INVEST WITH IFU

    WITH WHOM CAN IFU INVEST?

    IFU can invest with all Danish companies that meet our four basic conditions

    All Danish companies can benefit from IFU’s services. However, at least four conditions must be met:

    • A Danish investor or Danish interest* is needed in the project in the host country;
    • The business operation must be deemed to be commercially viable;
    • Projects must have a positive development impact in the host country;
    • The host country must be on the list of developing countries eligible for IFU investments.

    Furthermore, IFU does not finance projects within certain product areas. See the list here.

    *A Danish interest is defined as:

    • A Danish investor
    • A Danish company supplying goods, technology, know-how, management or services
    • Indirect financial participation in the project company
    • A Danish company sourcing products from the project company
    • A Danish participation on the board or in the management team of the project company
    • Use of state-of-the-art Danish technology in the project
    • Direct or indirect job creation in Denmark

    COUNTRIES WHERE IFU AND IFU MANAGED FUNDS CAN INVEST

    IFU and IFU managed funds can invest in 146 countries in Asiea, Africa, Latin America and parts of Europa.

    IFU

    IFU can invest in all countries on the OECD’s DAC list of development aid recipients.

    At least 50 per cent of IFU’s investments, measured over a rolling three year period, must be made in host countries with a GNI per capita income below 80% of the upper limit for LMIC (Lower Middle Income Countries), according to the World Bank’s classification. In 2017 this limit is USD 3,228 (2015 level).

    In 2016, 55 per cent of the investments were below the limit and over a rolling three year period the figure is 66 per cent. Investments with a regional focus, and where the region includes countries both below and above the limit, are included in the specified percentages.

    Latest GNI per capita figures can found here (Atlas method),

    (Last edited 25 January 2017)

    DCIF and DAF

    Like IFU, DCIF (the Danish Climate Investment Fund) and DAF (the Danish Agribusiness Fund) can invest in all countries on OECD’s DAC list.

    AIF

    AIF (the Arab Investment Fund) can invest in seven selected countries in North Africa and the Middle East. These are: Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan and Iraq.

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