IFC offers a full range of quasi-equity products with both debt and
equity characteristics to private sector projects in developing
countries. These products are called C-loans.
Among other instruments, the Corporation provides convertible debt and
subordinated loan investments, which impose a fixed repayment schedule.
It also offers preferred stock and income note investments, which
require a less rigid repayment schedules. Quasi-equity investments are
made available whenever necessary, to ensure that a project is soundly
IFC operates on a commercial basis. It invests exclusively in for-profit
projects and charges market rates for its products and services.