Private Capital Advisory Facility (PCAF)

In partnership with Enterprise Partners, Zemen Bank is launching a workshop to support the investment readiness of businesses and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia. This workshop named Private Capital Advisory Facility (PCAF) is a fixed term facility designed to educate entrepreneurs and the business community about the benefits of external capital from investors. Administered by the Bank, the workshop will ensure local companies that are looking for external capital understand the requirements, the processes and the preferences of investorsbefore deciding on accepting external capital.  The workshop also aims to address the pitfalls of accepting investors and the challengesthatentrepreneurs and the businessescommunity face during and after the investment process.  This program also aims to create the needed platform to help entrepreneurs and the business communityto interact with investors to understand each other’s needs and manage expectation.

Along with the workshop, Zemen bank is also launching an Investment Advisory (IA) program. This program is designedwith the aim of supporting entrepreneurs and business owners (investee) that undergo an investment process to retain the services of a professional investment advisor. The role of a typical investment advisor is to support the entrepreneurs and business owners in identifying a prospective investor, ensuring all investment documents are prepared to the satisfaction of both the investor and the investee, ensuring the investee understands the processes and preparing the investee for due diligence process and working towards retaining the services of a lawyer that provides the needed legal support during transaction phase.

Zemen Bank Advance Facility is a fund created by Enterprise Partners specifically to those entrepreneurs and business ownersthat are willing to undergo an investment process to apply for an interest free advancefacility to pay for the services of investment advisors. In short, the fund is created to pay for the workshop and to retainthe services of the investment advisors.

As such, if you are interested to attend the workshop, kindly DOWNLOAD and complete an Indication of Interest (IOI) including pertinent details about your businesses. These IOIs should then be scanned and emailed to michael.tsegaye@zemenbank.com Seats for the workshop is limited and Zemen Bank reserves its right to allocate limited seats on a first come first served basis.

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