SDF Provides funding towards UAE based SMEs within strategic sectors for the expansion of operations, development of capabilities and innovation of products and solutions.

SDF has launched the Venture Debt Program in Nov 2019, with an allocated fund of AED 700 million.

OVERVIEW

The Venture Debt Program was launched by The Strategic Development Fund with the aim to provide loans to local private SMEs at favorable terms

Flexible collateral requirement

Competitive interest rates

Low borrower contribution

CRITERIA

1

SECTOR

  • Defense & Security
  • Aviation Sector
2

OWNERSHIP

  • The shareholding of the company must be 51% Emirati owned and managed.
  • Free zone companies serving UAE Government contracts
3

LOCATION

The Company should be based in the UAE
4

FUNDING

  • Capex and supply chain financing: AED 10M -60M
  • Innovation financing AED 5M – 20M
5

VALUE ADD IN THE UAE

The company business should add value in the UAE through:

  • Emiratization
  • Local integration, assembly, production or design and development
  • Localization of the supply chain
6

BORROWER CONTRIBUTION

A certain % of shareholder in business is required and this varies on a case by case bases.

Need to apply for funding?

THE APPLICATION IS RESTRICTED FOR UAE NATIONAL SMEs

APPLY FOR FUNDING

Apply through our website.

ASSESSMENT LEVEL 1

Initial assessment conducted.

ASSESSMENT LEVEL 2

Detailed assessment conducted with partner bank.

FINAL APPROVAL

Approval is obtained and agreement is signed between SME and partner bank.

CONTACT US

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Strategic Development Fund

11th Floor, PO Box 908. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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