Proparco invests in ARAF, the first-of-its-kind equity fund to drive climate adaptation for smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa

Proparco – through FISEA+, the AFD Group fund advised by Proparco – signed a USD 5 million investment in Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF). The fund invests in agri-startups in East ...

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Proparco and Ecobank increase support for MSMEs in Ghana

Proparco and Ecobank Ghana, an affiliate of the Pan-African Banking Group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), have today signed a partnership agreement aimed at increasing access to ...

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“Choose Africa on air” webcast: spotlight on entrepreneurial Africa

CHOOSE AFRICA, CHOOSE THE FUTURE It was against this backdrop and in order to review the progress of the initiative that Proparco webcasted “Choose Africa on Air” on 8 June. Grégory Clemente, CEO ...

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Côte d’Ivoire: PROPARCO is strengthening its partnership with ADVANS-CI, ECOBANK-CI and SIB to support Ivorian companies affected by the crisis

During the visit to Côte d’Ivoire by Mr. Franck Riester, the French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, PROPARCO and the financial institutions ADVANS-CI, ECOBANK-CI ...

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Call for Projects from African Entrepreneurs: The Social and Inclusive Business Camp

The Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) is committed to supporting impact entrepreneurs and is launching its fifth call for applications open to project initiators from all over Africa. ...

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PROPARCO and DEG sign a USD 65m loan to MCB to support its clients affected by the Covid-19 crisis

A USD 65m loan has been signed between Proparco, its German counterpart DEG and Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB). The objective is to support Mauritian businesses affected by the crisis ...

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Proparco is committed to supporting the development of mini-hybrid solar networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Through a €1 million investment in the company Nuru, Proparco is helping to improve access to clean and accessible electricity for households and businesses. Proparco thus illustrates the ...

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Proparco participates in the first close of Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

African private equity fund manager Ascent today announced the first rolling close of its Ascent Rift Valley Fund II (ARVF II) at more than USD 100 million, significantly exceeding its initial ...

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Choose Africa launches the FISEA+ facility: a new EUR 210m investment capacity for African MSMEs

In 2009, AFD Group set up the FISEA facility with the objective of promoting economic growth and the creation of start-ups and MSMEs on the continent. As the initial investment capacity of EUR ...

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