Reliability, speed and a significant understanding of structuring are crucial to your success. As a development finance institution, we stand for dependability and long-term commitment. We also offer support for company analysis and for the introduction of and managing the leading environmental, social and corporate governance standards.
Our fund and structuring experts are here to advise and support you in developing your fund. As an active and successful co-investor, we can efficiently close capital gaps for your investments in portfolio companies or act as a sparring partner in relation to content. As a further example, in the environmental and social sphere we can take responsibility for certain areas of due diligence and implementation control.
DEG is a very experienced investor in developing and emerging-market countries, with a portfolio of more than 130 active fund investments and over 100 direct and co-investments.
We will help you to build up a strong and effective network. For this purpose we bring you together with appropriate decision-makers and potential investors. You can also count on the staff at our 20 locations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
As a co-investor we supply our fund customers with capital for sustainable and impactful investments through equity investment and loans.
DEG finances only in emerging and developing countries. These are regularly defined in the OECD Development Committee (DAC). The current DAC list with our partner countries can be found here.
At a glance:
• Capital investment in the fund
• Subscription generally as early as first closing
• Representation of investors and advice for general partner through seat on the fund's Advisory Committee
• Support also for challenges in your portfolio through our Business Support Services
• Investment possible as experienced co-investor in the fund's portfolio companies
• Fund investments starting from USD 10 million and a DEG share of <20% in the final closing
If we invest in your fund, we provide additional support for you and the companies that you finance in order to further develop them in a targeted manner. In this way we can co-finance various accompanying measures.
The BSS programme aims to enhance the sustainability of funds and the companies in which they invest, with regard to their environmental and social management, and to promote good business practices. Areas in which BSS can be supportive include, for example, corporate governance, risk management, resource and energy efficiency, as well as further training for employees and suppliers.
We invest in funds that have a high-quality environmental and social management system. As a result, they should be able to identify risks in the environmental and social sphere and to control them specifically. If there is a need for advisory when introducing a system of this type, DEG can finance a portion of the costs.
Read more on our advisory programme
We can also advise you in relation to other challenges. Together with you, we can develop solutions to boost the performance and positive development of the fund or the companies in which you invest.