Equity investments

Oikocredit has a diverse and growing portfolio of equity investments. Oikocredit equity investments seek to collaborate with companies that are aligned with our mission and values. We invest in equities for dual returns: development impact (social performance) and capital gains to cover operating costs, currency risk, write-offs, dividends to our investors and to re-invest in portfolio growth.

Oikocredit is a solid and experienced partner, with more than 35 years financing businesses in developing countries; financially strong and profitable.

We have a solid balance sheet and continued growth in investments, with an outstanding capital of over € 530 million, more than 48,000 investors and over 850 partners in 70 countries.

We are active in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, operating locally from 35 regional and country offices.

When we invest in a company, we aim to assist that company in becoming stronger and more effective in reaching its financial and social goals. This is ensured by providing advice and contacts, offering technical assistance where appropriate and making sure that the company complies with environmental, social and governance requirements.

If there is a sound balance between the company’s social, financial and environmental objectives, this usually adds to the value of the company. 

Long-term investment horizon

Our equity investments have a long-term investment horizon, are demand-driven and flexible, and can range from € 50,000 to € 5 million. We can provide equity or quasi-equity (including convertible debt) tailored to meet the needs of potential investee institutions.

Our equity partners are often looking for strong institutional shareholders which:

  • share their mission and values
  • bring expertise and insight to the organization
  • focus on social as well as financial returns

Get in touch

Oikocredit South America, Northern Region
Edificio Centro Empresarial Peruano-Suizo
Av. Aramburu N° 166 Of. 5 “A” Miraflores
Lima 18 - Perú