TriLinc Global Impact Fund Approves EFA Group as Sub-Advisor, and Expands Its Capability for Market-based Impact Investments in Southeast Asia

TriLinc Global Impact Fund has approved a new term loan sub-advisor
for business expansion and socioeconomic development in Southeast Asia,
broadening its current term loan and trade finance investment
capabilities in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TriLinc Global Impact Fund (“TriLinc”) announced that it has approved a
new Investment Manager, Eurofin Investments Pte. Ltd. and its affiliate,
EFA RET Management Pte Ltd. (together “EFA Group”), to act as a
sub-advisor on term loan investment opportunities in Southeast Asia.

TriLinc is an impact investing fund that provides growth-stage loans and
trade finance to established small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) in
developing economies where access to affordable capital is significantly
limited. Impact Investing is defined as investing with the specific
objective of achieving a competitive financial return as well as
creating positive, measurable impact in communities across the globe.

TriLinc complements its global macroeconomic portfolio optimization and
management with investment services from experienced sub-advisors that
have solid track records in target asset classes and geographies, and
ample access to high-quality investment pipeline.

EFA Group is a Southeast Asia-headquartered asset manager that
specializes in term loan and trade finance strategies, respectively,
through its affiliated firms. Since inception in 2003, EFA Group has
deployed over $5.4 billion in trade finance and term loan transactions
globally, including over $107 million in term loan transactions in
TriLinc’s target geographies of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and
Philippines. Headquartered in Singapore with offices in London, Geneva,
Istanbul, and Dubai, EFA Group is a signatory to the United
Nations-support Principles for Responsible Investment and is managed by
an experienced team of investment professionals with in-depth market
knowledge and extensive in-country networks.

EFA Group’s term loan strategy leverages robust track records, credit
histories, and relationships with borrowers from its trade finance
portfolio. The synergy between the affiliated firms’ capitalizes on
proprietary information and market intelligence, enabling EFA Group to
execute structured senior secured mid-term loans to middle-market
enterprises operating along the region’s real economy value chains.
Through its complementary lending strategies, EFA Group structures term
loan products with strong collateral packages that include hard assets
as well as service contracts, inventory, and share pledges.

The execution of EFA Group’s term loan strategy is led by the firm’s
principals who have over 50 years of combined experience in lending
strategies throughout the region, including past tenures at Rabobank
Singapore, Noble Trade Finance Limited, FINCO Asia, PwC, and Calyon CIB.
EFA Group’s investment activities are supported by a global network of
more than 50 employees who provide strategic deal origination, credit
underwriting, asset management, operations, and financial administration
expertise. EFA Group’s experienced team and extensive track record of
facilitating timely and flexible financing to growth-stage enterprises
in the region is deepened by a diverse investor base, including top-tier
pension funds, insurance companies, fund of funds, and family offices.

“Partnering with EFA Group represents an exciting opportunity for
TriLinc to expand its term loan capabilities in Southeast Asia and take
advantage of the impact opportunities we have observed in the region,”
said Gloria Nelund, TriLinc’s CEO. “EFA Group’s deep market knowledge,
in-country networks, and longstanding borrower relationships provides a
platform for TriLinc to continue delivering risk-adjusted returns to our
investor base while supplying a critical source of capital to the
region’s growing SME segment.”

Francois Dotta, Chief Executive Officer and Partner of EFA Group,
stated: “We are excited about partnering with TriLinc and its Southeast
Asia term loan strategy as we have witnessed a growing unmet demand for
mid-term growth-stage capital throughout the region. Furthermore, we are
highly motivated by TriLinc’s financial and non-financial mandate and
see this partnership as a unique opportunity to align our own philosophy
of generating competitive returns from investments in businesses that
are both financially sustainable and socially responsible with that of
TriLinc’s impact thesis.”

About TriLinc Global Impact Fund

TriLinc is a non-traded, externally managed, limited liability company
that makes impact investments in SMEs in developing economies that
provide the opportunity to achieve both competitive financial returns
and positive measurable impact. TriLinc invests in SMEs through
experienced local market sub-advisors, and expects to create a
diversified portfolio of financial assets consisting primarily of
collateralized private debt instruments. TriLinc’s investment objectives
are to generate current income, capital preservation and modest capital
appreciation. In addition, the Company aggregates and analyzes social,
economic, and environmental impact data to track progress and measure
success against stated objectives.

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TriLinc Global Impact Fund
Gloria Nelund, 310-220-0871
Executive Officer