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Quasi Equity Finance


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 funded.


IFC operates on a commercial basis. It invests exclusively in for-profit projects and charges market rates for its products and services.

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