27 years of empowering media
Experienced in the business of change
MDIF has a 27-year track record of supporting independent media while delivering financial and social returns to funders and investors. Our expertise is in helping to build news companies, from strategic investing to providing world-class advisory, all aimed at securing sustained media viability and driving positive change in society.
in total financing
media companies in 47 countries
assets under management
Since 1996, we have provided $262 million in loans and equity investments and $48 million in technical assistance and grants.
A reliable partner dedicated to delivering value
To create impact, we develop lasting relationships with our media clients and our funders and investors. We are rigorous in managing risk and since making our first loan in 1996 have never missed or been late with a repayment.
Received in interest, dividends and capital gains
Collected in recovered principal invested
Returned to investors
of the total loaned and invested written off
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