• Agruni, a waste collection company in Kigali, Rwanda

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 and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of 473 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of around 650,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)

A total of approx. USD 899.2m has been invested in 124 investments to date.

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Providing growth capital to SMEs in anglophone West Africa

SIFEM invested USD 10 million in Synergy Private Equity Fund II which will help the Fund to provide much-needed access to capital to SMEs, assisting...

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SIFEM is sponsoring International Conference on Blended Finance in Geneva

SIFEM is a sponsor of the International Conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy, which is jointly organised by the...

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Providing growth capital to SMEs in Africa

SIFEM’s investment of USD 10m will help enable Ethos Mezzanine Partners III to develop successful, sustainable companies and drive local employment in...

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