrastructure projects, crucial to the development and progress of the region,” said Roldan Trujillo, CIFI’s General Manager.

The IDB will provide a senior secured loan for up to $60 million with a 7-year tenor and a three-year grace period. The IDB loan will contribute to CIFI’s efforts to mobilize resources from the private sector and multilateral agencies to support expected growth. This loan complements a previous syndicated loan approved by the IDB in 2004, totaling $50 million.

“This facility is part of IDB’s commitment to develop mechanisms to support long term funding of small and medium-size infrastructure projects in the region. Through this facility, IDB will continue its support of mobilizing private and multilateral resources for infrastructure projects with significant developmental impact and additionality”, commented Daniela Carrera-Marquis, head of IDB’s division of Financial Markets.

CIFI has provided around $450 million to projects and companies in the sectors of power, renewable energy, transportation, telecommunications, alternative fuels and other related sectors.

Funding contract for Zarate terminal to be signed by end-June – Argentina

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BY INDIANA CORRALES / BUSINESS NEWS AMERICAS

A US$14mn loan contract between the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the operators of Argentina’s Zarate port terminal is expected to be signed by end-June, an official from Costa Rica’s regional infrastructure financing corporation CIFI told BNamericas.

The funding package consists of a US$7mn A loan, to be provided by IIC, and a US$7mn B loan, which will be provided by CIFI through IIC.

The loan will be used to expand and improve the Zarate terminal, which is located northeast of capital Buenos Aires. Work includes expanding the pier and container yard, as well as parking facilities.

Zarate terminal is a privately owned port complex that operates as a container, general cargo, and vehicle terminal. It is owned by local Murchison group in partnership with Brazil’s Cotia Trading.