FMO is a Dutch development bank which supports businesses in developing countries through loans, equity, guarantees and other investment promotion measures.

FMO wants to contribute to structural and sustainable growth in developing countries and thereby achieve a good return, in cooperation with the business community. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water.

FOM (Fonds Opkomende Markten)

With the Fund Emerging Market (FOM), FMO provides medium- and long-term loans to companies or joint ventures in emerging markets that are majority owned or controlled by Dutch enterprises that are in need of financing for the (further) development of their activities. FOM is a joint initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Corporation and FMO

Important criteria

  • Open for investments in all countries that are on the World Bank country list except to High-income countries and the EU-members, but including the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
  • Applicable for companies with a Dutch interest of at least 51% and a consolidated group turn-over as of approximately EUR 15 million.
  • FOM provide loans between a minimum of EUR 500,000 and a maximum of EUR 10 million.
  • Annually EUR 35 million is available and maturity of FOM funding runs from 3 to 12 years.
  • Sectors are primarily agriculture and horticulture, transport, logistics, agro-processing and manufacturing. Real estate and Financial sector are excluded.
  • All companies applying for FOM finance need to comply with the OECD guidelines for responsible business practice and sustainable development criteria.

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