The Deal Flow Facility (DFF) is a collaboration between Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Uganda, the European Union (EU) and Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to increase access to long term finance for large companies in Uganda. The facility will support mature enterprises that have outgrown bank finance to scale their businesses using alternative finance. The DFF is to build the capacity of companies and make them investment-ready and work with investors to help them identify investable opportunities. The facility will bridge the gap between enterprises and market intermediaries to address the ecosystem’s financial challenges over five years.


What are the expected benefits to enterprises?

The facility will offer the following benefits:


  • Provide customized investment readiness training support to 200 enterprises
  • Facilitate 40 investment deals for enterprises
  • Develop tools and templates to ease access to funds for companies
  • Provide business advisory service on finance, tax and legal to the companies
  • Give direct input to policies and regulations on capital markets
  • Support increased productivity and scaling for participating enterprises
  • Create direct and indirect jobs within the ecosystem


What enterprises is the facility targeting?

The facility is targeting enterprises that are:

  • Legally registered business with Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB)
  • Mature and medium to large enterprises with at least ten years in operation.
  • Seeking debt or equity funding of UGX 1.8 billion and above.
  • Operating in any sector and want to scale up


How to participate 

FSD Uganda will source the enterprises through:

  • A call for expression of interest using various media channels
  • Engaging entrepreneurial associations to identify enterprises seeking investment.

Eligible entrepreneurs will have to submit their applications and selections done for participating in the different cohorts. The first cohort will start in September 2021.


For more information contact:

Diana Ngaira

FSD Uganda – Communication Specialist


Tel: +256 773 248310