CAPITAL AND ADVISORY SERVICES
The Arab Investment Fund provides risk capital for projects in North Africa and the middle East. Our investments are made on a commercial basis, and we offer funding in the form of:
- Share capital
- Mezzanine finance (equity-like loans)
The Arab Investment Fund invests directly in companies in the investment country. The Fund will always be a minority investor and additional financing of projects is necessary. This may be through Danish or local investors or for example through regional development banks, etc. The funding from the Arab Investment Fund can range between DKK 15-150m in a single project.
The Arab Investment Fund provides professional advisory services all the way from the initial idea, through construction, and until the project is economically viable.
The advisory services consist e.g. of an evaluation of the business plan, financing, legal issues, negotiating with partners, access to local authorities and localization, etc. The fund is involved in a thorough dialogue with the project owners and the involved Danish partners, where all relevant business issues are discussed and handled.
The Arab Investment Fund also contributes with knowledge and advice sustainability issues and answers the questions that companies and investors are confronted with in relation to this topic. This applies for example for questions regarding the environment, employee relations, corruption and supply chains.
Experience advisers in Denmark and abroad
Advisory services are provided by IFU’s investment advisers in Copenhagen and via our regional offices in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Our Danish and local employees have extensive knowledge of such aspects as business environment, culture and language in their specific region.
Additionally, the Arab Investment Fund can also draw upon IFU’s large network of external advisers.
Handbooks that can guide your work
IFU, the fund manager of the Arab Investment Fund, has prepared a series of handbooks on business plans, board work, sustainability and financial reporting. These are made available to interested companies and can be downloaded here.