CMI celebrated its Centennial with the placement with
Success of US $ 700 million in Green Bonds
CMI Energy, part of Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI), successfully placed US $ 700 million of green bonds at an interest rate of 6.250% and maturing in 2029, and closed a syndicated loan of $ 300 million to refinance its debt. The successful transaction was executed in the framework of CMI's 100th anniversary celebration.
This is the largest green bond placement carried out by a renewable energy company in Central America and the Caribbean to date, and marks the entry of CMI Energía into the international capital market, with the largest private portfolio of 100% renewable energy and diversified from Central America and the Caribbean.
Investors expressed their confidence in CMI and the region by making offers that were almost five (5) times the size of the issue. The geographical diversification of investors stands out, with investor offers:
Many of which have a focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria, which in recent years have become the benchmark for socially responsible investment.
“We are very proud to be the private renewable energy company leader in the region. Our purpose is to generate impact investments that promote sustainable development.
Through the placement of green bonds, we seek to optimize the capital structure of our company and continue with an operation of excellence, continuous growth and the generation of positive impact for the communities where we operate ”, he explained Enrique Crespo, CEO of CMI Capital.
CMI Energía reaffirms its commitment to continue working in all its geographies, as it has done for more than 25 years, with the highest quality standards, respect for human rights and a strong commitment to the care, protection and conservation of the environment.
Green bonds and their guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or any state securities law, and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
About the importance of this issue for CMI, Crespo, explained: “In the framework of the 100 years of CMI history, CMI Energía successfully accesses the bond markets for the first time and in this way we consolidate our strengths as a multi-Latin family group of business excellence and continuous growth, with knowledge and experience in business operations in the region ”.