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Jordan Jumpstart

In 2022, SEAF launched the SEAF Jordan Jumpstart Project with the support of Global Affairs Canada. The purpose of the Project is to catalyze the establishment of a fund to provide training, networking, and financing for a broad range of Jordanian SMEs, with a particular focus on providing economic opportunities to women, youth, and people with disabilities in the wake of the COVID pandemic.

In investment terms we plan to use a primarily fixed income-plus-kicker approach originated by SEAF elsewhere, which allows for flexibility in structuring the financial instruments to fit the specific expected requirements of the portfolio companies, aligning the financial instrument more closely to expected performance. We also believe it will be important to offer investee companies some similar Islamic financial structures as well, especially in the provinces.

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