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How DEG Finances its Projects

Are you investing in new markets and looking for a financing option? Then DEG, one of Europe's largest private sector development financiers, is an important partner. We will be happy to advise you on financing options for companies and projects.

Many years of expertise in successful foreign investments: DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH has been a reliable partner for projects in developing and emerging countries since 1962. It offers companies, especially SMEs, fair conditions through customised solutions. After all, the financing must fit your business model and financing strategy and take into account your risk-reward profile as well as the legal and political environment. DEG currently finances close to 700 investments in 82 countries. In 2018 alone, it provided 1.9 billion euros for this purpose. In addition, DEG also offers numerous promotional programmes to support your project abroad.

DEG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KfW Bankengruppe. It offers financing opportunities for companies and for projects in emerging and developing countries.

Financing for Business

Long-term loans, direct participation or mezzanine finance: this is how DEG supports foreign investments of German companies.

Accompanying Your Investments: BSS Programmes

Do you want to improve the sustainability of your company, expand your environmental and social commitment or engage in good business practices? Then DEG's Business Support Services (BSS) are one way to finance this project. With the BSS programmes, DEG supports its clients, for example, in the areas of corporate governance, risk management, environmental and social management, resource and energy efficiency, as well as in the further training of employees and suppliers.

    • Networking with external experts for needs-based advisory solutions
    • Support in the planning and implementation of projects with developmental impact
    • Proportionate assumption of costs (up to 50 percent of total costs)

Financing Solutions for SMEs: German Desks - Financial Support and Solutions

Together with selected partner banks and chambers of commerce abroad, DEG has set up German Desks in Accra/Ghana, Lagos/Nigeria and Nairobi/Kenia. Employees who are familiar with both cultures and languages look after the needs of German SMEs and their local partners.

    • Bridging cultural and language barriers
    • Network with close ties: between the local bank, the local business community, the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad and DEG's local presence 
    • A bridge for additional financing solutions

Learn more about the locations, the added value of the offer and the range of services:

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Hans Joachim Hebgen

Agency for Business and Economic Development

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