GroFin Africa Fund (GAF) is a target USD 150 million closed-end private equity fund providing loans and equity products, as well as business support to small businesses in various African countries. GroFin Capital contributes USD 10 million in cofinancing.
The Fund’s objective is to provide financing and business support to the “missing middle”, i.e. SMEs that lack access to commercial bank funding, are too large for microfinance institutions, and are outside the purview of private equity funds. GroFin uses the term “growth finance” to describe the sector in which it operates. The Fund’s operatations are targeted to the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.
Environmental analysis accourding to guidelines acceptable to the Bank will be part of the Fund’s due diligence process in the appraisal of investee companies.
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities. Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
The EIB is committed to achieving the highest possible level of transparency. The EIB Transparency Policy sets out how the EIB discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations.