British International Investment

Ancile Trade Access Program Sub-Fund

Burkina FasoCote d'IvoireAfricaFinancial services

The Trade Access Program directly funds small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and trade intermediaries, such as agritechs, fintechs and alternative trade financiers. Their technological and digital solutions will help British International Investment reach much smaller borrowers who are active members of local supply chains. This first-of-its-kind programme will help to increase urgently needed liquidity to SMEs and target trade intermediaries in Africa.

The fund is a vehicle is managed by INOKS Capital specifically for British International Investment. It was launched in April 2022 with an initial capital of $25 million.

Investments made by BII into this fund:

Investment name Commitment Region Sector Start date Status
Investment 01 $50m Financial services March 2022 Active

Investments made by this fund into companies:

Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Ancile – Food Security (FS) Facility Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal West Africa Financial services December 2022 Active
Ancile – Trade Access (TA) Facility Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Togo Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa Financial services April 2022 Active

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