Advans SA SICAR is a Venture Capital Investment Company created in August 2005 by Advans International (formerly Horus Development Finance), together with several development finance institutions EIB, FMO, IFC, FISEA (AFD group), KfW and CDC. Advans SA is incorporated in Luxembourg with its operating headquarters at Advans International in Paris. Advans vision is to build a model group of financial institutions which contribute to strengthening local businesses, creating and sustaining jobs and improving clients’ living standards in order to foster private sector-led economic and social development in Africa, the Middle-East and Asia.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. Working with private enterprises in about 100 countries, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. In 2014, IFC provided more than USD 22 billion in financing to improve lives in developing countries and tackle the most urgent challenges of development. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. With its decades of experience, KfW is committed to improving economic, social and ecological living conditions all around the world on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states. To do this, it supplied funds totalling EUR 74.1 billion in 2014 alone. The focal points of its work include: promotion of small and medium-sized companies and start-ups, provision of equity capital, programmes for energy-efficient refurbishment of residential buildings, support of measures to protect the environment, educational finance for retail customers, funding programmes for municipalities and regional development banks, export and project finance and the promotion of developing and emerging market countries. In Germany, KfW Group is represented by locations in Frankfurt, Berlin, Bonn and Cologne. Its network includes about 80 offices and representations around the world.
Société Générale is a leading Bank in Ghana, with 47 networked branches, agencies and outlets and is member of the Ghana Club 100. The Bank operates in three distinct markets namely Retail, SME and Corporate. Société Générale’s mission is to create the preferred banking institution using Professionalism, Team Spirit and Innovation to provide quality products and services that best satisfy the needs of its customers. The Bank believes in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. At Société Générale, Corporate Social Responsibility is interpreted as To Care; To Share; and To Respect. Société Générale is a subsidiary of the Société Générale Group, one of the leading financial services groups in the Euro zone.