Investments

We invest in the poorest countries in the world. In businesses and environments where our funds contribute to creating growth, tax income, job opportunities and faith in the future.

Examples of investments and financial support

Since 1979 we have invested in more than 230 companies in the poorest countries in the world. Here are some recent examples. 

  • Investing in gender equality in Kenya

    There is a strong link between greater gender equality and reduced poverty. Swedfund’s talent programme, Women4Growth, works proactively with gender equality by inspiring women and strengthening them in their professional activity. One of the first participants in the project, Mercury Kivuva from Kenya, is responsible for ten Java House cafés in Nairobi.

    Investing in gender equality in Kenya
  • Partnerships for formal banking services

    The lack of infrastructure for banking services makes it difficult for people to save money and make payments securely. In 2015 therefore, Swedfund invested SEK 65 million in Apis Growth Fund I, which focuses on financial services companies in growth markets where many people do not have access to formal credit or banking services.

    Partnerships for formal banking services
  • Supporting sustainable expansion for private healthcare providers

    During the past 30 years AAR Healthcare has become one of East Africa’s largest private healthcare providers with 39 modern clinics in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

    Supporting sustainable expansion for private healthcare providers
  • Swedish IT competence strengthens local development in Vietnam

    Precio Fishbone AB has established a subsidiary in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Swedpartnership contributed to the transfer of know-how and financing for equipment.

    Swedish IT competence strengthens local development in Vietnam
  • Radisson Blu Addis Abeba

    Radisson Blu – The hotel creating jobs for many

    Radisson Blu Addis Abeba
  • Cimbenin

    Cement producer in Benin.

    Cimbenin

The new map of the world

Our ambition is to re-create the financial map of the world.
We can achieve this through a strong network in combination with sound investments in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Red needle= investments in the form of equity or debt 
Yellow needle = financial support 

Our portfolio

Our portfolio is divided between equity, loans and funds.  

Equity investments range between MUSD 3 and 10. Through loans we can finance larger companies together with other financiers. Investments in funds enable us to cost-efficiently reach more and smaller businesses in countries which would otherwise have been difficult to operate in without local presence.

The portfolio's total contracted amount at the close of 2015 was 3,46 billion SEK, divided between 63 investments in 27 countries. 

Portfolio per region 2015

Portfolio per sector 2015

Portfolio per instrument 2015

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