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    Reference: 20160092
    Release date: 1 June 2016

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Equity participation in TLcom TIDE Africa Fund, a new venture capital fund managed by TLcom Capital LLP, focusing on technology opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa (mainly Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana), at the start-up and expansion stages.


    The fund aims to generate a substantial return on investment for its investors coupled with a significant developmental impact, given (i) its focus on businesses providing innovative and affordable solutions for the base of the pyramid; (ii) its potential to create quality jobs; (iii) its provision of seed and early stage financing to African companies; and (iv) its technical support to innovative businesses.


    • Services - Financial and insurance activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    USD 10 million (EUR 12 million)

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    USD 100 million (EUR 116 million)

    Environmental aspects

    The fund's operational guidelines provide for environmental and social due diligence of investee companies according to guidelines acceptable to the Bank.


    Not applicable.


    Signed - 14/07/2017


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Regional - East Africa Regional - West Africa Services