Monterrey, México. June 13th, 2018 -
IFC, a member of the WorldBank Group, and Dalus Capital, a venture capital
fund focused on supporting early stage and innovative businesses in Mexico
and Latin America, provided a US$10 million capital investment to eFactor
Network, a Mexican fintech company specialized in factoring and working
capital, to consolidate its growth and the development of new products.
Through a multifunding and multicurrency electronic factoring marketplace,
eFactor Network allows the connection between large buyers, suppliers and
financial institutions (banking and non-banking) to optimize working capital
by realizing electronic discounts in real time.
"In the age of ERPs, on-demand availability of data and electronic
invoicing, factoring can no longer be a mundane, isolated and mostly manual
process. Companies like eFactor bring supply chain finance to the 21st
century and into the realm of capital markets, creating unprecedented efficiencies,
competition and liquidity. We are happy to start this journey with them,
to unlock billions of dollars in liquidity to tens of thousands of small
and medium suppliers. eFactor will help IFC achieve an important development
objective by strengthening a critical piece of infrastructure for trade
finance in Mexico," said Andi Dervishi, Chief Investment Officer and
global head of Fintech Investments for IFC.
Currently, the eFactor Network technology platform has more than 100 large
buyers from different corporate groups, and serves more than 10,000 suppliers
with the support of 30 financing institutions from Mexico and abroad.
"eFactor Network helps us build a Mexico that is a more productive
world player by democratizing access to capital for thousands of Mexican
companies. Its financial products and innovations are focused on solving
companies’ working capital needs, while also focusing on providing qualified
risk and liquidity with more competitive rates,” indicated Rogelio de
los Santos, Managing Partner of Dalus Capital.
"eFactor Network continues to advance in its institutionalization
process upon receipt of its first round of institutional capital from investors
such as the IFC and Dalus Capital, which have provided access to a larger
market base and have also provided a greater sophistication in the fintech
space," commented Héctor De la Garza, CEO of eFactor Network.
eFactor Network will allocate the investment to develop innovative financial
products in its marketplace, with the purpose of continuously improving
its offer of value to the client and advancing its process of institutionalization.
The factoring industry is perceived an important financing alternative
for small and medium businesses because it provides an integrated service
that includes the purchase of trade-related receivables, trade bill collection,
and administration. IFC considers that these services allow small and medium
enterprises to take advantage of strong growth opportunities and overcome
capital and access-to-finance constraints.
More about IFC
IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank
Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private
sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide,
using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities
in the toughest areas of the world. In FY17, we delivered a record $19.3
billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the
power of the private sector to help end poverty and boost shared prosperity.
For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
More about eFactor Network
Integrated by the best financial, technological and customer service talent,
eFactor Network is a Mexican fintech company that provides, through its
web platform, electronic factoring to suppliers who wish to discount their
accounts receivable in advance. With a multi-funding, multi-region and
multi-currency model, it is possible to mitigate financing risks through
the diversification of funding and increase the scale through greater financing
offer by integrating domestic and foreign banks into the currency according
to the terms of payment with your suppliers. eFactor Network operates in
pesos, dollars and euros with suppliers in Mexico and foreign suppliers
located in more than 20 countries. eFactor Network is led by Héctor de
la Garza and has offices in Monterrey, Mexico City and El Bajío. For more
information, visit www.efactornetwork.com
More about Dalus Capital
Dalus Capital supports the best entrepreneurs who are developing high-growth
companies, based on technologies or innovative business models in Mexico.
These entrepreneurs, with the capital and experience contributed by Dalus
Capital, can scale their business and stand out in their recognition as
success stories in the region. The firm is a member of Draper Venture Network
(drapernetwork.com), an organization of independent investment funds on
four continents that collaborate and co-invest in successful entrepreneurs.
Dalus Capital is led by Rogelio de los Santos and Diego Serebrisky and
has offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. For more information, visit: