We recently hosted a live webinar to introduce the newest borrower to join the Percent platform, Metafinanciera. This deal is a unique opportunity for investors to gain exposure to the Latin American market and support a company with a focus on social impact. The webinar was moderated by Charlie Lienau and featured a panel discussion with Mario Jose Saldivar, Co-Founder & CEO of Metafinanciera, Juan Carlos del Rio, CFO of Metafinanciera, and Tomas Perez of APSF, the Structuring Agent of the deal.
Charlie moderated a fireside chat with guest panelists to give a deep-dive on the deal, business, and to answer audience questions.
Metafinanciera is a Mexican company that grants short-term working capital loans through its own digital lending and payment platform to groups of women that own micro-businesses operating in marginalized, under-banked communities of Mexico. The Company has more than 400 employees and is headquartered in Querétaro, Mexico covering 30 communities in 11 states. Since inception, it has originated loans for approximately $40 million in principal, and since 2019, its monthly average origination has increased almost 5x from approximately $350,000 to approximately $1.6 million. The company aims to impact positively on thousands of female micro-entrepreneurs, promoting their economic and social growth by empowering them with easy access to working capital loans as an alternative to predatory informal financings that limit such growth.
About AP Structured Finance
APSF is a Latin American financial group led by a seasoned team of professionals whose mission is to help clients achieve their financing and investment needs. Its team has more than 25 years of experience in the Latin American financial markets and includes members who ran the Latin American structured lending businesses at institutions such as Credit Suisse, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Barclays Capital, and Bank of America, By providing financial origination and advisory services, APSF helps its clients identify lending business opportunities and structuring financial transactions across various sectors and markets.