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Private equity funds

As the fund manager of a private equity fund investing in companies located in developing and emerging markets, you benefit from our in-depth expertise in funds and co-investment.

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.

DEG customer comments

Wen Ling Lim COO Integra Partners

We love our partnership with DEG. Together we support tech companies driving inclusive, responsible financial and digital health services in South and Southeast Asia.

Wen Ling Lim, COO of Integra Partners

What we offer


As a co-investor we supply our fund customers with capital for sustainable and impactful investments through equity investment and loans.

Advice plus support

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.


Sustainable growth in North Africa

Private equity company Mediterrania Capital Partners provides growth capital for medium-sized, high-impact companies. As an anchor investor, DEG strengthens the fund’s equity base.

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Capital for fintech start-ups in Southeast Asia

Together with DEG as anchor investor, the fund manager Integra Partners is investing with its Partners Fund II L.P. in companies in Southeast Asia that drive transformation and inclusion in the financial services sector.

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Our partner countries

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.

DAC list