Press releases • Jan 19, 2021 14:17 UTC
Swedfund invests 10 MUSD through a senior unsecured loan to one of India’s leading providers of microfinance services - Satin Creditcare Network Ltd – with services aimed exclusively at women.
Press releases • Dec 11, 2020 09:09 UTC
The Swedish Development Finance Institution Swedfund is making an additional investment in African Development Partners (“ADP”) III to further support the development of the private sector in Africa. The fund will contribute to significant social development by creating new jobs and tax revenues through its investments across the African continent. The fund exercises active ownership with a clear
Press releases • Oct 26, 2020 10:13 UTC
Swedfund, is pleased to announce its investment in Kasha Globa. Kasha’s platform enables access, education and confidential distribution of women’s contraceptives, menstrual and health products, primarily to underserved women. Kasha’s platform supports both offline and online e-commerce, using any type of mobile phone, with or without internet access.
Press releases • Sep 03, 2020 09:55 UTC
Today Swedfund announces an investment of USD 10m in African Rivers Fund 3 (ARF 3), together with IFC, FMO, BIO and DGGF. African Rivers Fund 3 will primarily provide loan financing to small and medium-sized companies in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), Uganda and Angola.
Press releases • Jun 24, 2020 07:35 UTC
Developing countries' infrastructure for healthcare is deficient and the pressure on healthcare facilities is greatly increasing as the Covid-19 virus spreads. The Swedish development finance institution Swedfund invests in the Indian fund HealthQuad II, targeting early-stage companies in the health sector that creates long-term positive effects for India's growing population.
Swedfund supports healthcare actors in Nigeria, Madagascar and India with Covid-19 related emergency response
Press releases • May 26, 2020 13:50 UTC
Pressure on healthcare facilities is greatly increasing in developing countries as the Covid-19 virus spreads. Based on long experience of working with sustainable investments in developing countries Swedfund supports actors in the healthcare sector in Nigeria, Madagascar and India with a total of 2,2 million SEK. The support includes personal protective equipment, medicines, and transports.
Press releases • May 22, 2020 13:29 UTC
Press releases • May 05, 2020 08:21 UTC
Several clinics and hospitals have already received support. Now support is also going to a cancer clinic in Ghana as well as a healthcare facility in Liberia. At the top of the priority is protective masks, education and the possibility to separate people who are infected with Covid-19 from other patients and healthcare workers.
Swedish investments in clinics and hospitals in Sub-Sahara Africa receive 5 million SEK in emergency support due to Corona
Press releases • Apr 14, 2020 07:54 UTC
The Swedish development finance institution Swedfund has long experience of working in developing countries and was during the Ebola outbreak active in the countries most affected in Africa. Based on theexperience of investing in Africa, Swedfund has asked all its hospitals and clinics to specify how Swedfund can assist them in protecting personnel, clinics and hospitals from the Corona pandemic
Press releases • Apr 02, 2020 09:36 UTC
According to WHO, more than 300 000 women died in 2015 from pregnancy related causes. Two thirds of these deaths occurred in Sub Saharan Africa. Some of the gaps leading to poor outcomes are delays in seeking care, delays in action or inadequate care by providers. Gaps that Jacaranda Maternity addresses through its maternal care model.
Press releases • Jan 15, 2020 12:15 UTC
Swedfund commits 15 million dollars to Metier Sustainable Capital II, a fund focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investments in renewable energy, the fund will also invest in projects for resource efficiency in areas such as water and waste management.
Press releases • Dec 20, 2019 15:17 UTC
LOLC Group subsidiary and LOFC (LOLC Finance PLC) has signed an agreement with Swedfund, to receive a total of 10 million dollars in a Senior Loan. LOFC is a leading financial institution in Sri Lanka that enables financial inclusion, an increased tax base and job creation. For Swedfund these are important tools to reduce poverty and support democratic development.
Press releases • Dec 18, 2019 10:39 UTC
Swedfund joins several other European development finance institutions in a subordinated 15 million dollar-loan to Georgia's second largest bank, Bank of Georgia. Through lending to small and medium-sized companies in a systemically important bank, Swedfund contributes to supporting growth in Georgia.
Swedfund strengthens the support of African companies through investment in African Development Partners III
Press releases • Dec 04, 2019 08:37 UTC
Sweden's development financial institution Swedfund has invested 15 million dollars in the African Development Partners III fund. With this investment, Swedfund sees an opportunity to continue to contribute to the sustainable development and growth of more companies in Africa. The Fund exercises active ownership with a clear focus on ESG issues such as business ethics and anti-corruption.
Swedfund to join IFC and other DFI:s in platform investment within healthcare in East and Southern Africa
Press releases • Nov 29, 2019 15:06 UTC
Swedfund, have together with the Development financial institutions IFC, Proparco, Finnfund and the Danish Investment Fund for Developing countries - IFU, invested in Hospital Holdings Investment (HHI) holding company, launched at the Investment for Africa Forum in Cairo on November 23rd, 2019.
Press releases • Sep 13, 2019 12:28 UTC
For the first time The UN PRI has launched a Leaders’ Group to highlight leading practices in Responsible Investing. Together with 47 other institutional investors, Swedfund has been selected amongst more than 2,300 signatories.
Press releases • Aug 16, 2019 11:13 UTC
Today, 7 out of every 10 new hospital beds in Asia, are built by the private sector. With an investment of USD 15 million in Quadria Capital Fund II, Swedfund will reach the healthcare sector in South and South East Asia, through investments in areas such as healthcare services, pharma and laboratory businesses in countries like India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Press releases • Jul 05, 2019 08:22 UTC
Over the past year Swedfund has assessed a number of investment opportunities in the resource efficiency space in order to broaden Swedfund’s scope within climate and further align Swedfund’s mission with the Paris Agreement. Swedfund, as one of several European development finance institutions, has now invested in South Asia Growth Fund II (SAGF II).
Press releases • Apr 08, 2019 11:23 UTC
Solar Energy to 360 million people - but lack of responsible management of e-waste can become the dark side of the off grid market in developing countries.
Press releases • Aug 08, 2018 06:44 UTC
Swedfund continues investing in renewable energy projects by committing to invest USD 15 million in shares of JCM Power. JCM develops, builds and operates solar- and wind power plants in developing countries.