Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) and FAIRTRADE are organising an information meeting on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel from 8am to 12pm.
Kindly complete and email the Confirmation form (see download link below) if you wish to participate. Email completed form to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
AATIF is an impact investment fund based in Luxemburg and providing patient debt financing to agribusinesses along the entire agricultural value chain in Sub Saharan Africa.
Kindly note that participation is for only interested agribusiness private companies. Participation is at no cost.
Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) Brief
The Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF) is an innovative public private partnership dedicated to uplifting Africa’s food security potential. The fund aims to achieve this by supporting the growth of Africa’s food production, manufacturing, service provision and trade for the benefit of the population.
AATIF provides patient debt financing to agribusinesses along the entire agricultural value chain. The fund also has a complimentary Technical Assistance Facility that seeks to support both potential and/or existing investees to address various capacity issues such as governance, management and business systems and hence enable the growth of their businesses.
The fund’s priority investment region is Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the fund is open to consider investments from other countries in Africa.
AATIF’s target investments for the fund are:
¬ Direct Investment Companies: Companies active within the food production value chain that are seeking growth capital in agribusiness e.g. cooperatives, agro-processors, commercial farms etc.
¬ Financial Institutions: Financial institutions that have active agribusiness finance programs
¬ Intermediary Investment Companies: Agribusiness companies that work (in)directly with farmers either as suppliers of critical products and services to small scale farmers or as off-takers of their agricultural produce.
Salient features of type of investment and investment instruments:
Investment Eligibility Criteria:
¬ Stable financial performance after 3 years of exercise.
¬ Show impact: increase local income, accelerate employment, improve food security and provides funding (sub-loans) where the local financial sector underserves.
¬ Adequate risk management systems, governance structures and management capacity.
¬ Adheres to relevant social and environmental standards e.g. IFC Performance Standards.
¬ An equity ratio of 33% post AATIF investment for direct and intermediaries investees.
¬ For Financial Institutions, a maximum investment of the lesser of 10% of total assets and 20% total shareholder funds; based on latest figures
The typical investment process for AATIF is as shown below with historical timelines to financial close ranging between 8 weeks to 6+ months depending on type of investment and availability of relevant information.
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