Reliable investor for funds

“DEG offers us substantial added value, mainly with advice on environmental and social topics and with its extensive network in Africa.”

Paul Botha

founder and CEO of South African investment company Metier

We are an experienced and internationally networked partner for investment companies such as private equity funds, which invest in enterprises in developing and emerging-market countries. We commit for the long-term and focus on sustainable success. As an anchor investor we strengthen their capital base and contribute to mobilising further investors. We bring knowledge and structuring expertise to the table, along with extensive country and regional know-how. And we remain at our customers’ sides even during challenging phases. With our involvement in funds, we aim to further develop enterprises that have potential.

Long-term finance for Brazilian SME

In 2020 DEG as an anchor investor invested in the Vinci Impact and Return Fund IV, thereby helping small and medium-sized enterprises in Brazil to gain access to long-term finance. The fund invests in small and medium-sized enterprises. The sector focus is on areas currently seen as particularly relevant, such as education, healthcare, IT and healthy and environmentally friendly consumer goods.

The impact fund focuses on businesses in less developed regions, such as the north and north-east of the country, and enterprises managed by previously disadvantaged groups.

Other investors include the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the French development financier PROPARCO. The fund is aiming for a total volume of up to USD 150 million.

“DEG helped us to set up an advanced environmental and social management system. That has transformed Colombia's entire private equity sector. Today, the sector operates in accordance with the standards we introduced into the market.”

Camilo Villaveces

President and CEO of Ashmore Infrastructure Fund, Colombia