Finnfund and Kasha began their negotiations in February of this year and as they were completed, the COVID-19 crisis had already begun to take full effect in the region. By chance, the partnership still made sense; but for a crisis that's been ravaging the global economy, how will COVID-19 impact operations for an investment firm that focuses on financing private companies in developing countries? Investment Manager, Johanna Raehalme joins CNBC Africa for more.
Women's health focused e-Commerce company, Kasha, has received a $1 million investment from Finnish financier, FinnFund. Originally the investment was to be used to increase the company's presence in Rwanda and Kenya, and to support its expansion into other African countries, but now with the COVID-19 crisis wreaking havoc worldwide, how will the company use this timely investment to contribute to relief? Kasha Founder and CEO, Joanna Bichsel joins CNBC Africa for more.
Africa Investment Forum: Eunomix CEO: How resource nationalism can be turned into a positive force in Africa
The interest of international investors in the African continent is growing, as can be seen by good attendance at the Africa Investment Forum held in Sandton. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters spoke to Markus Pietikäinen, Chief Investment Officer of Finnfund and Claude Baissac, CEO of Eunomix about their experience at the AIF, development of entrepreneurs, access to finance and other key issues.
Finnfund, a Finnish financial institution has invested a cash injection of $6 million into Zambian aquaculture company Yalelo. With over-fishing become a food security issue all over the World, Yalelo is creating sustainable solutions and affordable protein farming in Africa. Jari Matero, Associate Director, Head of Agri and Forestry Portfolio joins CNBC Africa for more.