Risk capital and financial support in emerging markets and post-conflict countries
Swedfund International is a state-owned risk capital company specialized in investments in emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe (non-EU members) and Latin America.
Swedfund offers risk capital and financial support to Swedish companies wishing to establish or expand their businesses in emerging markets or in post-conflict countries.
Swedfund offers financing to companies that:
- want to invest in African, Asian and Latin American countries that are not classified as upper middle income*, as well as the non-EU countries of Eastern Europe
- have the economic resources to invest minimum the same amount as Swedfund,
- have a management team that is capable of operating in the country under consideration
Swedfund also offers financial support to Swedish small and medium-sized limited liability companies for transfer of know-how and investments in equipment, when establishing a business/partnership in emerging markets.
Entrepreneurs in Post-Conflict Countries (EPC)
Swedfund has launched a program targeting Swedish small and medium-sized limited liability companies that want to commence operations in post-conflict countries.
The application period for this program is limited to 2010. The key terms of the offer are listed below.
Offer: Unsecured loans of 1 to 5 MSEK to Swedish limited liability companies to finance the establishment or expansion of operations in post-conflict countries. The borrowers should invest an amount that is at least equal to the size of Swedfund´s loan.
Target group: Swedish entrepreneurs with or without immigrant background with documented successful experience of managing a business in the same industry as the proposed investment.
Industry: Sectors that contribute to sustainable economic development. Certain sectors, such as tobacco, alcohol and weapons, are excluded. Publications
Swedfund publishes a number of publications. Among others "Världsekonomins nya tillväxtmarknader" by Peter Stien. This, and other reports may be read on the website of Swedfund.