Private equity forms an integral part of impact investing at BlueOrchard. As shareholders, our fund investments enable growth, profitability and impact by working closely with portfolio companies.
We invest where it matters most, in frontier and emerging markets and in sectors with direct social and environmental impact. We typically seek to invest between $3m and $15m in equity capital, serving mid-sized companies that are underserved by international investors.
Value creation and impact
We back innovative and well-run businesses that share our values and consider positive social and environmental impact essential to their mission. Our aim is to help these businesses grow and succeed in the market and in pursuing their impact objectives. To this end, we work closely alongside them, focusing on strategy, products, distribution, processes and operations on a case-by-case basis, and leveraging on our network of stakeholders (investors, Development Finance Institutions, strategic partners and portfolio companies). In addition, BlueOrchard’s impact measurement experts can assist the business in introducing SDG reporting.
A shared understanding with respect to timing and form of exit is part of our investment approach. When exiting we aim to leave the business stronger and with the right partners.
BlueOrchard’s Private Equity Team possesses a combined experience of over 50 years and an established track record of frontier and emerging market investment. We leverage analytic rigor and sectoral expertise to best serve our mandates and capitalize on target market opportunities. The team draws on the expertise of our sector networks and business partners. In certain cases, Technical Assistance Facilities may be made available, funding the acquisition of specific expertise for the businesses we partner with.