Alantra advises Kampala Capital on the implementation of a forward-flow agreement to support its growth



Aug 2021
Debt financing

Ciudad de México – Alantra, the independent global mid-market investment bank, has advised Kampala Capital, a financial institution providing foreign exchange credit solutions, on its raising of debt financing to consolidate its balance sheet and expand its lending book in Mexico.

Kampala Capital is a financial institution that supports the flow of international trade in Mexico by providing short-term financing in both local and foreign currency to importers and exporters. Since 2018, Kampala Capital has granted more than 2,000 contracts for an aggregated value of over USD1.1 billion. Given its recent growth, Kampala wanted to explore the potential refinancing of its current funding base, which was composed mainly of private investors, as well as the implementation of a partnership with an institutional investor to address future financing needs.

After a competitive process carried out entirely on a remote basis due to Covid19, Kampala Capital granted the transaction exclusivity to O’Connor Capital Solutions (“OCS”), the private credit team of UBS O’Connor. OCS’s lending and investment capabilities include asset finance, corporate direct lending, and esoteric/private bank-style financing across geographies and up and down the capital structure.

The closing of the transaction will enable Kampala Capital to access up to $60 million of capital to accelerate the growth of its business.

Hernan Magarinos, Senior Advisor at Alantra, commented on the transaction: “We are delighted to have advised Kampala Capital on this transaction which has been a breakthrough for our client. The partnership with O’Connor Capital Solutions will accelerate its expansion over the next few years, and provide funding for companies in the dynamic Mexican foreign trade market.”

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