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Berenschot now partners with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank

We are pleased to announce that Berenschot collaborates with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to increase the amount of Dutch investments in emerging markets co-funded by IFC.

IFC, member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution. The corporation was established in 1956 with the aim to advance economic development through investments in profitable and commercial projects in low and middle income countries. Last year, IFC committed more than $ 2 billion to projects with Western European companies and banks in developing and emerging countries. Investments covered 49 projects in 25 countries, including five regional and five global projects.

Berenschot in emerging countries
In the past decades Berenschot has assisted a large number of Western European companies in developing a growth strategy tailored to the specific characteristics of emerging economies in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. In addition, Berenschot has published studies on strategic decision-making in relation to this topic, such as Doing Business in Africa published in collaboration with the Rotterdam School of Management and NABC. Last year, Berenschot has opened offices in South Africa and Ghana to further develop its advisory services worldwide.

Cases
Recently IFC engaged with Dutch blue chip companies such as Heineken and DSM in financing expansion projects of daughter companies in Africa. In the coming months the Paris Office of IFC’s Western Europe Department (CWE) and Berenschot will be in contact with top executives of Dutch corporations having expansion plans in emerging markets.

For more information about the cases and how IFC can help financing your activities in emerging markets, please visit www.berenschot.com/ifc.