Kinnevik invests MUSD 14 in African micro finance company

15 Oct 2007, 8:40 AM
Investment AB Kinnevik publ. ("Kinnevik") today announced that it has financed the African micro finance company Bayport with USD 14 million. The financing is provided as a blend of debt and equity.
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