FS acquires a stake in IIV

15. September 2022

Invest in Visions sets the course for the future

• FS Invest Holding acquires a stake in Invest in Visions as of 01.08.2022
• Invest in Visions well equipped for further business development

With FS Invest Holding GmbH, Invest in Visions GmbH is bringing a long-term investor on board and setting the course for further growth in the field of impact investing. The investor holds a 74.9% stake in Invest in Visions GmbH. FS Invest Holding is part of the Helmig family’s group of companies, which is already active in the financial sector through a number of other investments.

I founded Invest in Visions 16 years ago. Together with a strong partner, I would like to continue to drive growth and expand the business in the future. At a time when impact investing is highly valued and a growth area, it is important to be able to build up appropriate resources and know-how. With FS Invest Holding as a new anchor shareholder, we have a guarantee for the stability of our business model. Now we can take the next step in our development and expand our product offering in the area of impact investing.

Edda Schröder, founder and managing director of Invest in Visions

Invest in Visions is one of the first impact investors. The IIV Microfinance Fund, which the company launched in 2011, was the first fund of this asset class in Germany for private and institutional investors. The international and experienced portfolio management provides loans to selected microfinance institutions as well as to small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.


Invest in Visions GmbH was founded in 2006 by Edda Schröder with the vision of giving institutional and private investors access to impact investments, i.e. investments that offer positive social impact in addition to financial returns.
Invest in Visions has made a name for itself as a microfinance investor from the very beginning and reached an important milestone in 2011 with the launch of the IIV Microfinance Fund as the first fund of this asset class in Germany for private and institutional investors.