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  • EDFI newsletter November 2014

  • 21 May 2015
  • Category: Newsletters
  • Seven EDFI members invest in African SME fund

    CDC, DEG, Finnfund, FMO, PROPARCO, SIFEM and Swedfund have together committed EUR 97 mln to AfricInvest Fund III. AfricInvest Fund III is a sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity fund, with a target size of EUR 200 mln The Fund will invest in well-established SMEs that demonstrate the potential to scale-up their activities on a regional level. In addition to generating risk-adjusted returns for its investors, the Fund will create sustainable employment opportunities for thousands of people in Africa, contribute to regional economic integration and increase tax revenues for local governments.

    The Fund will focus on Western and Eastern African countries and invest in a broad range of businesses, with a strong focus on manufacturing for export and companies aiming to expand at the regional or continental level. In addition, the Fund will work towards promoting environmental, social and governance best practices in its portfolio companies. Targeted sectors will include IT and telecoms, services, health, education, transport and agribusiness.

    The Fund is managed by the AfricInvest Group, which was founded in 1994 and currently manages 13 private equity funds across North and Sub-Sahara Africa.

    For more information, please visit SIFEM's website and CDC's website

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  • Global African Investment Summit 2015

  • 05 March 2015
  • Category: Press release
  • EDFI will participate at the Global African Investment Summit 2015 in London on December 01-02, 2015.


    The Global African Investment Summit in London is a leading international platform, bringing high-level African government and investors to London to discuss investment opportunities into Africa.


    The event is run in partnership with 6 African Heads of State, 30 Ministers from across Africa, 650 Private Sector Investors, Development Banks, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Multilateral Investment bodies and 135 Pan African Project owners, and looking to drive long-term international foreign direct investment into African Power, Agriculture, Financial Services, Capital Markets, Oil and Gas and Critical Infrastructure projects.

     

    The programme agenda will address ‘Transforming African Economies for Global Competitiveness’, covering the Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Power Sectors. New for 2015, sees the addition of dedicated sessions on Infrastructure, Real Estate and FMCG, a case study stream, and roundtable discussions addressing over 150 bankable projects.


    For more information, please visit: www.tgais.com

     

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  • EDFI Brochure

  • 16 January 2015
  • Category: EDFI
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  • EDFI newsletter October 2014

  • 06 October 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • EDFI granted observer status to the Green Climate Fund

    Climate finance remains a top priority for EDFI members. Since 2009, EDFI members have invested more than EUR 3,9 billion in climate finance projects and will continue to provide secure, adapted and reliable financing for renewable energy or energy efficiency projects in the future. The Green Climate Fund accredited EDFI as observer to the Fund in September.

    The Green Climate Fund is a new multilateral fund which will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

    Given the urgency and seriousness of climate change, the purpose of the Fund is to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.

    For more information, please visit the Green Climate Fund website

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  • 2013 Annual Report

  • 06 October 2014
  • Category: EDFI
  • EDFI 2013 ANNUAL REPORT on the EDFI activities, co-financing facilities EFP & ICCF and individual results of the EDFI members

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  • EDFI newsletter - August 2014

  • 01 August 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • FMO and DEG support Sustainable Finance practices in Kenya

    FMO and DEG have agreed on a joint partnership through which the two institutions will fund a capacity building program for Sustainable Finance to be coordinated by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA). The program will consist of training and workshops targeting bank credit risk managers and business development managers.

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  • EDFI newsletter December 2013

  • 11 June 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • DEG and FMO provide US 25 Million for Mozambican SMEs

    Millennium bim has ensured the creation of a credit line of USD 25 million to finance and support Mozambican SMEs in key structuring sectors of the economy such as agriculture, industry, services and infrastructure. Financed by DEG and FMO, the credit line main target is to consolidate Mozambican business environment, promoting sustainable social development and economic growth.

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  • EDFI newsletter February 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • PROPARCO promotes the development of microfinance in Haiti

    PROPARCO signed a credit line in Haitian gourdes, equivalent to € 3m, with the leading microfinance institution ACME.

    Access to financial services remains a major challenge in Haiti. According to the Global Findex survey, 12% of Haitians over the age of 15 received a loan from a financial institution and 26% saved with a financial institution in 2011. With some € 17m of outstanding loans and over 34,000 clients, ACME makes a significant contribution to the development of financial inclusion in both urban and rural areas.

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  • EDFI newsletter March 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • Norfund and FMO invest in first utility scale solar project in Rwanda

    FMO has arranged the Senior Debt package for the construction of a 8.5 MW PV solar park in Rwanda. The project, which has been developed by Gigawatt Global, will be the first utility scale PV project to be realized in Eastern Africa and will contribute significantly towards the Rwanda government’s objective to significantly increase the country’s electricity generation capacity.

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  • EDFI newsletter April 2014

  • 11 June 2014
  • Category: Newsletters
  • EDFI promotes wind energy development in Kenya

    The largest wind park in sub-Saharan Africa will be built at Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya. The total investment volume of the 300 MW wind project is EUR 623 million. Six EDFI members and ICCF actively promote this important renewable energy project with their long-term finance (Finnfund, IFU, Norfund, FMO, DEG, Proparco and ICCF).

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