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Fund launches to drive SME development in Malawi

Business Partners International (BPI), a specialist fund management company providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and technical assistance support to viable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in select African countries, has announced the launch of the US $10 million Business Partners International Malawi SME Fund aimed at providing risk finance to local entrepreneurs and SMEs. Key investors of the fund include the IFC (Internationa...
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Business Partners launches $30 million African SME Fund to drive business development across continent

Business Partners International (BPI), a subsidiary of Business Partners Limited and the fund management company which supports the growth of viable small and medium businesses (SMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa, has raised $30 million for its Business Partners Southern Africa SME Fund. This fund will provide risk finance to local entrepreneurs and SMEs in Malawi, Namibia and Zambia. It was launched to meet the growing demand for access to finance and ...
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Economic growth in Africa provides opportunity for SMEs

The World Economic Forum, recently held in Cape Town, highlighted the substantial economic growth that is expected to occur on the African continent over the next five years. It is predicted that Africa will have six or seven of the fastest-growing economies in the world, as well as the largest overall growth of any continent within the next five years. According to Mark Paper of Business Partners International, speaking in light of Africa Day, c...
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SA should look to African entrepreneurs for inspiration

The recently released Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa survey revealed that 57% of respondents consider becoming an entrepreneur desirable career choice. According to Mark Paper, Chief Operating Officer of Business Partners International, a specialist fund management company providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and added-value services to viable SMEs in selected African countries, this finding is extremely positive for the gr...
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