Financial Sector Deepening Uganda – Deal Flow Facility

Posted 6 months ago


The Deal Flow Facility (DFF) is a technical assistance and match making initiative set up to address the persistent gap in accessing growth capital for emerging businesses in Uganda. Established in 2021 in concert with the Capital Markets Authority and the European Union, the Deal Flow Facility is hosted and managed by FSD Uganda. The DFF aims to make over 220 Ugandan businesses ‘investment-ready’, with over 40 deals (debt/equity) closed in the next five years thus stimulating private sector growth and contributing to the country’s national development plan. The facility is focused on already established businesses, building their investor readiness (where required) and connecting them to capital pools beyond bank financing, resulting in accelerated growth of Ugandan businesses and greater employment opportunities. The DFF is sector agnostic and focuses on companies with financing needs of USD 500K and above.

Funding Procedure

Though DFF does not directly fund, it supports SMEs requiring funding of $500,000 with match-making

Fund Structure

Eligibility: Registered and operating in Uganda With at least two years of audited financial statements Looking to raise over USD 500,000 Have annual turnover of at least USD 250,000



How this works? Interested company submits an application to check eligibility for the DFF Qualified company completes onboarding process . DFF team reviews the application and makes recommendations on required technical assistance. . Company works with DFF intermediaries to become investor-ready. 5. Company is matched with interested investors."