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SEAF announces ASMA Invest as a new investor in SEAF Morocco Growth Fund to support startups and innovation in Morocco

July 14th, 2020, Casablanca, Morocco – SEAF Morocco Growth Fund (SMGF) welcomes ASMA Invest as a new investor. ASMA Invest joins fund shareholders La Caisse Centrale de Garantie, La Caisse Marocaine des Retraites, Bank of Africa (BMCE Bank), USAID (Wise Venture Capital) and the SEAF…

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SEAF Releases GES(C) Manual

SEAF publishes GES© Manual to Enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework DOWNLOAD THE GES© Manual HERE: www.seaf.com/ges-manual LOCATION – 14 July 2020 At today’s Closing and Commitments session at the Gender Smart Virtual Programme, Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) announced that their women’s economic empowerment journey…

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SEAF Managed Fund Completes Sale of ABCom to Vodafone-Albania

Tirana, Albania – March 24, 2020 – The Southeast Europe Equity Fund II (SEEF II), a SEAF-managed private equity fund with holdings in the Balkans and Turkey announces the completion of the sale of its majority-owned company ABCom to Vodafone Albania.  ABCom (Albanian Broadband Communications)…

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SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund Invests in Philippines-based Ellana Cosmetics

Manila, The Philippines – 5 March 2020 – SEAF has announced its first investment in the Philippines as SEAF Women’s Opportunity Fund (“SWOF”) has invested in Ellana Cosmetics Pte Ltd (“Ellana Cosmetics”), a fast-growing skin first cosmetics brand established by founder-formulator, Theresa Buenaflor, as a…

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United Nations ESCAP and SEAF Partner To Unlock US$150 Million In Capital To Advance Women Entrepreneurship In Asia

Bangkok, Thailand – March 4, 2020 – The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) have formalized a partnership to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship through impact investing in Asia. The partners will work to…

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SEAF Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2020

Washington, DC –  February 24, 2020 – SEAF is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the seventh time, as a member of the 2020 class of ImpactAssets 50. Now in its ninth year, the Impact Assets 50 (IA 50) was the industry’s…

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ADN Telecom, SEAF Bangladesh Ventures Portfolio Company, Begins Trading on Bangladesh Stock Market

ADN Telecom Ltd., a portfolio company of SEAF Bangladesh Ventures LLC, made its debut trading on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) on the 6th of January 2020. The company raised BDT 570 Mn ($6.7 Mn) from the public market in the…

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SEAF Managing Director Receives Award from Sir Ronald Cohen Recognizing Colombia as a Member of the GSG

Bogota, Colombia – February 13, 2020 – In November of 2019, SEAF Managing Director Mauricio Samper, head of the SEAF Colombia Agribusiness Fund, received an award signifying Colombia’s acceptance to the global network of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG).  The prestigious award was…

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