Investisseurs & Partenaires and BIO invest in Ghanaian company XpressGas

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Investisseurs & Partenaires and BIO invest in Ghanaian company XpressGas

24-06-2021

The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and the Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries (BIO) are pleased to announce a USD 6 million investment in XpressGas, a pioneering distributor of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Ghana. LPG offers an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional dirty fuels currently being used, particularly for peri-urban and rural areas.

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EDFIs strengthen joint financing platform to promote private sector development

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EDFIs strengthen joint financing platform to promote private sector development

27-05-2021

EDFI Management Company (EDFI MC) is reinforced to boost collaboration among European Development Finance Institutions as part of the Team Europe approach.

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Ascent announces first close of Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

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Ascent announces first close of Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

18-05-2021

African private equity fund manager Ascent today announced the first rolling close of its Ascent Rift Valley Fund II (ARVF II) at more than USD 100 million, significantly exceeding its initial target of USD 80 million. The final close of ARVF II, with a target of USD 120 million, is expected in December 2021.

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IFC, BIO, SANAD & Symbiotics Announce Loan to KCB Bank Kenya for Green Projects, SMEs

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IFC, BIO, SANAD & Symbiotics Announce Loan to KCB Bank Kenya for Green Projects, SMEs

16-03-2021

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO), the SANAD Fund for MSMEs (SANAD), and Symbiotics announced a loan to KCB Bank Kenya Ltd to help the bank increase lending for climate-friendly projects and to smaller businesses, especially those owned by women.

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Phatisa Food Fund 2 reaches $143 million final close from DFI commitments

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Phatisa Food Fund 2 reaches $143 million final close from DFI commitments

04-02-2021

CDC Group, Norfund, Finnfund, FinDev Canada and BIO jointly commit $82 million to Phatisa’s second food fund, a Sub-Saharan African fund aiming to create over 2,000 jobs in food and agriculture and to increase agricultural output by 3m tonnes.

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Repousser les frontières des investissements durables

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Repousser les frontières des investissements durables

15-12-2020

Een interview met Luuk Zonneveld, An-Heleen De Greef & Eric Van Den Bossche over het SDG Frontier Fund, gepubliceerd in Eventail op 10 December 2020, geschreven door Cédric Boitte. Dit artikel was gepubliceerd in het Frans.

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A statement on the completion of the restructuring of Feronia.

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A statement on the completion of the restructuring of Feronia.

30-11-2020

KKM, an Africa-based and managed investment firm, a long-term investor in Feronia, has become its principal shareholder. CDC ceases to be an equity investor in the company, but remains a lender alongside other European DFIs.

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Attracting Private Climate Finance to Emerging Markets

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Attracting Private Climate Finance to Emerging Markets

12-11-2020

The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) and the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF), are working to identify discrete hurdles to climate finance in emerging markets; support public-private dialogue around those challenges; and highlight ways for the financial sector to help strengthen investment conditions.

This collaborative working paper — called “Private Sector Considerations for Policymakers” — was drafted with the input of experienced lenders and investors. We are now inviting comments from diverse stakeholders across business, government, and civil society to ensure that this document accurately reflects the most critical considerations for attracting private climate finance in emerging markets.

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Action towards green and inclusive recovery

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Action towards green and inclusive recovery

12-11-2020

European DFIs announce new initiatives on climate action and inclusive finance for the African private sector in a bid to align capital flows with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate.

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