Today, XSML, the fund manager active in Central Africa, announced the first close of the African Rivers Fund at USD 45 million. The African Rivers Fund is XSML’s second fund under management, after its maiden fund the Central Africa SME Fund (CASF), bringing total assets under management to USD 65 million.
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Today, Dutch fund manager XSML announced the final close of its Central Africa SME Fund (CASF). With increased commitments from two of its existing investors, FMO and Lundin Foundation, the fund reached a final close of USD 19 million.
In 2010, the World Bank focused on these countries in our World Development Report on Conflict, Development, and Security. One of the conclusions of that report was that private sector development is a key factor in infrastructure and logistics, local banking, service delivery, and job creation – to show early results as well as longer-term … Continued
Investment in Central Africa is in its early stages and already the fearless few, attracted by vast opportunities in natural resources, have started to test the waters.