Abraaj North Africa Fund II (ANAF II) will be the second fund managed by Abraaj Group in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt), after the Kantara (ANAF I) fund which Proparco subscribed to in 2008. Abraaj Group is a leader in venture capital in emerging markets, with USD 9bn of assets under management.
N.B.: This fund is now managed under the supervision of the provisional liquidator of Abraaj Group. In this context, the fund is continuing its strategy for companies in North Africa. It is contributing to the development of the local economic fabric in a region where equity is still hard to come by.
Proparco has made an equity investment in the generalist investment fund ANAF II, which is dedicated to financing companies in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, operating in a wide range of sectors: consumer goods, health services, education, pharmaceutical sector, industry, financial services. The unit investment amounts will range between USD 10m and USD 30m.
This operation will contribute to the development of the local economic base, in a region where equity remains a scarce resource. The fund is targeting about a dozen companies and could contribute to creating or maintaining some 200 jobs. The fund’s generalist strategy will also allow it to support key economic sectors for development in North Africa. Finally, the operation will allow the fund to improve the E&S risk management of its investment projects.
This information is given at the time of signature, without prejudice to any developments in the operation/project