Finance in Motion

In March 2010 the Apax Foundation made its first social investment, through the purchase of a 20% stake in Finance in Motion.

Finance in Motion is an impact investing adviser exclusively focused on development finance. It is one of the world's leading asset managers in this field, advising funds with an aggregate committed capital of more than EUR 1.6 billion (as at 30 June 2016).

On behalf of public and private investors as well as international financial institutions, it focuses on developing and advising scalable and commercially sustainable investment funds with the primary goal of achieving significant economic, social and environmental impact in emerging markets and developing countries. Its expertise includes micro, small and medium enterprise finance, housing finance as well as energy efficiency and renewable energy finance. Finance in Motion focuses on identifying, analyzing, and monitoring partner institutions or projects through its advised funds. In addition, it provides partner institutions with high-impact and tailored technical assistance to maximise outreach efforts, coordinate and implement projects, manage risk, and promote the principles of Responsible Finance.

With more than 160 staff from more than 40 countries, Finance in Motion has a strong market presence in the regions of Southeast Europe, South Caucasus, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. Its 14 regional offices are staffed with over 40 local professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the respective markets.

Finance in Motion is a licensed Asset Manager according to German banking law (Kreditwesengesetz) and is supervised by the German federal financial supervisory agency (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin).