EFC Uganda is proud to be associated with the various organizations that have entrusted their support and funds to the Company owing to the favourable investment environment in Uganda, the investment opportunities seen in EFC and the market at large.
DID is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and fifth largest in the world, with over 7 million members and clients and assets of US$218 billion. Founded in 1900, today Desjardins Group is counted among the world’s strongest banks according to The Banker magazine. For 48 years, DID has been working to develop the inclusive finance sector in developing and emerging countries. DID targets increased access to diversified and secure financial services for all and the development of individual and collective wealth.
AfricInvest is a pan African Private Equity Fund Manager founded in 1994 with currently over USD 1 billion under management. AfricInvest is uniquely positioned as one of the most experienced private equity investors on the continent. AfricInvest has dedicated investment teams focused on North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and employs over 60 professionals based in seven offices. The teams benefit from strong, long-term support from both local and international investors, including leading development finance institutions worldwide. Since 1994, AfricInvest has invested in over 135 companies across 26 African countries in a variety of high growth sectors.
Uganda Gatsby Trust (UGT) was founded in 1994 through a partnership between the Gatsby Charitable Foundation (GCF) UK and the Faculty of Technology of Makerere University in Kampala. Its original idea was to support manufacturing and value adding businesses with consultancy services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and by linking final-year students at Makerere’s Faculty of Technology with SMEs. UGT’s current focus is to promote linkages with Makerere University as well as promote the academically gifted but challenged students through scholarships in disciplines that promote skills for self-employment and/or employability.
BIO supports private sector growth in developing and emerging countries by funding financial institutions, enterprises and infrastructure projects that are privately held. With equity capital of around 874 million euros, BIO provides tailored long-term financial products directly or through intermediaries. For clients, BIO also provides subsidies for technical assistance programs as well as feasibility studies to enhance business performance and strengthen the impact on sustainable development. BIO supports projects with a balance between return on investment and development impact.
Bamboo Financial Inclusion Mauritius is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bamboo Financial Inclusion Fund (BFIF). Launched in 2007, the Fund manages >USD 195 million in total commitments from institutional and individual investors, and invests in a range of microfinance institutions and funds worldwide. The Fund acquires minority stakes in the capital of its investees, while contributing to their development by sharing international experience, information, networks, knowledge, and by playing an active governance role at a board level. The Fund is managed by Bamboo Capital Partners a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game-changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns. Experts in energy, healthcare and financial services globally, Bamboo has offices in Luxembourg, Geneva, Bogota, Nairobi and Singapore.
ASN-Novib Microkredietpool (ANMF) is a regulated retail fund enabling private individuals to invest in microfinance institutions. Its goal is to encourage broader participation by all types of entrepreneurs in the market economies of developing countries. At the end of 2016, the fund had assets of EUR 240 million, invested in 80 MFIs globally. ANMF’s agent is Triple Jump, one of the world’s leading microfinance fund managers. Triple Jump offers professional fund management services to investors and provides debt and equity funding to microfinance institutions. Its advisory services help growing MFIs move to the next level by providing cost sharing grants and technical assistance.