19 March 2024


Mar 18
Emerging Market Debt Finds Renewed Access amid Global Economic Optimism
A significant turnaround in the US credit market's emerging market debt segment signals new opportunities amid challenges. Discover the key drivers behind this revival and its implications for global economic recovery.
Source: BNN
Mar 18
Climate-Resilient Microfinance: The Need of the Hour
Climate change is not just an environmental issue; it is also a social and economic one. In regions highly dependent on agriculture, such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the effects of climate change can be particularly devastating, leading to decreased crop yields and food insecurity.
Source: Medium
Mar 17
Egypt-Based Fintech MNT-Halan Acquires Advans Pakistan Microfinance Bank
In a significant development for Pakistan’s financial sector, MNT–Halan Pak B.V., a Dutch-Egyptian financial market player, has received approval from the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) to acquire Advans Pakistan Microfinance Bank Limited.
Source: Innovation Village
Mar 15
Verdant Capital Advises USD 8 Million Senior Unsecured Debt Funding for US Plus
Verdant Capital has acted as financial advisor and arranger of a USD 8 million senior unsecured debt funding for US Plus Limited, a fast-growing specialist SME financing firm based in South Africa. The investor in the transaction is the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).
Source: Devdiscourse
Mar 15
Impact Fund Manager Investisseurs & Partenaires Joins Forces with Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Investisseurs & Partenaires (“I&P”) and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (“Miller Center”) have entered into a strategic partnership designed to strengthen capacity-building for entrepreneurs across African countries. Through this partnership, mentoring and training will be extended to I&P’s extensive portfolio of over 200 African entrepreneurs.
Source: NextBillion
Mar 14
Emerging Africa, Titan, Fleur Capital Partner to Establish AAA Impact Fund
The Emerging Africa Group (EAG), a leading pan- African investment bank and fund manager, has entered into a partnership with two leading Asian financial institutions to establish the Africa Asia Arabia (AAA) Impact Fund for investments across the continents.
Mar 14
Ukraine-Focused Fund Raises $350M, $100M above Target
Kyiv-based Horizon Capital has recently announced the fifth and final closing of its $350m (€322m) Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV (HCGF IV), beating its fundraising target by $100m (€92m). The fund nearly tripled funds raised since its first closing of $125m (€115m) in September 2022, receiving backing from a range of international investors.
Source: Impact Investor
Mar 13
D. Rozas, Founder, MIMOSA Project: Responsible Equity Exits - Lessons From Cambodia
When it comes to ensuring sustainable markets where client protection practices are respected by everyone, shareholders have the single greatest role to play – they set the strategy, they hire the CEOs, and when they sell their stakes, it’s their job to ensure that they turn control over to investors who will continue to honor client protection commitments.
Source: FinDev Gateway
Mar 13
IFC’s Landmark Investment to Ramp Up Sustainable Finance in Indonesia, Boost Resilience
Through a $200 million loan to PT Bank Shinhan Indonesia (BSI)—a corporate and retail finance bank in the country—IFC aims to boost sustainable financing while supporting the nation's climate goals, including a first of its kind blue finance component.
Source: IFC
Mar 13
India: GCF Approves $24.5 Million Investment in Avaana Capital’s Climate and Sustainability Fund
Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund, with a total value of $120 million (including $24.5 million investment from the Green Climate Fund), aims to foster climate innovation and sustainability in India.
Source: pv magazine

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