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

Related Portfolio Companies

  • HBC BT
    Date
    July 29, 2015
    HBC produces and distributes generators and agricultural machinery essential to modernizing Vietnam’s farms.
  • Hui Ji BT
    Date
    October 29, 2014
    SEAF helped two companies grow their revenues, expand their workforces, and broaden their supplier bases to merge under one name, Hui Ji.
  • businessleasing1
    Date
    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.
  • Victoria Healthcare BT
    Date
    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.