The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the availability of alternative equity funding to small businesses in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region by committing an additional $10 million in favour of the SPE Africa Industrialisation Fund I (AIF I).

AIF I is a regional equity fund investing in equity and quasi-equity in small and lower mid-cap companies, predominantly in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. The fund is managed by SPE Cap...