Who we are
FACM is a development-oriented investment and management company offering Supply-Chain Finance and Solutions to unlock the potential of SMEs in Africa. Growth of African SMEs is badly constrained by working capital needs. Small producers and suppliers wait long periods to receive payment for delivered products in domestic as well as international supply chains.
FACM has a clear vision and mission. We want to break open a market for SCF that has so far proven to be non-functional or even non-existent. We are active in developing the markets and we advise our clients in a fair and informed manner, and therefore only offer solutions which are truly useful to them. We promote financial literacy and ensure that our clients completely understand the services that are offered to them.
Our shareholders expect a sustainable return on investment over the long term, rather than being focused on short-term profit maximization. We invest extensively in the training and development of our staff to create an open and efficient working atmosphere and to provide friendly and competent (customer) service for our clients.
Today our focus is on East Africa. where we have been active for many years active as management consultants. We set up local offices in Nairobi (2013) and Kampala (2015) to manage the Dutch government sponsored Finance4 Agriculture programmes which assisted commercial banks and MFIs in building Agri-Finance expertise, products, risk tools and business lines. These programmes have come to their conclusion – but our interest in Supply Chain Finance, and the setting up of the FACTS finance entities, are a direct result of our earlier involvement in F4A.