DEG is one of the largest European development finance institutions. For 50 years, it has been financing and structuring investments of private companies in developing and emerging countries. DEG promotes entrepreneurial initiative in these countries by providing investment capital and advice.
DEG, a subsidiary of German KfW, aims to establish private sector structures in developing countries, and thus create the basis for sustainable growth and a lasting improvement in the living conditions of the local people. Therefore, DEG invests in profitable projects that contribute to sustainable development, in all sectors of the economy, from agribusiness to infrastructure, manufacturing industries and services up to the financial sector.
DEG provides investment capital and also contributes its experience. In addition to risk capital such as equity and mezzanine finance, it offers loans and guarantees at market-oriented terms. DEG’s long-term commitments are risk-adjusted and reliable, based on 50 years of know-how and dedicated, highly skilled employees.
DEG’s current portfolio is at 5.6 billion euros. With this investment capital, around 580 entrepreneurial investments with a total volume of around 39 billion euros are financed.
Since its foundation in 1962, DEG’s head office is located in Cologne, Germany. It operates on the ground in several focus regions, with representative offices in 13 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
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