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The case of decentralised piping water companies: resilience of safe drinking water models during COVID-19 times

At the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 put a break on a vast majority of businesses around the world. Logistical chains were broken, borders were closed, planes could not fly, people could hardly move. This created massive disruptions in many sectors, including hospiratlity, tourism and any other industry reliant on imports or exports. Slowly, in […]

External auditor confirms Incofin’s alignment to international high standard for impact management

One year after Incofin signed  the global standard that IFC set for impact management, Ernst & Young confirms in their report Incofin’s alignment to the nine principles. Incofin committed in May 2020 as signatory to the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Operating Principles for Impact Management. The nine principles aim to set a global standard for […]

What will 2021 bring on the impact front?

Co-Regional Director Asia and Impact Manager Dina Pons discusses with us what 2021 has in store for impact investors and more specifically for Incofin.   How do you look back on the past year? Dina Pons: “2020 was probably one of the most challenging, and disturbing years that our sector has ever experienced. Even when compared […]

Incofin’s agRIF fund invests in Kenyan SUMAC

Started in 2002 by a group of 14 investors, SUMAC grew into one of the best and fastest growing SME lenders in Kenya. They focus on entrepreneurs who have viable business ideas but find it hard to get loans from commercial banks due to the stringent loan requirements. They are clearly meeting a need. Despite […]

Incofin commits more than EUR 125,000 technical assistance to improve financial inclusion in rural China

Incofin will provide through the Technical Assistance Facility of the agRIF fund (agTAF) and the Smallholder Safety Net Upscaling Programme (SSNUP),  technical assistance (TA) to support Huimin in reinforcing its internal capabilities and strengthening its strategic and financial performance, thus contributing to the increase in financial inclusion among female smallholder farmers in rural China. In […]

Incofin continues to invest in a sustainable avocado industry

Via the Fairtrade Access Fund (FAF), Incofin provided a working capital loan to the Peruvian avocado producer and exporter Phoenix Foods. The investees of FAF are companies that have demonstrated socially and environmentally friendly agricultural practices, innovative strategies, and business models that radically improve small farmers’ living conditions. This is the case of Phoenix Foods, […]

Incofin IM becomes a shareholder of Huimin

Incofin Investment Management invests USD 2.1 million in the Ningxia Dongfang Huimin Microfinance Corp. Ltd (Huimin) equity through its agriculture-focused fund agRIF. As a shareholder, Incofin wants to support Huimin scale their financial services outreach to female smallholder farmers in Ningxia, one of the poorest provinces of China. Additionally, the Danish development financial institution IFU […]

USD 5 million to foster the Armenian SME sector

AraratBank has raised USD 5 million from Incofin IM-advised Microfinance Enhancement Facility (MEF) to foster the SME-sector in Armenia through its ongoing effective cooperation with reputable international financial institutions. “I am confident that this agreement will give rise to a constructive collaboration between AraratBank and MEF, and I am glad that we have the opportunity […]

Impact Report 2019-2020

Impact is the core of Incofin’s existence and operations: positive outcomes to make a tangible difference for entrepreneurs all around the globe in emerging and developing countries. Read about tangible impact results in our newest Impact Report. Curious about the state of affairs on the impact front? Do you want to know on which Sustainable […]

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The case of decentralised piping water companies: resilience of safe drinking water models during COVID-19 times

At the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 put a break on a vast majority of businesses around the world. Logistical chains were broken, borders were closed, planes could not fly, people could hardly move. This created massive disruptions in many sectors, including hospiratlity, tourism and any other industry reliant on imports or exports. Slowly, in […]

External auditor confirms Incofin’s alignment to international high standard for impact management

One year after Incofin signed  the global standard that IFC set for impact management, Ernst & Young confirms in their report Incofin’s alignment to the nine principles. Incofin committed in May 2020 as signatory to the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Operating Principles for Impact Management. The nine principles aim to set a global standard for […]

What will 2021 bring on the impact front?

