Original disclosure @ EIB website
Updated in EWS Feb 9, 2021
Disclosed by Bank Dec 16, 2020
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According to bank provided information, the investment involves equity participation in AfricInvest Fund IV (the "Fund"), a pan-African, generalist, closed-ended private equity fund targeting mainly growth capital investments in small and medium-sized companies. The Fund will be managed by AfricInvest (the "Manager").
The investment strategy builds on the one that has been adopted in three predecessor funds. The Fund aims to build a diversified pan-African portfolio of private equity investments in growing and profitable companies with emphasis on those that are leaders in local markets across Africa. The Fund will adopt a hands-on approach by seeking to acquire influential positions through minority stakes with strong protections and selective majority transactions. It will seek to add value by enhancing governance mechanisms and helping portfolio companies to expand in new markets.
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