Latin America

In 2004, SEAF launched the Trans-Andean Early-Stage Fund (TAF), an umbrella fund to invest in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America. TAF made direct investments in promising SMEs, in addition to supporting two country-specific funds—the Fondo Transandino Peru (FTP), and the Fondo Transandino Colombia (FTC), which were founded in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In 2008, as our original funds in the region became fully invested, SEAF sponsored two additional funds to further expand existing portfolio companies and to invest in new opportunities in Peru and Colombia. These new funds, the Latam Growth Fund and the Latam Peru Fund, enable SEAF to continue to extend essential expansion capital to SMEs in the region.

Our Investment Vehicles in Latin America

Related Portfolio Companies

  • Date
    October 29, 2014
    Inverdesa is the primary health club operator in Colombia with a popular chain of gyms and physical fitness facilities. The company is based in Bogota.
  • Refinancia BT
    Date
    October 29, 2014
    Between 2006 and 2009, Refinancia generated direct employment for over 200 Colombians, and helped over 8000 Colombians regain access to the credit market.
  • Bosques Amazonicos BT
    Date
    July 29, 2015
    A sustainable forestry company that trades in carbon credits and became a leader in the industry while simultaneously sustaining the forest of Peru’s Amazon region.