"WE EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD"
FMO is the Dutch development bank. We believe that entrepreneurship is key in creating sustainable economic growth and improving people’s quality of life. We therefore finance businesses, projects and financial institutions in developing and emerging markets, with the aim of supporting sustainable private sector development. Our investments are focused in the sectors where our contribution can have the largest long-term impact: financial institutions; energy; and agribusiness, food & water.
Developing countries are often considered risky from an investment perspective. As a result, even the most innovative and promising businesses often do not have access to the financing needed to reach their potential.
FMO meets this need with a range of services and products that include:
- Equity, loans and guarantees
- Capital market transactions
- Mezzanine and other tailor-made solutions
- Long-term and short-term project financing
- Access to our expertise, vast network and partnerships
We also offer support for capacity development, such as financial administration and planning skills and training in sustainable business practices.
FMO’s strong profile allows us to invest in higher risk markets, either with our own capital or on behalf of the Dutch Government.
FMO was founded in 1970 and is a public-private partnership, with 51% of our shares held by the Dutch State and 49% held by commercial banks, trade unions and other members of the private sector. FMO has a AAA rating from Fitch Ratings and a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s.