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    Référence: 20220721
    Date de publication: 1 mars 2023

    Promoteur – Intermédiaire Financier




    The operation consists of an equity participation of up to USD 20m into Seedstars Africa Ventures, a closed-ended venture capital fund focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa (primarily West and East Africa) and to a lesser extent on North Africa. The fund focuses on investments into high-growth small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) leveraging digital technologies to deliver services across sectors.

    Additionality and Impact

    Through this operation, the EIB will be able to support a first-time team launching its first fund targeting investments in SMEs in Africa, with a primary focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. By enhancing access to much needed risk capital to support start-ups and growth SMEs the project is expected to promote economic growth and private sector development, stimulate job creation, encourage local young entrepreneurs supporting solutions with high level of scalability and reduce poverty across targeted African economies. Access to finance - in particular equity finance - and managerial advice are among the most prevalent barriers for the growth of small and mid-sized companies. The provision of growth capital and managerial support through private equity funds has proven an effective strategy to overcome this market failure.

    The project will not have relevant negative environmental and social impacts. On contrary, some investments may result in positive environmental and social impacts.

    With the EIB commitment, the Fund's terms are expected to be negotiated in line with market practice standards. Additionally, the EIB's involvement is anticipated to support the fundraising and catalyse other investors in a challenging fund raising environment that has been exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine.


    The aim is to support the creation of jobs, digitalisation and the private sector development, by increasing access to risk capital to local high-growth SMEs. The fund will invest into a diversified portfolio of companies, supporting the value creation of the underlying investees through a hands-on management approach, as well as enhancing the ESG standards.


    • Services - Activités financières et d'assurance

    Montant BEI envisagé (montant approximatif)

    USD 20 million (EUR 18 million)

    Coût total (montant approximatif)

    USD 80 million (EUR 73 million)

    Aspects environnementaux

    The Fund will operate in line with the EIB's environmental and social standards.

    Passation des marchés



    Signé - 22/12/2023

    À l'examen
    12 juillet 2023
    22 décembre 2023

    Clause de non-responsabilité

    Avant d’être approuvés par le Conseil d’administration et avant la signature des prêts correspondants, les projets font l’objet d’une instruction et de négociations. Par conséquent, les informations et données fournies sur cette page sont indicatives.
    Elles sont fournies à des fins de transparence uniquement et ne peuvent être considérées comme représentant la politique officielle de la BEI (voir également les notes explicatives).

    Mots-clés correspondants

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