Vicentin 2013

Argentina Food and agriculture

Vicentin is a family run business that was founded in 1929 as a cotton trader. It started producing edible oils using cotton seed, branched out to sunflower and peanuts, and in the 1970s entered the soy crushing business as the industry was firmly establishing itself in the country. Vicentin is currently one of the largest oilseed processors in Argentina and has continuously modernized and invested in order to keep up with its competitors and remain a state-of-the art player.

We are invested in Vicentin 2013 through Cordiant Emerging Loan Fund IV, which is managed by Cordiant. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Rest of the World

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Food and agriculture
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
Cordiant Emerging Loan Fund IV
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Start date

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September 2013

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