Zawya article highlights SEAF’s strategy for development in MENA region

Gulf International Bank’s Bilal Sethi highlighted Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) as an example of small and medium enterprise (SME) development that he considers important to the Middle East and North Africa region in an article in Zawya on Monday.

“An important feature of investing in SMEs is to have the capability of delivering value in addition to providing capital. Having interacted with the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund, or SEAF, earlier, I believe it provides for an interesting case study of how an SME fund can work on capital provision, strategy guidance and enterprise development of its investee companies,” he writes.

To read the rest of the article and Sethi’s analysis of SEAF’s strategy of providing mezzanine financing and technical assistance, please go here.