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2015

DATABANK INVESTS IN HIGH IMPACT POULTRY IN BURKINA FASO

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITY OF THE AFRICAN AGRICULTURE FUND VIDEO

DATABANK AWARDED DEAL OF THE YEAR (SMALL CAP) AT PRIVATE EQUITY AFRICA AWARDS

TAF LAUNCHES A €230,000 AGRODEALER CAPACITY BUILDING SCHEME IN MADAGASCAR

2014

DATABANK RECOGNISED AT THE THIRD PRIVATE EQUITY AFRICA SUMMIT & AWARDS, 30 July 2014

Global funds for African farmers, The Africa Report, 22 July 2014

DATABANK CONCLUDES FERTILIZER INVESTMENT IN AFRICA’S LARGEST PE MARKET, 9 July 2014

Case Study: Turning excrement into big bucks , The Africa Report, March 2014

2013

THE AAF SME FUND ENTERS NIGERIA VIA INVESTMENT IN BAKERY, 13 December 2013

THE AAF SME FUND INVESTS IN ZAMBIAN FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION COMPANY, 11 October 2013

'Databank Agrifund Manager Limited (DAFML), has successfully closed its investment in Matonjeni Marketing, an upcoming food and beverage company focusing on the production, processing and marketing of beverages and food enhancers...'

THE AAF SME FUND INVESTS IN LEADING ZIMBABWE AGRI-PROCESSING COMPANY, 30 September 2013

Harvesting the agri potential of Cameroon, Farmsecure, July 2013

West End Farms realise its potential with Farmsecure, Farmsecure, July 2013

THE AAF SME FUND INVESTS IN LEADING MADAGASCAR ORGANIC FERTILISER COMPANY, 23 July 2013

'The AAF SME Fund, a private equity fund focused on African food production and processing at the small and medium enterprise (SME) level, managed by Databank Agrifund Manager Limited (DAFML), has successfully closed its investment in Guanomad S.A., Antananarivo, Madagascar. Guanomad is a leading producer of guano-based organic fertilizer products, which are an affordable and effective alternative to the traditional chemical fertilizers...'

2012

THE AAF SME FUND INVESTS IN CAMEROONIAN COMMERCIAL FARM, 5 NOVEMBER 2012

'The AAF SME Fund, managed by Databank Agrifund Manager Limited (DAFML), has successfully closed its first transaction with an investment in West End Farms (WEF). This SME venture is one of the leading mixed farming enterprises in Cameroon with farms and a cattle ranch across various locations in the country...'

THE AAF SME FUND FIRST CLOSES AT US$ 30 MILLION, 13 FEBRUARY 2012

"The AAF SME Fund has achieved a first closing at US$ 30 million. This is an independently managed subfund of the African Agriculture Fund (AAF), Africa’s first private equity fund focused solely on food production throughout the continent. The launch of this niche private equity fund represents a milestone for the development of Africa’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) linking local enterprise with international sources of finance...'

2011

TAF LAUNCH PRESS RELEASE, OCTOBER 2011

'The 10-million Euro (US$ 13.3 million) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) linked to the African Agriculture Fund (AAF), a private equity fund, managed by Phatisa, has been launched.

AAF was specifically designed to address food security challenges across the African continent. Reaching its first closing at US$ 151 million and commencing operations in January 2011, the AAF has a total target size of US$ 300 million. At first close, US$ 30 million of the fund has been allocated to investments in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through the dedicated AAF SME Fund. The purpose of the TAF is to provide technical assistance to agriculture and food related businesses that receive investment through the AAF, allowing them to create new opportunities for smallholder farmers, farmer business groups and rural communities. TechnoServe has been appointed to implement the day to day activities of this facility...'

          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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