DLA Piper advised Crédito Real, S.A.B. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R., a leading specialty finance company with operations in Mexico, the United States and Central America, in obtaining a US$100 million loan from the United States Development Finance Corporation.
The US$100 million loan supports Crédito Real’s commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and will be used to provide loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in Mexico, focusing on businesses owned or led by women.
“It was a pleasure to utilize our broad finance capabilities to assist Crédito Real with obtaining this loan, which demonstrates our client’s commitment to ESG issues and will allow it to help bridge the credit gap facing small businesses in Mexico,” said Raul Farias, the DLA Piper partner who led the firm’s deal team.
In addition to Farias (New York and San Diego), the DLA Piper team advising Crédito Real included partner Diego Martinez and associate Javier Pichardini (both of Mexico City).
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