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Bogota, February 7th, 2023 - KLYM, a data-driven fintech that focuses on providing working capital to small and midsize companies in Latin America, announced the closing of its Series B investment round for a total of US$27 million. The round was led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, and J.P. Morgan, alongside other investors. With this round the company has secured US $95M in equity since it was founded in 2017. KLYM (previously Omnilatam) continues to expand its presence in the global supplier ecosystem. With its new brand and the launch of cross-border financing capabilities, KLYM can now fund suppliers in 32 jurisdictions and 25 different currencies, with a growing financial anchor in Brazil. The company has secured mandates from corporates in Brazil in the agriculture, pharma and biofuel sectors in addition to expanding its presence in Colombia and Chile, where it currently supports 85 corporate clients and 30,000 suppliers (5x YoY growth). In addition to expansion in South America, KLYM anticipates going live in Mexico. "In 2022 we launched in Brazil, kicking off with a supplier based in China, and can fund invoices in US Dollars," said Diego Caicedo, Co-Founder and CEO of KLYM. "This was the first of many wins as we expand our operations in Brazil, positioning KLYM to support duplicata registrada in Brazil once it becomes available, similar to how we support the electronic invoice registries in Colombia and Chile which saw triple digit growth immediately after introduction. It's incredible to have both IFC and J.P. Morgan supporting us as we capture this opportunity." Elizabeth Martinez Marcano, IFC's Country Manager for the Andean Region, said "We are excited to add KLYM to IFC's growing portfolio of trade finance and embedded-finance companies. Players like KLYM are changing the trade financing market architecture, challenging the role of traditional banks and introducing operational efficiencies that are making it easier for SMEs to access financing." "Growth in our current markets has been incredible. We have been able to take advantage of a multi-year investment in our underwriting and data capabilities that allowed us to win the largest bid for a supplier finance program in Chile (and likely the entire continent) in 2022," stated Andres Abumohor, COO & Co-founder of KLYM. "Our tech beat all the other banks and fintechs in the region." James Fraser, Global Head of Trade & Working Capital, J.P. Morgan Payments said, "A data-driven approach is key to providing best-in-class supply chain finance solutions to our clients in Latin America. Utilizing KLYM's technology, we are able to provide a dedicated LATAM solution which provides control and flexibility at scale for our clients, in combination with local presence and regional expertise. Our strategic alliance, coupled with this investment, will help bolster J.P. Morgan's presence in the region." About KLYMKLYM (formerly Ominlatam) is a leading fintech company with operations in Colombia, Chile and Brazil. Since 2017 the company has operated with a consistent vision: obtain data to take advantage of its predictive nature and benefit its customers. To date, the company has more than 400 KLYMERS led by Andrés Abumohor and Diego Caicedo. About IFCIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org. Stay Connectedwww.ifc.org/lacwww.twitter.com/IFC_LACwww.linkedin.com/company/ifc-américa-latina-y-el-caribewww.facebook.com/IFCwbgwww.instagram.com/ifc_org/www.youtube.com/IFCvideocastswww.twitter.com/IFC_orgwww.ifc.org/SocialMediaIndex
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