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PME Investimentos Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance

Washington, D.C. May 21, 2019 –  PME Investimentos became the newest member of the SME Finance Forum, a global membership network that brings together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation, and promote the growth of SMEs.  

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Member News: Khan Bank Gets Financing Package from IFC
Through the partnership with Khan Bank - a SME Finance Forum member, IFC aims to strengthen the capital base of the bank and to promote financing support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The financing package entails subscription to a five-year US dollar-denominated green bond of up to $30 million, and provision of five-year sub-...
Member News: OPIC Provides Financing to Solar Energy Transformation Fund
SME Finance Forum member Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has provided initial financing to SunFunder’s $85 million Solar Energy Transformation Fund which supports businesses providing solar solutions to some of the millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa and India who lack...
Member News: IDB Invest Focuses on the Private Sector
SME Finance Forum member, Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) will work through its “investment arm” IDB Invest to target the private sector. According to the article, IDB will focus on tourism, agribusiness, renewable energy and general manufacturing with a goal of bringing in US$3.5 billion in direct private sector capital. “The IDB Group...
Member News: EIB Signs Agreement to Support Hungarian SMEs
SME Finance Forum member, European Investment Bank, signed four separate loan agreements totaling in €400 million that will benefit several projects. The loans are a part of the ‘Junker Plan’; one agreement worth €25 million will benefit Budapest Bank’s efforts towards increasing lending to Hungarian SMEs. “We are also pleased to sign the first...
IFC Reached Almost $3 Billion in Investment Commitments to SMEs
IFC expanded its investment commitments to throughout Europe and Central Asia with $2.9 billion in investments commitments to help promote access to finance for SMEs. European investments included: $336.4 million to Romania, $190.5 million to Serbia and $129.1 million to Ukraine. According to the article, funds went to benefit the agribusiness...
Member News: The European Investment Bank Partnered With DLL to Support Dutch and Belgian SMEs
SME Finance Forum member the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement to provide DLL Financial Solutions with €100 million to support Dutch and Belgian SMEs. Over 200 businesses will be able to benefit from lower interest rates due to the funds that will be split from Belgium and the Netherlands, according to the article. Werner Hoyer,...
Member News: FINCA International Launches FINCA Ventures
SME Finance Forum member, FINCA International will help social enterprises by providing patient capital, and pre and post investment support through its program, FINCA Ventures. The impact investing platform is focused on financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked. Ami Dalal, Vice President and Managing Director for FINCA Ventures shared...
Member News: EIB signs €375 Million Financing Agreement to Support SMEs
SME Finance Forum member, the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a financing agreement worth €375 million with the National Bank of Egypt to fund SME investments. According to a release by EIB, the agreement is in line with the Economic Resilience Initiative, which promotes financial inclusion and the creation of sustainable employment...
EBRD Launches Second Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a €200m sustainable energy financing facility in Poland. The Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (PolSEFF2) is implemented via the country's commercial banks. It will be on-lent through local banks to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The loans will finance...
Fostering the growing market for SMEs in the clean technology sector
Much of the emphasis on climate change has been on urging countries to act to avoid environmental catastrophe. This new report, “ Building Competitive Green Industries: the Climate and Clean Technology Opportunity for Developing Countries ”, frames responding to climate change as an extraordinary economic opportunity, particularly in developing...