Select news about the recent activities of Sahel Capital, and its partners, clients, investors, and portfolio companies are presented below:

NSIA moves to Fill Gaps in Agriculture Value Chain

August 18, 2016.

Nigeria’s quest to diversify its economy from oil and growing agriculture seems to be gathering momentum as the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has signed an agreement with Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) of South Africa, and African Agri-Investments (UFF) Agri-Fund for the establishment of a $200 million agriculture co-investment vehicle.

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AfDB Commits to Investing in FAFIN

August 7, 2016.

The African Development Bank approved a $9 million equity investment in the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria. The fund, which is managed by Sahel Capital, held a $34 million close in July last year and counts a number of other development finance institutions among its backers.

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FAFIN Invests in Dayntee Farms

August 7, 2016.

Sahel Capital is investing an undisclosed amount in a deal for Dayntee Farms, a commercial poultry farm located in Nigeria’s Kwara State.

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United Kingdom’s CDC to Invest in Zambeef

August 4, 2016.

Zambeef Products, the Zambian agricultural company, rose the most on record in London after announcing a $65 million investment by the U.K.’s Commonwealth Development Corp.

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DGGF mulls $7m commitment to FAFIN

June 27, 2016.

The Dutch Good Growth Fund is mulling a $7 million commitment to Sahel Capital‘s Fund of Agricultural Finance in Nigeria or FAFIN. The fund, which held a $34 million close in July last year, is aiming to raise a total of $55 million to invest in equity and quasi-equity deals in growth stage SMEs in the West African country.

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Sovereign wealth fund rises to N213.674b

April 3, 2016.

According to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority ( NSIA), operators of the country’s SWF, the growth represents a 20 per cent leap in total assets.

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FAFIN Invests in Diamond Pearls

December 18, 2015.

Sahel Capital, fund managers of Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (“FAFIN”), is pleased to announce its investment in Diamond Pearls Agro Allied Limited, a fast growing edible oil processing company in Nigeria.

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Africa’s Unique Opportunity to Promote Inclusive Growth

July 9, 2015. Six years after the global recession began, many parts of the world are still struggling to [...] Read more

Dairy Farming in Nigeria

June 6, 2015.

FOR Muhammadu Abubakar, life is an uphill struggle. Farming in Nigeria is tricky at the best of times. Only the brave or the downright crazy would think of dealing in a perishable product like milk.

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FAFIN Set to Tackle Funding Challenge of Small-Holder SMEs Farmers

April 8, 2015. The Managing Partner of Sahel Capital, a leading fund manager and advisory firm, which is also [...] Read more
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