A Global Leader & Partner

FGI Equipment Finance (FGIEF) is a global leader in delivering customer-centric international financing solutions. With 70 combined years of experience and more than $1 billion funded transactions, FGI Equipment Finance is the partner of choice for forward-thinking manufacturers looking to efficiently acquire and leverage their assets in Mexico.

We are a joint venture of two established industry leaders renowned for facilitating the startup and development of international operations: Tetakawi and FGI Worldwide. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, with operations in Sonora, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Nuevo Leon, Guadalajara, and San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Tetakawi is an expert in the manufacturing industry, and the largest aerospace cluster developer in Mexico. Tetakawi is an expert in the manufacturing industry, and the largest aerospace cluster developer in Mexico. Over its 36-year-long history, Tetakawi has worked with a substantial portfolio of international companies, helping them establish their manufacturing operations in Mexico. Tetakawi specializes in world-class advisory services, manufacturing communities, and support services.

Headquartered in New York, NY, with regional offices in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boca Raton, FGI Worldwide (FGI) is a global leader in commercial finance. With more than 20 years supporting companies with credit facilities to support their international operations, FGI has developed a unique expertise on receivables financing, asset-based lending, invoice discounting, credit insurance, political risk protection, credit puts/swaps, and credit insurance/receivables management software.

Our Values

Since FGI Equipment Finance formally began operations in 2019 as a joint venture between Tetakawi and FGI Worldwide, we have developed a sterling reputation for our customer-centric, results-driven approach towards fulfilling our customers’ Mexico financing needs. Our knowledge about the similarities, differences and common points of confusion regarding financing for manufacturing operations in the U.S. versus Mexico, allows us to provide our customers with a straightforward financing experience that minimizes unforeseen events at closing.

Our team emphasizes the importance and value of  sharing the unique international financing expertise developed through the years with our prospective and current clients. We value transparency and honesty, and always strive to meet or exceed their expectations. It’s why dozens of major international corporations have chosen to partner with FGIEF to support their equipment financing needs in Mexico.

Our Mission:
A Better Way To Finance International Operations

When companies first contact our team at FGIEF, it’s clear to them that we do business differently. We take the time to listen and understand their unique needs. Our mission is to develop truly customized financial solutions tailored to those unique needs, incorporating all relevant tax, legal and business aspects specific to the international nature of their operation. We pride ourselves on meticulous planning and execution to deliver financing that fuels long-term partnerships. It speaks to our consultancy approach. By developing long- term partnerships with our clients, we can anticipate their needs and recommend the solutions that are best for  their business at that point in time, rather than what is more convenient for us. Our ultimate mission is to provide the most efficient financing solutions that support our customers’ success in Mexico and abroad. 

Benefit From 70 Years of Combined Experience

Our team is committed to the success of our clients, and to supporting our corporate culture of
transparency, integrity, and honesty. Meet some of our team members below.

Trinidad Segovia

Business Development Director

Trinidad is responsible for leading Business Development initiatives for FGI Equipment Finance, collaborating with business partners and customers to provide financing solutions that deliver mutual growth. He brings a unique business, tax and legal expertise developed during nearly 20 years of commercial finance focused on international transactions.

Manuel Zepeda

Risk Management Director

Manuel is responsible for FGI Equipment Finance portfolio’s health, leading the underwriting process and portfolio monitoring activities, as well as overseeing the risk framework and credit policies for the business. He brings over 12 years of experience developed in the credit risk departments of recognized global financial and leasing institutions (GE Capital, Engenium Capital, HSBC and Scotiabank).

Alfredo Espino

Managing Director

Alfredo is the founding partner of FGI Equipment Finance and acts as Managing Director responsible for the direction, culture, and growth of the firm developing partnerships and structuring financial solutions to address customer’s needs. He holds over 29 years of experience in global institutions in the US and Mexico and has extensive knowledge on the Mexican Maquiladora and IMMEX programs. He developed and led GE Capital’s “Cross Border” vertical focused on helping multinational companies finance their operations in Mexico.
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