Banco Lafise Bancentro’s $100 Million Syndicated Loan

Hogan Lovells, Arias, Mayer Brown and Consortium Legal advised on the transaction

Banco Lafise Bancentro secured a $100 million syndincated loan from Credit Suisse, Proparco and DEG – Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH.

Proceeds will be used to finance small and medium size agroexporters companies.

Grupo Lafise, which was founded in 1985, reported total assets of USD 4 billion, outstanding loans of USD 2.3 billion and customer deposits of USD 231 million as of December 2017. Its 2017 pre-tax earnings totaled USD 73 million.

Hogan Lovells advised Banco Lafise Bancentro, S.A. with Emil Arca, Oscar Stephens, Flavio Averbug and Lauren Kimmel.

In Managua, Arias advised Banco Lafise Bancentro, S.A. with Bertha Argüello, Gustavo-Adolfo Vargas R. and Rodrigo Ibarra.

Mayer Brown advised Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch with Douglas A. Doetsch (Picture), Juan Pablo Moreno and Luis Andrés Schrader.

Consortium Legal advised Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch with Rodrigo Taboada R. and Andrés Caldera.

Involved fees earner: Bertha Argüello – Arias ; Rodrigo Ibarra Rodney – Arias ; Gustavo-Adolfo Vargas – Arias ; Andrés Caldera – Consortium – Legal; Rodrigo Taboada – Consortium – Legal; Emil Arca – Hogan Lovells; Flavio Averbug – Hogan Lovells; Oscar Stephens – Hogan Lovells; Douglas Doetsch – Mayer Brown; Juan Pablo Moreno – Mayer Brown;

Law Firms: Arias ; Consortium – Legal; Hogan Lovells; Mayer Brown;

Clients: Banco Lafise Panamá; Credit Suisse AG Cayman Islands Branch;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.