The IIC offers a wide variety of financial products and services for promoting private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We support SMEs by helping them address challenges, reformulate business strategies, and embrace new technologies. In turn, this support enables SMEs to continue driving development in the region, help create jobs, generate foreign exchange, create new business opportunities, and improve the quality of life in local communities.
The wide variety of investment products and strategic and financial solutions available to IIC customers is specifically tailored to the needs of businesses in emerging and dynamic markets, with payment terms from 1 to 15 years, competitive fixed or variable interest rates, and U.S. dollar-denominated loan amounts ranging from US$100,000 to US$20 million. The IIC also engages in local currency lending in Mexico and Colombia in support of capital market issues and value-chain financing.
Our investment services include:
- Corporate loans;
- Working capital loans;
- Project finance;
- Financing for financial intermediaries;
- Syndicated loans;
- Equity and quasi-equity finance;
- Local currency financing; and
- Small business loans.
The IIC offers its customers more than just monetary financing. Our experience has shown us that SMEs need more than financing if they are to achieve sustainable growth. They also need technical assistance to make improvements in areas ranging from corporate governance to innovation to environmental management. Accordingly, we also offer our clients targeted assistance to help them become leaders in promoting environmental and corporate social responsibility.