Fueling Growth in West Africa's Financial Landscape

The Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), an impact investment arm of Afreximbank, announces its investment in Bloom Africa Holdings Limited (BAHL), a leading regional financial services platform operating across West Africa. This strategic partnership aims to drive BAHL's expansion initiatives within the burgeoning financial services sector of the region.

BAHL's Robust Presence

BAHL, through its subsidiary Bloom Bank Africa, operates as a network of full-service commercial banks spanning Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Catering to a diverse clientele, including retail and corporate customers, SMEs, and the public sector, BAHL is committed to promoting financial inclusion and trade facilitation through innovative banking solutions and accessible products.

Catalyzing Growth and Innovation

FEDA's investment in BAHL underscores its commitment to fostering economic development and innovation within West Africa's financial ecosystem. By supporting BAHL's expansion endeavors, FEDA seeks to bolster the company's platform and services, driving broader access to financial services and catalyzing economic growth across the region.

Strengthening Regional Collaboration

Gabriel Edgal, Director of BAHL and Group CEO and Chairman of Oakwood Green Africa, expresses enthusiasm for the strategic partnership with FEDA, highlighting its potential to strengthen BAHL's presence in Gambia and pave the way for expansion into other countries. This collaboration underscores the shared commitment to driving economic progress and financial inclusivity in West Africa.

A Testament to Strategic Alignment

Marlène Ngoyi, CEO of FEDA, emphasizes the significance of the investment in BAHL as a culmination of strategic partnerships aimed at advancing key initiatives such as the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) and MANSA. The growth of BAHL is poised to align seamlessly with the advancement of these initiatives, further propelling economic development across the region.

Driving Sustainable Economic Growth

As FEDA joins forces with BAHL to fuel its expansion in West Africa, the partnership symbolizes a shared commitment to driving sustainable economic growth and fostering financial inclusion. By leveraging strategic investments and collaborative efforts, FEDA and BAHL aim to unlock new opportunities, empower communities, and catalyze positive change across the region's financial landscape.