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Fund Emerging Markets for Dutch enterprises

With the Fund Emerging Markets (FOM - 'Fonds Opkomende Markten'), FMO stimulates Dutch enterprises to invest in emerging markets. FOM is a joint initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Corporation and FMO.

Supporting Dutch companies

FOM provides medium- and long-term loans to companies or joint ventures in emerging markets that are majority owned or controlled by Dutch enterprises.

In many cases, no appropriate commercial financing is available to these joint ventures and subsidiaries for the construction or expansion of a production plant or to buy new equipment. Also, tenors are often too short or require excessive security.

We offer these joint ventures and subsidiaries the opportunity to strengthen their financial structure, by providing often unsecured or subordinated loans. As a result companies are placed in a better position to attract working capital from local banks.

Important characteristics:

  • FOM financing is available for investing in the following countries:
    • Europe: Serbia, Turkey
    • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Panama
    • Asia: China/Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea
    • Middle East: Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan
  • FOM financing is available to companies with a Dutch interest of at least 51% and a consolidated group turnover starting at approximately €15 million.
  • FOM finances at a minimum of €500,000 and a maximum of €10 million. The maturity of FOM funding runs from 3 years up to 12 years.
  • Sectors of investment are primarily agriculture and horticulture, transport, logistics, agro-processing and manufacturing. Real estate and financial sector are excluded. 
  • All companies applying for FOM finance must comply with the OECD guidelines for responsible business practice and sustainable development criteria.