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Ethos Mezzanine Partners III

Ethos Mezzanine Partners III (EMP III) is a sector-agnostic mezzanine debt fund aiming to provide growth capital to larger SMEs and mid-market companies in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Fund targets sectors such as consumer goods, technology, media and telecom, tourism, healthcare, and agri-industries by offering tailored solutions specific to each company’s operating needs.

Ethos Mezzanine Partners III

Ethos Mezzanine Partners III (EMP III) is a sector-agnostic mezzanine debt fund aiming to provide growth capital to larger SMEs and mid-market companies in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Fund targets sectors such as consumer goods, technology, media and telecom, tourism, healthcare, and agri-industries by offering tailored solutions specific to each company’s operating needs.

About the fund

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the lack of credit and banking services available to SMEs and mid-market companies are impediments to economic progress and the reduction of poverty in the region. By introducing mezzanine financing options to companies, the Fund will deepen and diversify local capital markets and fill a critical financing gap for growing businesses. Going further, EMP III takes an active investment approach through participation in strategic planning committees and offering guidance on improved corporate governance and meeting international best environmental and social standards. SIFEM’s investment of USD 10m will help enable the Fund to develop successful, sustainable companies and drive local employment in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Investments by the fund

             
Date Name Country Industry Status
2018 Company 1 Malawi Food products and beverages Active
2021 Company 2 Kenya Real estate Active
2020 Company 3 Ethiopia Personal and household goods Active
Reference code
2018-02
Status
Active
Date of commmitment
May 2018
Date of exit
-
Fund size
USD
150,000,000
SIFEM commitment
USD
10,000,000
Asset class
Mezzanine
Investment strategy
Investment through Fund
Fund manager
Ethos Mezzanine Partners