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Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

ADB focuses on projects that help promote private investments in the region that will have significant development impact and will lead to accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

ADB's Work in the Private Sector

ADB's Work in the Private Sector

ADB's Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) supports privately held and state-sponsored companies in Asia and the Pacific.

The PSOD catalyzes, structures, and provides financing to privately held and state-sponsored companies across a wide range of industry sectors throughout developing Asia. The emphasis is on commercially viable transactions that generate attractive financial returns while also delivering on ADB's organization-wide mission to promote environmentally sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

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What We Do

Finance private sector companies, banks, and projects in infrastructure, financial services, clean energy, agribusiness, and other core sectors via debt and equity investments

Mobilize third-party capital via credit enhancement products, risk transfer agreements, and mobilization of donor funds

Invest in private equity and other structured funds and manage institutional capital in such funds on behalf of clients

Actively manage our portfolio to ensure strong financial performance, high development impact, and strong compliance with environmental, social, and governance safeguards

The PSOD Advantage: Our Value Addition

  • Wide network of strategic partnerships with leading market players, financial and research institutions, and civil society, formed over ADB’s 50 years of successful development assistance in diverse operating contexts
  • Credibility with host governments, private investors, and project developers, based on ADB’s AAA rating, reputation for prudent underwriting, and proven safeguard policies
  • Mitigated-risk financing through rigorous credit analysis and targeted risk reduction and management, offering attractive risk-adjusted returns
  • Multifaceted approach to service delivery, encompassing not only finance but also intellectual capital and other proprietary resources
  • Highly qualified team of banking and industry specialists drawn from the private sector
  • Organizational and staff presence in 31 regional, subregional, and country offices worldwide, allowing closer and sustained engagement with clients and direct involvement in country strategy planning, project administration, and risk management