$70 million to Honduras’ Ficohsa Bank

The IFC ratified agreements to support the expansion and capitalization of Ficohsa Bank.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A press release from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) reads:

The IFC Capitalization Fund has signed agreements that will support expansion plans and the capitalization of Banco Financiera Comercial Honduras, SA, investing $70 million in capital resources.

The Capitalization Fund which is managed by the Asset Management Company, IFC will invest U.S. $32 million in capital and $38 million in subordinated debt, thus providing resources for long-term capital to support Ficohsa ‘s operations for financing medium and small businesses. This is the first investment in Central America by the IFC Fund.



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