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Finnfund invests in a solar panel factory in Thailand

Finnish corporation Solar Finland Ltd, a Finnish solar energy corporation, has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Thailand. The investment company Solar Finland Investment Ltd has agreed upon establishing a joint venture with an aim to establish a production facility for photovoltaic modules in Thailand. The joint venture, Salo Tech Thailand Ltd, […]

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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I joins a group of investors supporting India’s leading MSME lending platform Indifi

CX Partners and OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I (the first Finnish global emerging markets impact fund) along with existing investors CDC Group (the UK’s development finance institution), Omidyar Network, Elevar Equity, and Accel, have invested 19 million US dollars in Series D round of Equity Capital raise for Indifi Technologies, a digital financial services […]

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Finnfund and University of Helsinki to invest together into microfinancing in Africa and Asia

Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and impact investor, announce today a EUR 10 million debt facility commitment to the Advans Group, one of the leading international microfinance group serving over one million clients in nine countries: Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Myanmar. University of Helsinki participates in […]

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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I invests in Sathapana Bank, Cambodia, to accelerate SME growth and women empowerment

OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, the first global emerging markets impact fund in Finland, invests USD 10 million in Sathapana Bank, one of Cambodia’s largest banks, aiming to accelerate the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women empowerment. The funding provided by OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I will allow Sathapana to […]

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Nordic Impact Cooperation, owned by Finnfund and Norsk Solar, makes its first investment in Vietnam

Nordic Impact Cooperation AS (“Nordic Impact Cooperation”), owned by the Finnish Fund for Sustainable Development (“Finnfund”) and Norsk Solar AS (“Norsk Solar”, OSEBX ticker: NSOL) has made its first investment decision into a Norsk Solar-developed solar PV-project in Vietnam. Norsk Solar, a leading and fast-growing independent solar power producer, with a particular focus on the […]

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CDC and Finnfund invest in microfinance pioneer to drive women entrepreneurship in Pakistan

CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and Finnfund, the Finnish development financier and impact investor, have provided a US$25 million senior unsecured loan facility to Kashf Foundation, one of the leading microfinance institutions in Pakistan. Kashf Foundation promotes female entrepreneurship and has so far enabled more than a million low-income families across Pakistan to […]

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Finnfund continues to drive financial inclusion by investing in Myanmar’s microfinance sector

Finnfund makes a 5.5 million USD senior loan investment in Early Dawn Microfinance Co., Ltd. (DAWN), the third largest microfinance company in Myanmar in terms of client outreach. The financing will support DAWN’s expansion in underserved townships and peri-urban areas. DAWN started as a Save the Children Myanmar Microfinance Program in 2002 and has since […]

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OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I to join a financing package to improve broadband access in rural Indonesia

OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I, the first global emerging markets impact fund in Finland, has contributed USD 12.5 million to foster the work of Net1 Indonesia in bringing internet connectivity to underserviced areas in the fourth most populous country in the world. OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I joins a group of investors, led […]

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Finnfund to participate a European financing package to support COVID-19 impacted businesses

Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and impact investor, invests EUR 10 million in a financing scheme of eleven members of EDFI, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to reduce negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on economy and employment in developing countries. The financing package of EUR 280 […]

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Fortum partners with Finnfund to speed up charging infrastructure development and growth in India

To bolster growth for electric vehicles (EV) charging infrastructure in India, Fortum signed an agreement whereby Finnfund, a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor, will invest in a minority share of Fortum’s public charging point operator (CPO), Fortum Charge and Drive India Private Limited (FCDIPL). FCDIPL is a fast-growing e-mobility infrastructure provider, owning more […]

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