SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Expanding the private sector and creating jobs in North Africa

SIFEM is investing Euro 10m in Maghreb Private Equity Fund IV and will help to promote growth and job creation in a region, which is still recovering from the Arab Spring and where private investors are still reluctant to invest.

MPEF IV will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-market companies in North Africa (including Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia). The fund’s strategy will target companies that are well-established in their local markets and that have the potential to scale up their activities at the regional level, in the Mediterranean basin, and across the African continent.