Together we promote growth in Groningen
The province of Groningen is dynamic, innovative and enterprising – three properties to be proud of! Many companies in Groningen – be they young or a little more mature, new, innovative or rapidly growing – need venture capital, financing or cooperation. The province of Groningen seeks to make a key contribution to this by actively engaging the market know-how and experience of professionals in setting up investment funds. The goal is not just to provide capital by means of target funds, but also to create a positive impact on the surrounding area and the economic climate in the region by doing so.
IFG aims at financial and social return
The objective of Investeringsfonds Groningen (IFG) is to invest in investment funds that invest all or part of their capital in SME companies in the province of Groningen. Based on this Fund-in-Fund principle, two types of return are sought: financial return and social return.
Province of Groningen and NOM
The province of Groningen is 100% shareholder in IFG and has outsourced fund management to the Investment and Development Company for the Northern Netherlands (NOM). With over 40 years of experience in providing venture capital and managing investment funds, the NOM has a clear objective as professional fund manager: investing in the region and realising continuity based on financial return.
IFG is looking for partners
Investeringsfonds Groningen is looking for partners. These may be partners in Venture Capital (management), Private Equity, Family Offices or jointly working Informal Investors. The funds to be set up must be implemented by a professional party. Relevant experience has priority for IFG. The funds are set up in a professional manner, with the governance structure and an effective AO/IC organisation being key.