Armed with the leveraging power of the World Bank Group’s global network and IFC’s deep investment expertise, Corporate Finance Services is exclusively positioned to provide M&A advisory solutions. CFS helps private sector companies enter new markets, attract investors, and structure complex projects in diverse markets. With staff in 98 countries, an AAA rating, and more than 60 years of experience, we have delivered nearly $250 billion in financing to businesses in emerging markets.

Our Services:

Enter New Markets – We help companies assess and select new markets for entry or expansion, shortlist and select partners and targets for acquisition, and support valuation, negotiations and transaction execution up to deal closure. 

Attract Strategic Partners – We help companies identify and engage with investors from traditional and emerging markets, facilitate due diligence, and support valuation, negotiations and transaction execution.

Structure Complex Projects – We help companies structure and raise financing for large projects, optimize capital structures to maximize shareholders' value, and act as a trusted advisor for IPOs.


Our Unique Advantages:

The Leading Expert in Emerging Markets – IFC has advised and invested in these markets since 1956, leveraging the  unparalleled World Bank Group network and longstanding relationships with local governments and other stakeholders. 

Global Presence and In-depth Regional Knowledge – We have teams in all key centers in target markets, in addition to Washington, DC and Western Europe. See  where IFC and the World Bank Group work.

Global Industry Expertise – IFC and the World Bank have dedicated global industry experts with in-depth and specialized industry knowledge in all key sectors. Our in-house experts also have profound local industry and market knowledge. The combination of global expertise and local knowledge allows us to provide tailored and specific support for our clients.

A Strategic Sounding Board and Long Term Partner – We are the only global multilateral institution providing impartial advice, as well as debt and equity financing, with a strong emphasis on sustainability.