Diamond Bank

Nigeria Financial services

Diamond Bank is the ninth largest universal bank in Nigeria (with a subsidiary in Benin Republic), with a strong focus on the SME and corporate sectors.

We are invested in Diamond Bank through IFC Africa Capitalization Fund Ltd., which is managed by IFC (International Finance Corporation). For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

Africa, West Africa

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

Financial services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
IFC Africa Capitalization Fund Ltd.
Fund Manager:
IFC (International Finance Corporation)

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.