SEAF News Archive - 2007 and Earlier

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August 21, 2007 Colombia, Peru
SEAF Invests in Leading Health and Fitness Club

SEAF announces its investment in Inverdesa, one of Latin America’s largest chains of health and fitness clubs. Through its two brands, Bodytech and Athletic, the company operates 25 clubs in five cities in Colombia.

January 14, 2007 Georgia
Millennium Challenge Georgia Chooses SEAF to Manage the Georgia Regional Development Fund

Millennium Challenge Georgia (MCG) and SEAF announce the launch of the Georgia Regional Development Fund (GRDF),  a $30 million risk capital investment fund that focuses on SMEs operating in Georgia's agribusiness and tourism industries.

October 31, 2006 Romania
CEED Expands to Romania

CEED expands its reach to a third country in Southeast Europe – Romania - on October 31, 2006.



October 02, 2006 Slovenia
CEED Expands to Slovenia

CEED expands its reach to a second country in Southeast Europe – Slovenia - on October 2, 2006.

March 20, 2006 Macedonia
SEAF Macedonia Sells Share in On.Net to Slovenian Telecom

SEAF announces the sale of SEAF Macedonia’s shares in On.Net to Slovenian Telecom. Under the agreement which was signed in Skopje on March 20, 2006, Slovenian Telecom acquired the majority stake in the Macedonian internet provider, On.Net, from SEAF-Macedonia.

March 07, 2006 Colombia
President Uribe Celebrates Launch of SEAF’s Colombia Fund

First diversified equity fund in Colombia attracts leading local pension and insurance investors.

February 01, 2006 Colombia
LAVCA - In the Pipeline: Private Equity in Colombia

The Latin America Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) features SEAF in its discussion of private equity in Colombia.

January 19, 2006 Bulgaria
Business goes “back to school” - CEED successfully launches pilot training programs in Varna and Burgas

CEED – the newest SEAF venture in Southeast Europe – has successfully broken ground in Bulgaria at the end of last year. In late November, the new Center hosted its first class in Marketing for young and dynamic entrepreneurs.

January 10, 2006 Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
Small Enterprise Assistance Funds establishes SEAF South Balkan Fund

SEAF announces the first closing of the SEAF South Balkan Fund, which provides equity and quasi-equity financing, in combination with technical and managerial assistance, to South Balkan small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Fund targets small SMEs established in the Republic of Serbia, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo.

December 05, 2005 Macedonia
SEAF Investee, On.Net, helps Macedonia become world’s first ‘wireless’ country

SEAF investee On.Net, Macedonia’s leading wireless internet provider, is bringing wireless broadband coverage to virtually the entire country, and will elevate Macedonia from being third from the bottom in internet access in Europe to the world’s first ‘wireless’ country.

August 09, 2005 India
SEAF Organises BIZWOMEN-2005 Conference

An Exciting Learning Opportunity for Indian Women Entrepreneurs.

April 29, 2005 Romania
Global Finance Funds Acquire Majority in TotalSoft

The Black Sea Fund LP and Global Bulgaria & Romania Growth Fund CV acquired today a majority stake of Totalsoft SA, a leading Romanian software company.

March 30, 2005 Romania
SEAF Equity Funds Sell Interest in Romanian Supermarkets

The SEAF Trans-Balkan Romania Fund (TBRF) and the SEAF Central and Eastern European Growth Fund (GF), along with Artima's Romanian founder, Florentin Banu, and another international investor have sold the company  to a large financial investor active in the region, Polish Enterprise Fund V.

October 19, 2004 India
India Growth Fund with a Corpus of Rs 400 Crores launched

Kotak Mahindra announced the launch of their private equity fund: "India Growth Fund" in partnership with SEAF Management LLC, USA, today. The fund has already received commitments of Rs 180 crore and targets to have a final close with commitments in the range of around Rs 400-450 crores by the end of the year.

October 06, 2004 Global Emerging Markets
SME Investments Spur Growth and Reduce Poverty

SEAF Releases Report on Occasion of 15th Anniversary.

April 05, 2004 Croatia
SEAF Announces the Sale of Medifarm-Velebit of Croatia to PHOENIX Group of Germany

SEAF is pleased to announce, together with the Managing Director Stepjan Talan, the sale of 100% of the shares of Medifarm-Velebit of Croatia, a pharmaceutical distributor, to a subsidiary of PHOENIX Pharmahandel AG & Co KG, of Germany, a privately owned company.

February 20, 2003 India
SEAF Announces Establishment of SEAF SME Fund in India

SEAF is pleased to announce the establishment of a fund dedicated to investing in Indian small and medium enterprises. The Fund will focus on investing in growth-orientated Indian enterprises engaged in a variety of sectors, including, but not limited, to information technology and bio-technology, agri-business, specialized distribution, and retail.

July 05, 2002 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
SEAF Establishes Fund to Invest in Small Enterprises in Central Asia

SEAF announced today the first closing on a fund that will invest exclusively in small and medium enterprises in Central Asia.

April 01, 2002 Estonia
SEAF Leads Financing Round of EGeen International Corporation

The CEE Growth Fund (Growth Fund) and Baltics Small Equity Fund (BSEF), both managed by Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), led the investment in the first round of financing for EGeen International Corporation, an Estonian innovative biotechnology company focused on drug target discovery, diagnostics and personalized medicine applications.

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