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SIFEM contributed to first close of SPE PEF III Fund

SIFEM has committed USD 15M to the SPE Private Equity Fund (SPE PEF III), which has successfully achieved its first close at USD 140M signifying a major step forward in SIFEM’s mission to drive impactful investments across North Africa.

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Interview with our Chairman Jörg Frieden about SIFEM’s activities in Nepal

The New Business Age caught up with Jörg Frieden to delve into the Second DFI Mission’s objectives, the exploration of investment opportunities in Nepal by DFIs, and the evolution of their role.

BD Creation is one of Mutual Trust Bank's customers. BD Creation is a leading handicraft manufacturer and exporter in Bangladesh, with a vision to create job opportunities. It focuses on eco-friendly products and has been recognized with the National Export Trophy and CIP status for its contributions to the economy and the handicrafts sector. 

SIFEM invests in Bangladesh’s Mutual Trust Bank

SIFEM provides a USD 8m loan to Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) which serves Bangladesh’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).


Leadership Transition at SIFEM’s Board of Directors

Geoff Burns reached the maximum term, Margarita Aleksieva joins the Board


SIFEM Releases 2023 Business & Financial Report

This comprehensive report encapsulates a landmark year for SIFEM, both in terms of its portfolio and as an organisation.


SIFEM invests in Global IME Bank in Nepal

SIFEM’s USD 10 million impact loan to Global IME Bank is boosting economic growth by supporting MSMEs and fostering job creation in Nepal.

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SIFEM contributes to the first close of the African Rivers Fund IV

SIFEM has committed USD 10 million to African Rivers Fund IV therewith supporting a long-term partner and specialist for Africa.


SIFEM announces two strategic investments to bolster sustainable development in emerging markets

In a step towards promoting sustainable economic growth and job creation in developing countries, SIFEM is pleased to announce two new investments, targeting a diverse range of sectors and regions.


2023: A year of impactful investment and steadfast commitment

As SIFEM bids farewell to an extraordinary year, we reflect on our continued efforts to reduce poverty and foster sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economies through impactful investments.


SIFEM invests USD 15m in Adenia Capital V L.P.

SIFEM has committed USD 15 million to ADENIA CAPITAL V L.P. (Adenia), thereby supporting a long-term partner and an expert in African investments who has historically delivered strong results.

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