SEAF News Archive - 2011

December 12, 2011 Serbia
SEAF Serbia Director Predicts Investment Lull in Region

SEAF South Balkan Fund General Director Nikola Stefanovic predicts economic challenges for Serbian entrepreneurs in 2012.

November 28, 2011 Vietnam
SEAF Invests in Neonatal and Maternity Healthcare in the Mekong Delta

SEAF's partnership with Phuong Chau Hospital significantly improves the access to and quality of neonatal and maternity healthcare in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

November 22, 2011 Georgia
SEAF Expands Renewable Energy in Georgia through Hydroelectricity

SEAF's investment in Ritseula Hesi will increase the small hydropower plant's capacity from 4 mWh to 14, improving Georgia's access to renewable energy, expanding its energy output and reducing its dependence on foreign energy.

November 15, 2011 Georgia
SEAF Invests in Internet Services in Georgia

With SEAF's support, A-Net is transforming the fragmented and unreliable internet services of the Adjara region to meet international standards of connectivity, efficiency and dependability.

September 30, 2011 Colombia
The Deal Recognizes SEAF's Pioneering Role Introducing PE to Colombia

The Deal discusses the birth of private equity in Colombia, highlighting SEAF's trail blazing role in this movement, a variety of SEAF's deals in the country and the first close on its follow-on fund.

September 06, 2011 Global Emerging Markets
SEAF Metrics Included in the First Annual IRIS Data Report

Featuring metrics from SEAF's global portfolio, IRIS's first annual data report covers 463 impact investing organizations across 58 countries that collectively reach nearly 8 million clients & employ over 23,000 permanent workers.

August 09, 2011 India
SEAF Invests in Abhay Cotex - Technology Based Cottonseed Processor

Abhay Cotex employs a proprietary technology that conserves approximately 90% of the water and energy used during cottonseed processing, as compared to conventional methods.

July 27, 2011 Global Emerging Markets
SEAF Listed Among First Funds in Pioneering Portal for Individual Investors

SEAF lists three funds on Homestrings, an interactive web portal designed to link experienced, individual investors with promising opportunities in emerging markets that were previously only accessible to institutional investors.

July 25, 2011 Colombia
SEAF Company Turns "One-Time Defaulters into Borrowers" - Bloomberg

Bloomberg.com highlights SEAF portfolio company Refinancia's efforts to redefine the debt collection landscape in Latin America, focusing on "amicable negotiations, rather than harassing phone calls or visits."

June 29, 2011 Bangladesh
OpEd by SEAF BV's Managing Partner: SME Capital Constraints & Solutions

In an OpEd piece for The Daily Star, SEAF Bangladesh Ventures' Fahim Ahmed explores the underlying cause inhibiting the growth of Bangladesh's SMEs - access to finance - and presents a potential solution to capital constraints.

May 13, 2011 India
Econ. Times: SEAF invests in India's "booming" agribusiness sector

In an article discussing the "uptick in early stage investments" in India, the Economic Times highlights SEAF's recent investment in Tropilite Foods and its newly launch India Agribusiness Fund.

May 11, 2011 India
VCCIRCLE Covers SEAF's Newest Agribusiness Investment in India

SEAF India Agribusiness Fund invests in one of India's few value-added food ingredients companies, supporting the growth and success of the countries agribusiness value chain.

May 10, 2011 Bangladesh
Zoellick, World Bank Pres, Highlights SEAF Bangladesh in PE Conference's Welcome Address

Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank, highlight's SEAF and SEAF Bangladesh Ventures in Welcome Address at IFC’s 13th Annual Global Private Equity Conference.

May 07, 2011 Bangladesh
SEAF Announces Investment in Renewable Energy Company in Bangladesh

SEAF Bangladesh Ventures invests in SOLARIC, a developer of renewable energy technology and products for rural and urban markets in Bangladesh.

April 20, 2011 Global Emerging Markets
SEAF Highlighted in Fortune Magazine: 'In Developing Economies, Equity Beats Microfinance'

Alan Patricof discusses the critical role of SMEs in developing countries and lists SEAF as an impact investor striving to fill the gap in available financing for these small businesses.

March 25, 2011 Global Emerging Markets
SEAF's 2011 Development Impact Report is Released

Announcing the release of Impact Beyond Investment: SEAF’s 2011 Development Impact Report.  Thorough quantitative and qualitative analysis, this report describes the social and economic impact that SMEs generate in their economies.

March 11, 2011 India
Financial Express: SEAF's India Fund Exciting Player in Agribusiness Sector

Financial Express discusses the growing popularity of food and farm produce companies among investors and lists SEAF India Agribusiness International Fund as an exciting new player in the India's agribusiness sector.

February 03, 2011 Peru
Fondos de Inversión de SEAF Adquieren 22% de Acciones en Financiera TFC

Fondos de inversión de SEAF, Latam Peru y Latam Growth, adquieren una participación del 22% en una compañía de servicios financieros, Financiera TFC (to read this article in English, click here).

February 03, 2011 Peru
SEAF's Latin American Funds Acquire 22% Stake in Financiera TFC

SEAF's Latin American funds Latam Peru and Latam Growth, acquire a 22% stake in a Peruvian financial services company (para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí).

January 14, 2011 Afghanistan
SEAF-AGF & RANA Technologies Enterprises Partner to Expand Internet Service in Afghanistan

SEAF's Afghan Growth Finance partners with RANA Technologies to increase access to internet services in Afghanistan to 80 percent.

January 01, 2011 Peru
SEAF's Peruvian Luxury Hotel Investment Featured in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

Travel expert Andrew Harper featured SEAF investee Titilaka in his 2011 Grand Awards issue of the Hideaway Report, which catalogs nineteen hotels based on their “exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place.”

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