Fund Name: SEAF – Sichuan SME Investment Fund LLC (SSIF)
Target Regions/ Countries for Investment: China
Website (for more information): http://seaf.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&catid=30&Itemid=137&lang=en
Overview: Founded in 2001, the SEAF Sichuan SME Investment Fund (SSIF) works actively to fill the existing shortage of growth capital available to private enterprises in the Sichuan province. In so doing, the fund fuels the growth of the region’s most dynamic businesses, contributing to China’s overall economic development. Despite the fact that private enterprises in China generate an average annual employment rate of 25% compared to a declining employment rate in the state-owned and collective sectors, these companies face dramatic shortages in essential financing.