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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. “200 million businesses worldwide need...
Banque Saudi Fransi Joins 150 Other Financial Institutions to Promote SME Finance
Washington, D.C. February 26, 2019 – Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF) 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. “200 million businesses worldwide...
Member News: OPIC Partners with IDB to Launch Gender-Focused Fund
SME Finance Forum member, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has collaborated with the and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group to launch the first gender-focused fund for Latin America and the Caribbean. The investment, ‘Fund Mujer’ is for up to $200 million and will be made up of 30 percent debt and 70 percent equity,...
France’s Alternative Finance Grows by 50%
Crowdfund Insider reports that the annual Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding Barometer compiled by KPMG for the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that in 2017 the French Alternative Finance market grew by 50 percent, driven by SME lending growth, and came close to the billion euro mark, at €940...
Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) Donates $211k to Incofin Investment Management of Belgium to Renew Capacity Development Facility
Incofin Investment Management, a Belgian fund management company, and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), a public-private development bank founded in 1970, recently signed the fourth capacity development agreement stemming from their partnership that was launched in 2008 to strengthen a total of 14 microfinance institutions (MFIs)...
IFC Invests €15 Million in Private Equity Fund to Help SMEs in North Africa
IFC is investing €15 million in a new private equity fund by AfricInvest, a leading private equity fund manager, to help expand access to finance for small and medium enterprises in North Africa. The investment is part of a larger effort to support economic growth and create jobs. Globally, the Middle East and North Africa region ranks low in...
EBRD commits €15 million to Mediterrania Capital III Funds to Boost SMEs in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia
The EBRD is supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia with a €15 million equity investment in the first close of Mediterrania Capital III LP (MC III), which could increase up to €35 million in subsequent closings. This is the third fund of Mediterrania Capital Partners, a regional private equity firm focused on...
British Business Bank Supports Tech-Focused SME Fund
British Business Bank Investments, BBB’s commercial arm, has committed €40m (£35m) to the Harbert European Growth Capital Fund II. The fund focuses on fast-growing technology SMEs, particularly those backed by venture capital firms. The Harbert fund expects to make its first investment soon. Transactions from venture capital, equity crowdfunding,...
New World Bank Group Facility Commits $1B for Women Entrepreneurship
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), the first World Bank-led facility to advance women’s entrepreneurship at this scale, will work to enable more than $1 billion of financing to improve access to capital, provide technical assistance, and invest in other projects and programs that support women and women-led SMEs in World Bank...
World Federation of Exchanges publishes report into SME financing & equity markets
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, published a report into exchanged-based financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), aimed at identifying globally-consistent barriers and opportunities for enhancing SME access to equity finance. As...