Asia

SEAF launched in Asia in 2001 through the establishment of the SEAF Sichuan SME Investment Fund (SSIF). From China, we expanded our involvement in the region westward, investing in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through our Central Asia Small Enterprise Fund (CASEF) in 2002. In 2004, SEAF entered India, teaming with Kotak Mahindra, one of India’s leading financial institutions, to launch the India Growth Fund. SEAF managed the SEAF India International Growth Fund (SIIGF) in tandem with Kotak Mahindra Private Equity’s management of the domestic India Growth Fund, through a unified Indian trust, to which SEAF served as an investment advisor. In 2007, we extended our footprint in the region even further, launching funds in Vietnam and Afghanistan, finding unique opportunities in each country for promising investments. In 2010, we expanded our presence in India, launching our proprietary SEAF India Agribusiness International Fund, which will target SMEs along India’s agribusiness value chain. That same year, SEAF launched in Bangladesh with SEAF Bangladesh Ventures (SEAF BV).

Our Investment Vehicles in Asia

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    October 29, 2014
    This healthcare company operates two clinics in Ho Chi Minh City and as it expands the company will continue to bring reliable healthcare services to the people of Vietnam.
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    October 29, 2014
    A fish-farming company that practices sustainable fishing and provides excellent benefits to its employees, the company worked with SEAF to modernize and increase production.
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    October 29, 2014
    Providing a new service valuable to the country’s small businesses, Business Leasing was so successful that it launched a subsidiary in Kazakhstan.
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    July 30, 2015
    BangBangWa improved working conditions for its employees, guaranteeing a better working environment, quality control, and production efficiency.