BPI East Africa LLC

  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Regional
  • Sector: Investment funds
  • Year: 2015
  • Domicile: Mauritius
  • Instrument: Fund
  • Commitment (MNOK) as of 31.3.2017: 51.1
  • Original Commitment (MNOK): 51.1

Business Partners International East Africa, BPI EA,  is a new investment company as of 2015. It will increase access to finance for SMEs in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda - three IDA countries that all list access to finance as a major impediment for SME growth. BPI EA is not only supporting SMEs in the principal economic zones of each country, but up to 40% of their investments will be done to support SMEs in rural areas where access to finance is even more limited.

SMEs will play a critical role in the economic growth that is expected on the African continent and the finance that we will offer will contribute towards supporting this growth and job creation in Africa,” said Mark Paper, Chief Operating Officer at BPI in a press release in 2015.

Indirect investments

Investee Sector Country
Agruni Limited Manufacturing Rwanda
Alicomec Manufacturing Rwanda
Appleton Kindergarten and Montessori Sch Education Kenya
Atlas Windows Co Ltd Manufacturing Rwanda
Barrow Education Consult Ltd Education Rwanda
Bernard Otundo Manufacturing Kenya
Building Equipment and Material Supply Manufacturing Rwanda
Coadibu Limited Manufacturing Rwanda
Equator Apparels Limited Manufacturing Kenya
Fortune House LimIted Wholesale and retail Kenya
Immy Kamarade Numutako Financial services Rwanda
Imprimerie AZ Media Plus Manufacturing Rwanda
Imprimerie Papeterie Moderne Limited Wholesale and retail Rwanda
Inyamat Cafe and Restaurant Wholesale and retail Uganda
Jeanne d'Arc Uwingabiye and Jean Claude Financial services Rwanda
Masaka Farm Limited Wholesale and retail Rwanda
Mukono Bookshop Printers & Publishers Co Wholesale and retail Uganda
Musenga Properties Limited Financial services Rwanda
Ngwama Properties Limited Other industrial partnerships Rwanda
Ntinda Apartments Other industrial partnerships Uganda
Papyrus Co. Ltd Manufacturing Rwanda
Payless Services and Interior Designing Financial services Rwanda
Prime Auto Care Garage Ltd Financial services Rwanda
Promota Creations Limited Manufacturing Rwanda
Rivanas Properties Limited Wholesale and retail Regional
Rudasingwa Musiime Eugene Financial services Rwanda
Rudufu Limited Wholesale and retail Kenya
Sebunyana Geoffrey Financial services Rwanda
Security Company Against Robbery (SCAR) Financial services Rwanda
Show Pack Limited Manufacturing Kenya
Soft Group Company Limited Manufacturing Rwanda
Sphinx Pharmaceuticals Limited Manufacturing Kenya
St Maria Montessori School Limited Education Kenya
Starbright Services Limited Financial services Kenya
Touch Media Design Limited Financial services Rwanda
Treasure Company Limited Financial services Rwanda
Ukam Properties Ltd Other industrial partnerships Rwanda
Zebra Country Tours Financial services Rwanda

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