• SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

    Case Study about a pharmaceutical company in Uganda

Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small, medium and fast-growing enterprises (SMEs) which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of 417 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) spread across 71 countries

Promotion and creation of around 48,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (2014)

A total of approx. 645 million Swiss francs invested over 10 years

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New loan to ACLEDA Bank

SIFEM extended a USD10 million subordinated loan to ACLEDA Bank Plc. in Cambodia. ACLEDA currently is the largest financial institution in Cambodia....


New investment in Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar Development Fund II

CLMDF II, a regional private equity fund focused on investing in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) located in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. CLMDF II...


New investment in Ashmore Andean Fund II

Ashmore Andean Fund II is a USD 300m private equity fund focusing on infrastructure-related assets in Colombia, Peru and selectively Central America....


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