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Finnfund in brief

Finnfund is a Finnish development finance company that promotes sustainable development by providing long-term risk capital for private projects in developing countries.

Investment criteria include profitability, sustainability and positive development impacts in the target country.

Finnfund’s financing is for both greenfield and expansion projects that involve a Finnish business interest or development policy interest. Finnish business interest can be cooperation with Finnish companies, such as projects with a Finnish company as a shareholder or as a technology provider. Development policy interest could be, for example, projects that curb climate change.

developing countries

Finnfund finances projects in developing countries and in Russia. Developing countries are classified by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

financial instruments

Finnfund provides long-term investment loans, equity investments and mezzanine financing. It has 35 years' experience in development financing in emerging markets. More details about the financial instruments here.


Finnfund is owned by the State of Finland 93.8%, Finnvera 6.1% and Confederation of Finnish Industries EK 0.1%.