Co-Regional Director Asia and Impact Manager Dina Pons discusses with us what 2021 has in store for impact investors and more specifically for Incofin.   How do you look back on the past year? Dina Pons: “2020 was probably one of the most challenging, and disturbing years that our sector has ever experienced. Even when compared […]

Incofin’s agRIF fund invests in Kenyan SUMAC

Started in 2002 by a group of 14 investors, SUMAC grew into one of the best and fastest growing SME lenders in Kenya. They focus on entrepreneurs who have viable business ideas but find it hard to get loans from commercial banks due to the stringent loan requirements. They are clearly meeting a need. Despite […]

Incofin commits more than EUR 125,000 technical assistance to improve financial inclusion in rural China

Incofin will provide through the Technical Assistance Facility of the agRIF fund (agTAF) and the Smallholder Safety Net Upscaling Programme (SSNUP),  technical assistance (TA) to support Huimin in reinforcing its internal capabilities and strengthening its strategic and financial performance, thus contributing to the increase in financial inclusion among female smallholder farmers in rural China. In […]

Incofin continues to invest in a sustainable avocado industry

Via the Fairtrade Access Fund (FAF), Incofin provided a working capital loan to the Peruvian avocado producer and exporter Phoenix Foods. The investees of FAF are companies that have demonstrated socially and environmentally friendly agricultural practices, innovative strategies, and business models that radically improve small farmers’ living conditions. This is the case of Phoenix Foods, […]

Incofin IM becomes a shareholder of Huimin

Incofin Investment Management invests USD 2.1 million in the Ningxia Dongfang Huimin Microfinance Corp. Ltd (Huimin) equity through its agriculture-focused fund agRIF. As a shareholder, Incofin wants to support Huimin scale their financial services outreach to female smallholder farmers in Ningxia, one of the poorest provinces of China. Additionally, the Danish development financial institution IFU […]

USD 5 million to foster the Armenian SME sector

AraratBank has raised USD 5 million from Incofin IM-advised Microfinance Enhancement Facility (MEF) to foster the SME-sector in Armenia through its ongoing effective cooperation with reputable international financial institutions. “I am confident that this agreement will give rise to a constructive collaboration between AraratBank and MEF, and I am glad that we have the opportunity […]

Impact Report 2019-2020

Impact is the core of Incofin’s existence and operations: positive outcomes to make a tangible difference for entrepreneurs all around the globe in emerging and developing countries. Read about tangible impact results in our newest Impact Report. Curious about the state of affairs on the impact front? Do you want to know on which Sustainable […]

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Value creation through inclusive progress

We are passionate about pursuing inclusive progress through our investments in emerging countries. Our aim is to create value for our investors, our partners, our portfolio companies and the lives they touch. As an AIFM licensed fund manager, we create and manage impact oriented funds, advise on fund management for third parties and facilitate capacity building via our technical assistance facilities.

 

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We invest in
developing countries

Headquartered in Belgium with a global network of 5 offices, we finance and support organisations in over 65 countries.

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Incofin IM team

A driven
& international team

Incofin’s biggest asset is our international team. We have a team of 53 experienced staff including more than 32 investment professionals with in-depth private equity, rural and agricultural finance expertise. Thanks to their expertise, commitment and strong relationships with the organisations in which we invest, Incofin succeeds in making a difference.

Our expertise

Equity

With more than 30 completed equity investments including a strong exit track record, we are proud to say that we have helped build and support solid institutions serving millions of clients globally.

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Debt-Finance

Risk capital is the core of Incofin’s investment activities. We have a strong track record in providing debt and quasi-equity financing to over 280 investees across emerging countries.

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Agri-Finance

We support sustainability focused producer cooperatives and agro SMEs across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our balanced portfolio of 50+ clients not only serves local food chain systems, but also promotes global food demands for exported products.

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Technical Assistance

We work with a well-established network of service providers to ensure our clients get the right expertise and support. We continuously monitor the development of our projects, evaluate the results and measure the impact for investees and for end customers.

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