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Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) Serbia Managing Director Nikola Stefanovic forecasted a conservative Serbian economy for 2012 in an interview with the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia (AMCHAM Serbia) Magazine in December 2011. The article published in Perspective, AMCHAM Serbia’s quarterly magazine, highlighted the...

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) announced today that its Vietnamese investment fund, the SEAF Blue Waters Growth Fund (the “Fund”), has invested in Phuong Chau Hospital, an obstetrics and gynecology hospital located in Can Tho, the largest city in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. The Fund’s USD 2.9 million...

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) announced today that the fund it manages in Georgia, the Georgia Regional Development Fund (the “Fund”), has invested in Ritseula Hesi, a small hydropower plant operator in the western Racha state in Georgia. The Fund’s USD 3 million investment in...

A-Net PR Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) announced today that its Georgian investment fund, the Georgia Regional Development Fund (the “Fund”), invested USD 2.2 million in A-Net, an internet service provider (ISP) in the Adjara region. The Fund’s investment in the small and medium enterprise (SME)...

In his article “Coming to grips with Colombian private equity”, Matt Miller of TheDeal.com outlines SEAF’s role in introducing private equity to Colombia in 2005. Discussing a variety of SEAF’s investments in the country and the first closing on SEAF’s follow-on fund in April of...

SEAF proudly contributed performance data for analysis in the first IRIS data report released by the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) initiative of the Global Impact Investing Network. IRIS is a common language for defining, tracking, and reporting the social, environmental, and financial performance of an...

For Immediate Release Contact: Katherine H. Wheeler kwheeler@seaf.com August 9, 2011 Dehli, India – Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (“SEAF”) announced today that the SEAF India Agribusiness Fund (the “Fund”) has invested in Abhay Cotex Private Limited (“ACPL” or the “Company”), a Jalna, Maharastra-based, company extracting edible oil, high protein de-oiled...

WASHINGTON, DC – Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) announces today the listing of three of its impact investing funds on Homestrings (www.homestrings.com), an interactive web portal designed to link experienced, individual investors with promising opportunities in emerging markets that were previously only accessible to institutional...

In his article “Refinancia Applies Charm to Debt Collection in Latin America”, Antone Gonsalves of Bloomberg.com outlines SEAF’s portfolio company Refinancia’s unique and compassionate approach to debt collection in Latin America that has led the comany to account for 31% of Colombia’s nonperforming loan market...

In an OpEd piece for the Daily Sun, SEAF Bangladesh Ventures’ Managing Partner Fahim Ahmed identifies a lack of available capital as “the key factor that constrains the growth of SMEs in Bangladesh” and discusses the various limitations of traditional financing sources that contribute to...