Company name

Federación de Cooperativas Vitivinícolas Argentinas Cooperativa Limitada (“FECOVITA”)

Project number

12399-01

Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.

E&S category
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B

Country

Argentina

Sector

Agribusiness

Status

Inactive

Disclosed date

03/12/2019

Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.

Projected board date
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09/03/2019

Approval date

N/A

Signed date

N/A

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Veiga Perez, Matias Angel

Investment type

Financing requested

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Syndicated amount

N/A

Financing amount

USD $ 15,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

The Federación de Cooperativas Vitivinícolas Argentinas (Federation of Argentinian Vitivinicultural Cooperatives) (hereinafter Fecovita or the Cooperative) is a secondary cooperative that associates 29 primary cooperatives comprising 5,000 wine producers and winemakers in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The production area covers 25,000 hectares of vineyards. The company bottles and markets wines and musts, with its brand "Toro" being the second top-selling mass-consumption wine in the world. Fecovita currently has four business units: i) The first ("Masivos"), is dedicated to the sale of mass consumption wines; ii) The second unit ("Bodegas"), is dedicated to the sale of medium- and high-end wines, with a significant investment in the winery located in the Tupungato department (Bodega Estancia Mendoza); iii) The third business unit ("Concentrados"), is dedicated to developing the concentrated grape juice markets; and the fourth, ("Graneles") is dedicated to the sale of bulk wines of all types.



IDB Invest financing would be used to improve the company's debt profile and rebuild its working capital. As of 12/31/2018, the total financial debt of US$62 million was 66% short-term and 34% long-term, while 42% was used for working capital and 58% for investments. The company intends to realign this financial mismatch, which was mainly generated by the "Nuevo Proyecto Toro" inaugurated in October 2018. Financing will be made effective through a Senior Loan secured for up to 7 years with a first mortgage on the Borrower's assets that comprise an economic unit.


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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. Any gaps with respect to the IDB Invest Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) provided below.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW

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Client files

This section provides the key environmental and social assessment documents produced by the client for this project.

FECOVITA -ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACTION PLAN.PDF

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PHONE NUMBER

+54 9 261 4972400

EMAIL

rodriguezj@fecovita.com

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PHONE

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