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SEAF Partners with IDB Invest to Provide Funding to SMEs in the Caribbean

Washington, DC – March 1, 2021 – SEAF is pleased to announce that IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, has provided an equity investment in the SEAF Caribbean SME Growth Fund (the “Fund”). The investment from IDB Invest is for up to the…

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SEAF Welcomes Christine Phillpotts to its Board of Directors

Washington, DC – February 23, 2021 – SEAF is proud to announce that Christine Phillpotts has joined the firm’s Board of Directors. Christine is a Senior Vice President and Senior Equity Research Analyst investing in Africa and Eastern Europe for AllianceBernstein’s Emerging and Frontier Markets (EM/FM) portfolios. Christine is a thought…

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SEAF Announces First Loan from Global Gender Lens Emergency Loan Finance Facility

Washington, DC – February 10, 2021 – SEAF is pleased to announce the first loan deployed under the Global Gender Lens Emergency Loan Finance facility (the “C19F”) for BEAU Artisan Bakers Pte Ltd (“BEAU Bakery”), a leading local artisanal bakery and café in Jakarta, Indonesia….

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SEAF’s Disclosure Statement for the Operating Principles for Impact Management

SEAF has published its formal disclosure statement to comply with the Operating Principles for Impact Management. The disclosure statement can be found here.

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SEAF Launches SEAF Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund With Pædagogernes Pension As Cornerstone Investor

January 14, 2020 – Singapore – SEAF Southeast Asia Management Pte Ltd is pleased to announce the successful launch and first close of SEAF Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund (SWEEF) with initial funding from Pædagogernes Pension (PBU), the Danish pension fund for early childhood teachers and…

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Heifer International and SEAF Announce Agreement to Expand Impact Investing Globally

Partnership will enable Heifer International to leverage SEAF’s global networks, experience and offices to increase access to capital for local farmers and food producers around the world. Washington, D.C. — International development organization Heifer International and impact investment management group Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) today announced…

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SEAF Appoints Agnes Dasewicz as Co-Chief Executive Officer

November 30th, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – SEAF is delighted to announce the appointment of Agnes Dasewicz as co-Chief Executive Officer. She will serve alongside co-founder and current CEO Bert van der Vaart over a one-year period to allow for a smooth transition. Bert van…

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SEAF’s Jennifer Buckley Named a Real Deals Future 40 Leader

November 17, 2020 – SEAF’s Jennifer Buckley, a Senior Managing Director based in Singapore, has been named to Real Deal’s Future 40 Diversity and Inclusion Leader’s List. The list recognizes “key individuals in the [private equity] asset class who have made or are making a…

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