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SEAF - private equity management company with global impact

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SEAF is a global impact private equity manager achieving meaningful and measurable impact results and positive financial returns by providing entrepreneurs in emerging markets with the capital, knowledge, and networks they need to grow their businesses. Since 1989, SEAF has made more than 425 investments across 40 funds in more than 31 countries.

SEAF has nearly 30 years of experience in SME investing, SEAF is intimately aware of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the management of their businesses.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Asia Women Impact Fund

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The Sasakawa Peace Foundation is a Japanese private foundation established in 1986 to enhance international cooperation.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation has set its focus on five priority goals from a mid- to long-term perspective:

  • Further strengthening the Japan–U.S. relationship
  • Expanding Japan's presence in Asia,
  • Enhancing understanding of and relationships with countries in the Middle East,
  • Establishing ocean governance, and
  • Empowering women to achieve gender equality in society.

Patamar Capital: Impact Investing Fund

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Patamar Capital (hereafter Patamar) is an impact investment funds working on gender lens investment in Viet Nam, strengthened by and in partnership with the Australian-funded program, Investing in Women.

By applying gender lens investing, Patamar Capital is committed to unlocking economic opportunities and driving positive social changes. By analyzing gender patterns and gender biases will allow Patamar to identify undervalued opportunities, resulting in better investment and portfolio management decisions, and improved returns for investors.

Beacond Fund

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In 2020, Beacon announces launch of an evergreen fund targeting female entrepreneurs in emerging Southeast Asia. Beacon Fund provide fit-for-purpose financing for women-led businesses and businesses that primarily and intentionally serve women and girls. Seeded by Patamar Capital, the Beacon Fund is the culmination of many years of engaging with and investing in female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia through a number of impact investing funds. This led the Beacon team to identify a significant opportunity amongst the “missing middle” of firms which do not fit the traditional VC/PE models which dominate the market. 


Partnership program between Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council and Standard Chartered Bank on financial assistance for women-owned businesses

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Due to the heavy impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, women-owned businesses have faced many difficulties: narrowed markets, stalled production and business, lack of capital, etc. To support members in overcoming financial difficulties, the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council has cooperated with commercial banks to develop and design credit support programs, improve corporate financial management capacity, including cooperation program with Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam signed in June 2020: A partnership program between the Council of Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs and Standard Chartered Bank on financial support for businesses run by women own.


«April 2024»


Ministry of Planning and Investment

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Vietnam CWE Project Team


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