DEG IMPACT – ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED INVESTMENT ADVISORS FOR EMERGING MARKETS
DEG Impact provides advice to professional clients on investments in Developing and Emerging Markets.
With the help of DEG’s global presence and our in-depth knowledge of local markets, we source, execute and advise on managing customized and profitable investment portfolios for our clients.
We implement international best-practice environmental, social and corporate governance standards based on established KfW Group and DEG’s established guidlines.
We offer our clients attractive investment opportunities, portfolio mangement services and quantitative development impact measurement (DERa®).
Our aim is to combine attractive returns with ESG best practices and developmental impact.
* DEG Impact is a 100% subsidiary of DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, which has been active in emerging markets since 1962 and currently advises and finances more than 700 investments totalling approximately EUR 9 billion
Global presence and long experience
As a subsidiary of DEG, we have almost 60 years of experience and 20 international locations in developing emerging countries at our disposal.
We use our own and KfW Group’s extensive network in the fast-growing markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe to identify attractive investments for our clients and at the same time establish international environmental, social and corporate governance standards.
Environmental and social guidelines
Environmental protection, the sustainable use of natural resources and compliance with internationally recognized social standards are the basis for economic and social development.
We consider it our social responsibility to support sustainable development.
We take responsibility
A significant element of our activities is to improve quality of life for future generations and to build up self-sustaining economic structures. We ensure that each investment abides by the environmental and social principles of the KfW Group “Responsibility in Society”.
Compliance with international standards
In accordance with the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Standards and the IFC Performance Standards for Private Sector Cooperation, we ensure that national and international environmental and social standards are enforced. In addition, the DEG exclusion list applies to all new investments.
We contribute to raising environmental and social awareness by making our expertise available in our partner countries.
Please find further information on DEG’s environmental and social guidelines on its webpage.
Many years of experience in alternative investment and emerging markets
DERa® – Measuring effectiveness
We use DEG’s impact management tool Development Effectiveness Rating (DERa®), to measure the developmental impact of each investment and aggregated portfolios.
The rating relies on international best-practice approaches by using mainly quantitative, but also soft indicators. Aligned to the SDGs, DERa evaluates the developmental contributions of each investment and the overall portfolio.
Our main consulting services
– Market analysis and screening of fund markets, origination and execution of fund or direct invesmtents
– Financial, commercial and E&S due diligence
– Support in contract negotiations and drafting
– Portfolio oversight and the exercising of advisory board seats
– Main contact person for target funds
– Evaluation of the ecological and social impact/DERa®
DEG Impact is the exclusive advisor of the AfricaGrow fund and manages the TA-Facility on behalf of Allianz Global Investors and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The Fund of Fund will provide EUR 200 million of funding to African SME growth and venture capital funds and additional EUR 15 million in Technical Assistance (“TA”). The regional focus is on partner countries of the Compact with Africa (“CwA”). AfricaGrow aims to invest in 14 to 18 funds and to allocate up to 10% of its capital to direct investments. The fund is managed by Allianz Global Investors GmbH.
Further information on the AfricaGrow Fund.