FinDev Canada Financing and Investment


FinDev Canada offers financing and equity investments to Canadian companies operating in developing countries that demonstrate sustainable social and economic benefits for local communities, with a focus on job creation, women’s economic empowerment and climate change mitigation.

Comments on Funding:

FinDev Canada offers financial solutions such as debt (loans), equity and guarantees

Loans: Direct medium and long-term, at both fixed and variable interest rates, with a repayment grace period where needed.

Investments: Direct, indirect (funds) or with partners. As an investment partner, we provide stable, long-term capital. We work with companies and fund managers to integrate sustainability in their core operations – building success for the long term.

Guarantees: To ensure access to international markets, we structure our guarantees to meet the specific needs of the borrower, the market and the targeted creditors. 


The applicant must:

  • be a private sector entity (i.e. not a government entity),
  • Have operations in Latin America, The Caribbean or Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Generates or be projected to generate cash flow that is sufficient in order to be able to repay debt or provide an adequate return on equity
  • Have operations in a FinDev Canada priority sector, i.e. green growth, agribusiness value chain, or financial service
  • Have an impact on economic and social development in the host country through job creation, a contribution to women’s economic empowerment, climate change mitigation or adaptation.

Other Things to Note:

FinDev Canada usually provides funding to private-sector entities in Latin America, The Caribbean or Sub-Saharan Africa, but it also considers investments in Canadian businesses working in FinDev Canada’s target regions and sectors.

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