Company name

Popup Design, S. de R.L. de C.V. and Popup Design Inc. (“GAIA”)

Project number

12885-01

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.

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B

Country

Mexico

Sector

Manufacturing

Status

In implementation

Disclosed date

04/15/2020

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

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05/19/2020

Approval date

07/14/2020

Signed date

09/18/2020

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Vera Fabbri, Pablo Marcelo

Investment type

Syndicated amount

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Financing amount

USD $ 15,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

This financial transaction consists of supporting the expansion of Popup Design, S. de R.L. de C.V. (“GAIA” or “the Company”) using a convertible debt instrument for a minimum of USD 10 million or up to USD 15 million with a term of up to 24 months or until automatic conversion (whichever comes first) in shares to be issued during the next investment round (the “C-Series Round”), (the “Convertible Debt”). Support for GAIA entails strengthening its expansion in order to leverage its large installed capacity and supply chain—which consists of Mexican micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (“MSMEs”) that specialize in the manufacture of design furniture—combined with the marketing and distribution of such furniture through a digital platform (application or app) complemented by brick-and-mortar stores (the “Project”). More information regarding the Project can be accessed through the following electronic link: https://www.gaiadesign.com.mx


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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. For projects approved as of 2016, any gaps with respect to IDB Invest's Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) presented below, to comply with the date mentioned above.

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.

GAIA -ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACTION PLAN 0.PDF

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