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Incofin towards a promising future: an interview with the two co-CEOs

After more than 20 years, Loïc De Cannière passes the torch as CEO and acts now as the Chair of Incofin’s Supervisory Board. Paul Buysens and Geert Peetermans step up as co-CEOs. Geert, who has co-founded Incofin in 2001 with Loïc De Cannière, has been involved in all phases of the development of Incofin’s platform […]

World Water Day – Incofin’s W2AF is ready to start to move things

Today is World Water Day. A good opportunity to stand still at the fact that 1 out of 3 people in the world have no access to safe drinking water. This is where Incofin’s initiative, W2AF (Water Access Acceleration Fund), comes in: a blended finance equity fund aiming to accelerate access to safe drinking water […]

Impact investors ask EU to modify the AIFMD II Proposal

Incofin and other leading European impact investing firms launch a joint call for action to modify the AIFMD II Proposal. We welcome the proposed amendments that aim to further integrate the EU market for AIFs and harmonise rules. However, we are very alarmed that this legislative proposal will have a destructive effect on the valuable […]

Investment by Incofin cvso lets Kyrgyz entrepreneurs grow

Incofin cvso recently extended a loan to Kyrgyz Bailyk Finance – with over 45,000 customers and 43 offices, one of the largest microfinance institutions in the country. Bailyk Finance was founded in 2011 with the mission to create affordable financial solutions for rural and small cities’ residents to improve their quality of life. Reaching small […]

Incofin appoints future-proof governing bodies

To be ready for the future Incofin Investment Management has further strengthened its governing bodies. With effect from today, the company will be led by Co-CEOs Geert Peetermans and Paul Buysens. With Dina Pons joining the Management Board, Incofin also welcomes a new Managing Partner. Former CEO, Loïc De Cannière, has been appointed Chair of […]

Funding to let vanilla farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor as much as consumers do

Vanilla is one of the most popular spices in the world, but vanilla farmers usually don’t benefit much from the high prices end customers are willing to pay. This concern led Incofin investing in vanilla via the Fairtrade Access Fund. Chances are high that the vanilla flavor of your ice cream comes from the Sava […]

Impact grows corn … and hope

This is the story of Ana Mamani Quispe, the story of one woman who inspired a whole community to rally around to overcome the sudden challenges. The story of many families who managed with the support of microfinance institution, to maintain their income in difficult circumstances. Ana Mamani Quispe, 38 years old, is a client […]

Technology to make water flow into the most remote areas

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. This caused massive ramifications for certain sectors. Meanwhile, some sectors are growing even faster than expected. This is the case for water businesses which increase […]

Incofin invests in tabasco: hot peppers strengthen your food and the Peruvian farmer

More and more people are using hot peppers. Thanks to a quick turnaround of Incofin’s agri-finance liquidity fund, the Peruvian hot peppers trader Exportables, was able to offset rising operating costs and to meet an increasing demand. Rising popularity for hot peppers despite, or even thanks to Covid-19 Covid-19 disrupted global food systems and some […]

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Incofin towards a promising future: an interview with the two co-CEOs

After more than 20 years, Loïc De Cannière passes the torch as CEO and acts now as the Chair of Incofin’s Supervisory Board. Paul Buysens and Geert Peetermans step up as co-CEOs. Geert, who has co-founded Incofin in 2001 with Loïc De Cannière, has been involved in all phases of the development of Incofin’s platform […]

World Water Day – Incofin’s W2AF is ready to start to move things

Today is World Water Day. A good opportunity to stand still at the fact that 1 out of 3 people in the world have no access to safe drinking water. This is where Incofin’s initiative, W2AF (Water Access Acceleration Fund), comes in: a blended finance equity fund aiming to accelerate access to safe drinking water […]

Impact investors ask EU to modify the AIFMD II Proposal

Incofin and other leading European impact investing firms launch a joint call for action to modify the AIFMD II Proposal. We welcome the proposed amendments that aim to further integrate the EU market for AIFs and harmonise rules. However, we are very alarmed that this legislative proposal will have a destructive effect on the valuable […]

Investment by Incofin cvso lets Kyrgyz entrepreneurs grow

Incofin cvso recently extended a loan to Kyrgyz Bailyk Finance – with over 45,000 customers and 43 offices, one of the largest microfinance institutions in the country. Bailyk Finance was founded in 2011 with the mission to create affordable financial solutions for rural and small cities’ residents to improve their quality of life. Reaching small […]

Incofin appoints future-proof governing bodies

To be ready for the future Incofin Investment Management has further strengthened its governing bodies. With effect from today, the company will be led by Co-CEOs Geert Peetermans and Paul Buysens. With Dina Pons joining the Management Board, Incofin also welcomes a new Managing Partner. Former CEO, Loïc De Cannière, has been appointed Chair of […]

Funding to let vanilla farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor as much as consumers do

Vanilla is one of the most popular spices in the world, but vanilla farmers usually don’t benefit much from the high prices end customers are willing to pay. This concern led Incofin investing in vanilla via the Fairtrade Access Fund. Chances are high that the vanilla flavor of your ice cream comes from the Sava […]

Impact grows corn … and hope

This is the story of Ana Mamani Quispe, the story of one woman who inspired a whole community to rally around to overcome the sudden challenges. The story of many families who managed with the support of microfinance institution, to maintain their income in difficult circumstances. Ana Mamani Quispe, 38 years old, is a client […]

Technology to make water flow into the most remote areas

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. This caused massive ramifications for certain sectors. Meanwhile, some sectors are growing even faster than expected. This is the case for water businesses which increase […]

Incofin invests in tabasco: hot peppers strengthen your food and the Peruvian farmer

More and more people are using hot peppers. Thanks to a quick turnaround of Incofin’s agri-finance liquidity fund, the Peruvian hot peppers trader Exportables, was able to offset rising operating costs and to meet an increasing demand. Rising popularity for hot peppers despite, or even thanks to Covid-19 Covid-19 disrupted global food systems and some […]

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Committed beyond investment

 

Impact Report 2021

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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.

 

Map with countries where Incofin is active

We invest in
developing countries

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

USD 1.2Bn
350+
65
1,490
USD 2,7Bn
Incofin IM team

A driven
& international team

Incofin’s biggest asset is our international team. We have a team of more than 70 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 300 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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