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Finnfund expects all its investments to be profitable, environmentally and socially responsible and produce measurable development impact in their target countries.

Finnfund puts special emphasis on sectors that are critical to sustainable development, namely renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and financial institutions.

We do invest in other good projects as well when they match our investment strategy and meet our requirements. We also have special focus on investments that advance gender equality and which mitigate climate change and help people in developing countries adapt to it.

Good to know before you apply for an investment

  • Our financing can be in the form of equity, mezzanine financing or debt.
  • Finnfund’s share in new companies is always smaller than the share of the project sponsor but can be greater in expansion investments.
  • Ticket size varies from one million to 25 million euros.
  • Our financing can be in either euros or in US dollars.

We’re looking for

  • Profitability

  • Environmental and social responsibility

  • Measurable development impact

Investment process – how to get started?

Countries we invest in

Finnfund invests only in developing countries as defined by the OECD


Examples of investments


Finnfund supports the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco with a 18,75 million US dollar investment

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Finnfund’s USD 10 million investment makes telecommunications in Lebanon and Guinea more reliable and energy-efficient

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Finnfund supports the expansion of Yalelo Limited, an integrated tilapia aquaculture company in Zambia with a 6 million US dollar equity investment

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Finnfund invests 7 million US dollars in Maarifa Education Group, a private tertiary education company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Finnfund makes a EUR 15 million investment in Annapurna Finance Pvt Ltd, which offers microloans and related financial literacy education mainly to poor women in rural India

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5 million US dollar long-term senior debt financing to energy efficient solar power solutions in Nigeria

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