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

Our portfolio

We always aim to establish a good balance between risktaking, geographical spread and variation in investment instruments, such as equity, funds and loans.

We invest directly in companies and indirect through financial institutions and funds, to increase the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises and to promote entrepreneurship.

The portfolio's total contracted amount at the close of 2021 was 5.864 billion SEK, divided between 61 investments. 

Portfolio per region 2021
Africa 50,4%
Asia 25,0%
Eastern Europe 3,6%
Latin America 0%
Other 21%

Portfolio per sector 2021
Financial inclusion
Energy & Climate 37,6%
Health 8,2%
Other 0,4%

Portfolio per instrument 2021
Funds 47,5%
Loans 40,5%
Equity 12,0%

Our portfolio companies

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. 

Our Arena

Swedfund's investments have a wide geographical spread. Our focus in on the world's least developed countries, which primarily means sub-Saharan Africa. We also invest in low- and middle-income countries and post-conflict countries - and in exceptional cases in upper-middle-income countries.

This map shows Swedfund's investments at the end of 2021.

Swedfund's investments on a map 2021

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