"There is a need to alleviate the constraints faced by banks in these countries and enable them to scale up financing for trade..."


- Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director International Trade Centre (ITC) 

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“The lack of access to trade finance obstructs the ability of firms in developing countries, the vast majority of which are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to participate in value chains and production networks.

There is a need to alleviate the constraints faced by banks in these countries and enable them to scale up financing for trade. In most cases, the productive ability of firms in the developing world is moving faster than the ability of local banks to finance their activities”

 
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IN ORDER TO ADDRESS AND CAPITALIZE upon THE AFOREMENTIONED INDUSTRY CHALLENGES, LAT20’S STRATEGY FOR CREATING A SCALABLE, ROBUST TRADE FINANCE PLATFORM IS PREDICATED On our DUAL ORIGINATION strategy



ASSET PURCHASE PROGRAM

Acquiring trade related loans from multinational commodity trading companies and financial institutions

asset Origination Program

Providing tailored direct financing solutions, primarily to SMEs, generated through Lat20’s "Ecosystem"


Target Regions:

  • Emerging Markets, with a focus on Latin America, where traditional funding providers have difficulty accessing and providing financing to SMEs resulting in a significant trade cycle funding gap
  • Developed markets in which specific industries are underserved

Target Clients:

  • SMEs producers, processors and traders exporting to developed markets

Target Industries:

  • Agribusiness
  • Aquaculture
  • Energy
  • Metals

Target Structures:

Transaction specific pre-export and post-export financing structures; lending against assets as opposed to lending against balance sheet secured by assigned flow of goods from Exporters and repayment sources from Importers. Structures include, but are not limited to, receivables financing, structured inventory financing, borrowing base financing, and mezzanine financing

 

 

Lat20’s methodical approach, strict adherence to defined processes and procedures, ever expanding ecosystem, efficient next generation I.T. infrastructure and exemplary execution are our primary competitive advantages given that the trade finance asset class is one of the oldest forms of lending