Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda, in partnership with the European Union (EU) and Capital Markets Authority(CMA), have launched a Deal Flow Facility (DFF) to increase investment in medium to large companies in Uganda. Through the DFF, 220 selected companies will have the opportunity to build their skills in order to attract long-term investment capital to enable business growth.

The facility is targeting mature companies seeking investments of not less than UGX 1.83 billion. Multiple cohorts will run each year over a period of five years beginning September 2021. Companies will receive targeted support on investment readiness as well as have access to advisory services on tax, legal issues, finance and banking, and more to increase competitiveness and accelerate growth.

Apart from increasing capital inflows, accelerated growth of medium to large companies, the DFF will result in direct and indirect job creation. It will also strengthen the fragmented ecosystem by forming alliances with organizations and networks to contribute to the growth of capital markets.  Learnings from the DFF will provide the regulator and policymakers with objective, evidence-based perspectives to shape the current and future investment climate.

 

For more information contact;

Diana Ngaira

FSD Uganda – Communication Specialist

dngaira@fsduganda.or.ug

+256 773 248310

Samuel Sanya

CMA Uganda – Communications and Public Education Officer

ssanya@cmauganda.co.ug

+256779546213

 

About FSD Uganda

Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda is a company limited by guarantee promoting greater access to financial services in Uganda. FSD Uganda seeks to develop a more inclusive financial sector with a focus on low-income individuals (particularly small holder farmers, women, youth, and forcibly displaced people) and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). 

About CMA

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is an autonomous body that was established in 1996, by the CMA Act, Cap 84. CMA is responsible for promoting, developing, and regulating the capital markets industry in Uganda, with the overall objectives of investor protection and market efficiency. CMA plays a significant role in regional and international cooperation and is a member of the East African Securities Regulatory Authorities (EASRA).

About EU

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 Member States. Together, the European Union and its Member States are Uganda’s biggest development partner. The European Union supports good governance, rule of law, democracy, and human rights in Uganda. The European Union is a key multilateral, development, and trade partner of Uganda, working to improve green growth and the investment climate in Uganda to create decent jobs.