Kenya SME Fund

The Business Partners International Kenya SME Fund is a local Kenyan Investment Fund established by the International Finance Corporation, European Investment Bank, East African Development Bank, Sarona, CDC Group and Business Partners Limited.

The fund provides integrated investment and added-value solutions for small and medium entrepreneurs, from single-owner businesses to partnerships and multi-owner ventures. The Fund is managed by Business Partners International – a subsidiary of Business Partners Limited, South Africa’s leading investment company for small and medium enterprises.

We are promoters of sustainable development in local communities through supporting wealth creation for family entrepreneurs. Business Partners provide entrepreneurs with committed partnership, leadership and mentorship offering innovative risk finance solutions for firms that cannot access capital elsewhere.

We invest in local Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and provide post-investment value adding services, through the Technical Assistance Facility.

Business Partners financing is tailored to add value and match the financing and cash flow needs of the entrepreneur. We provide SME risk financing that combines secured loan financing, unsecured cash flow financing and minority equity financing, which provides preferential cash flows while providing the entrepreneur with access to finance they may not otherwise have, or be able to afford without sufficient collateral.

We provide financing and added value services of between US$50,000 and US$500,000.

Visit the Kenya SME Fund website

The Fund’s investors
Sarona European Investment Bank CDC Group
East African Development Bank International Finance Corporation