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Impact Investing Across Emerging Markets


For over thirty years, SEAF has developed a network focused on providing small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging markets with the capital, knowledge, and resources necessary to grow their business and impact their local communities.

Our mission – Impact Through Entrepreneurs – is realized through the local investment funds established in markets across the world. Combining Traditional and Mission-focused approaches to private equity fund management, we are able to offer investors and investees alike with the opportunities needed to achieve their goals.

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Value Creation

SEAF provides its portfolio companies (PC) with more than growth capital. Integral in a partnership with SEAF is an active relationship between the local fund management team and portfolio company management to identify the needs of the PC to scale the business – optimize operations, attract new customers, and formalize operations. Learn how SEAF provides its investees with the resources and expertise needed to achieve growth.

SEAF’s Approach to Impact

Traditional Funds

The core SEAF product is the traditional Private Equity Impact fund. Through these vehicles, SEAF seeks double bottom line impact – market rate financial returns coupled with social and environmental impact. With a global network of more than fifteen offices staffed with experienced investment professionals and supported by a US-based back office team, SEAF is leader in the PE Impact Fund space.

Mission Funds

SEAF is a pioneer in leading mission-driven fund solutions for global partners. Working on an ad hoc basis with leading development finance institutions, social organizations, and diaspora groups, SEAF has developed and managed investment vehicles that help organizations achieve their mandates on a local level, providing partners with professional management and impact results in the their target regions and sectors.

Entrepreneur Development

Through targeted grant programs, SEAF has worked with various organizations to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems across the globe. From our renowned Centers for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) programs, to work with various US and Global agencies, SEAF is a reliable partner for organizations seeking entrepreneur-focused development solutions.