Private Capital Advisory Facility (PCAF)

In partnership with Enterprise Partners(EP), Zemen Bank has launched a project to support the investment readiness of businesses and entrepreneurs in Ethiopia. This project named Private Capital Advisory Facility (PCAF) is a fixed term facility designed to educate entrepreneurs and the business community about the benefits and pitfalls of external capital from investors. Administered by the Bank, the facility will ensure local companies that are looking for external capital understand the requirements, the processes and the preferences of investors before deciding on accepting external capital. 

The first of segment of the project will focus on conducting a series of educational workshops which allow entrepreneurs and the business community to learn about Private Equity and its impact, the fund raising process and the need for professional advisory services. The objective of the workshop is to increase awareness of equity financing among businesses in order to help them make informed decisions.


Following the workshop, interested and qualified businesses will be selected by the Bank and EP to be matched with financial and strategic investors to pitch their businesses’ capital requirements. Once this is in place, and should businesses have preliminary agreement with the investors, Zemen Bank will provide an interest-free advance facility (to be repaid in 15 months) for the local entrepreneurs which will help them through the investment process. Using this advance facility, the business will hire an investment advisor who will among others prepare expansion business plans, feasibility studies, financial forecast, valuations and start the technical negotiations in the interest of the investor. Please see the manual for hiring and administering an investment advisor below. After a successful investment process, Zemen Bank will further allocate a long term loan (to be administered as per the Bank’s Credit Policy) as working capital

Is your business expanding? Do you want to learn about the different kinds of investors? Our next workshops will be carried out in JANUARY 2018 and you can register by filling the form below and emailing to
We have, thus far, enrolled over 50 businesses through the workshop and 15  interested as well as short listed businesses have been channeled to an investment match making program.


DOWNLOAD Manual for Hiring and Administering Advisors

DOWNLOAD Guide for Private Equity Investment

DOWNLOAD Workshop enrolement form


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