Bahamas Joint Ventures/ Licensing
The Bahamas government encourages international investors to establish joint ventures with Bahamian partners, although the Bahamian partner must typically have majority ownership. The choice of a Bahamian partner is left to the discretion of the investor.
Joint ventures between international investors and Bahamians are eligible to access funding from The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB). However, the equity of the overseas investor may not be borrowed from the BDB or from the domestic capital market. Bahamians may, however, borrow a percentage of their contribution from BDB or the domestic capital market. An established joint venture is not debarred from accessing BDB funds.