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Pymecapital Latin American Fund SA - Supporting enterprises in operations and management

Pymecapital Latin American Fund SA

Supporting enterprises in operations and management

Nicaragua

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Pymecapital Latin American Fund SA is a venture capital fund that is specialized in sustainable SMEs in Central and South America. Its main priority is to provide added value in operational and management activities by supporting the portfolio companies with financial and non-financial services.

The fund was founded in October 2007 as a result of a project that FBE (Fundación Bolivia Exporta) started 15 years earlier. In 1991, FBE, supported by an initiative of the World Bank, set up a large-scale risk capital fund for SMEs in Bolivia, providing risk capital, administration of financing programmes and technical assistance.

Following its success FBE decided to create a new fund called Pymecapital, allowing FBE to continue operating in Bolivia as a foundation while transferring new activities to the new organization. Today Pymecapital has investment and financing operations in Bolivia and Nicaragua, and has initiated activities in Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

Pymecapital’s current portfolio includes investments in the agro-industry, manufacturing and tourism. The fund strives to make both a financial and non-financial impact with its focus on social and environmental responsibility.

Pymecapital Latin American Fund SA has been an Oikocredit partner since 2009.

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