Online legal company Afriwise secures investment from Belgian financiers

AFRICA – Afriwise, an online legal-information solution across Africa, has received an investment from Belgian financiers Jacques Emsens and Christophe de Limburg Stirum, they have also joined the company’s board of directors. Afriwise will now be able to accelerate its expansion by adding new countries and more in-depth content to its platform, as well as by further technological development. The fresh round of funding and the expertise and network of the new investors are expected to be a major boost to the company. “We are still at the beginning of…

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Belgian VM Steel partners Moroccan Steel company to supply metallurgical products

MOROCCO – VM Steel, a Belgian stock-listed exporter of a wide range of steel products has launched, in partnership with Moroccan K-Steel Service Senhadji & Trade (K-3S & T), a subsidiary, VM Steel Maroc, in Morocco from where it aims to conquer the African continent.  The subsidiary is the first international branch of the Belgian steel giant which is thus gaining foothold in Morocco to supply specialized metallurgical products, with the ambition to become for its customers “the benchmark in terms of supply in steel products,” announced VM Steel Maroc, in a press…

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Belgian private investors participate in The SDG Frontier Fund first closing of US$28m

AFRICA – The SDG Frontier Fund has reached its first closing at €25.3 million (US$28.78m) with the participation of nine Belgian private investors together with BIO, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries. The SDG Frontier Fund (referring to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations), targets to reach €50 million (US$56.8m) in subsequent closings. “The SDG Frontier Fund further strengthens the dynamism of Belgian Development Cooperation. It joins forces with private investors by leveraging classical development aid. The SDG Frontier Fund comes at a critical time to continue…

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