Verdant Capital and KfW establish new fund to support MSME growth in Africa

AFRICA – Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund (VCHF) has reached its first closing with committed capital of US$36 million. The fund is targeting high developmental impact, including job creation and income generation through Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and micro-entrepreneurship. The fund will be investing hybrid capital and subordinated debt instruments into inclusive financial institutions on a pan-African basis. The fund will…

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Verdant Capital closes four private equity-related transactions in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Verdant Capital, a specialist investment bank and investment manager, has closed four private equity-related transactions in South Africa with important fund raisings for Bridge Taxi Finance and Retail Capital, the sale of Nedan Oil and the sale of Baxi to MFS Africa. Verdant Capital has successfully raised US$20 million in debt financing for Bridge Taxi Finance from…

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