Verdant Capital raises USD 10m of debt funding for Zeepay
By Edlyn Cardoza
Verdant Capital has raised USD 10 million of debt funding for Zeepay. The medium-term debt raise, which forms part of its A.5 series, comes to support Zeepay in a bid to augment its fast-growing remittance to wallet business.
The debt funding is intended to support the rapid growth of the business. In 2021, the company processed USD 1.8 billion in transaction volumes, cross-border and domestically. It is the vision of the Founder and Managing Director of Zeepay, Andrew Takyi-Appiah I, to reach the milestone of USD 200 billion in annual transaction volumes in the long term.
Godfried Boakye, Zeepay’s CFO, said: “The raise had become mission critical as we expand our service offering and African expansion.”
Zeepay’s business is enjoying multiple growth drivers, including growth in the number of mobile wallets in recipient populations and growth in the termination of the wallet as a percentage of global remittances. Zeepay is also expanding its value-added services (VAS), including credit offering and broadening and deepening its footprint in Africa (now terminating into 20 African countries). Zeepay is also expanding into the significant Caribbean and Latin American markets.
Kwabena Appenteng of Verdant Capital said, “We are delighted to see the close of this component of the round, and urge local financial institutions and pension funds to find their niche, to enable them to participate alongside international lenders in the future as we work to deepen the African fintech ecosystem”.
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