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Our Shareholders

Our business is built on partnerships. At its very foundation, Arise is supported by three cornerstone investors, namely Norfund, FMO and Rabobank. Together, we are building a stronger African economy. One that provides long-term returns and makes a lasting, positive impact across the continent.

About Norfund

Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 1997. Norfund’s objective is to contribute to reducing global poverty through contributing to the growth of sustainable commercial enterprises in developing countries. It offers equity, venture capital and other loans to companies in selected countries and business areas where the private sector lacks sufficient capital to grow and develop viable businesses.

Norfund in conjunction with NorFinance (a joint venture investment company between Norfund and Norwegian private investors) is the majority shareholder of Arise. NorFinance is an initiative by Norfund to mobilise private norwegian capital for financial service providers in Sub Saharan Africa.

About FMO

FMO is a Dutch development bank. As a leading impact investor, FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing countries and emerging markets by investing in ambitious projects and entrepreneurs. FMO believes that a strong private sector leads to economic and social development and has a 45-year proven track-record of empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life.

About Rabobank

Rabobank is a Dutch cooperative bank that was founded by farmers in the late 19th century. In the Netherlands, Rabobank is an all-finance bank with a strong local presence, providing a variety of products and services to individuals and companies. Rabobank serves in excess of  7.4 million clients in the Netherlands. Internationally, Rabobank has the ambition to be the leading global F&A bank with a presence in over 40 countries serving over 8.6 million clients.

Shareholder Structure