SJF Ventures Raises Fund III on Record of Successful Exits

SJF Ventures, one of the earliest private equity impact investors, is poised to wrap up fundraising for its $75 million third fund this month, pointing to the appeal of impact funds with strong track records and a history of successful exits. Managing director and co-founder David Kirkpatrick said the Durham, N.C., firm has raised $56

Exits: Method and GoodGuide Deals Offer Evidence

One of the enduring raps against impact investing is the scarcity of exits that return capital to investors. The acquisitions this summer of green cleaning brand Method Products Inc. and GoodGuide, a consumer products rating service, may help to allay such concerns. Both of the private-equity backed companies delivered solid cash-on-cash returns to their financial

New Database of 50 Impact Fund Managers

You want to make some impact investments – who are you going to call? Impact Assets, a nonprofit financial services firm, has released the ImpactAssets 50, a compendium of fund managers with a demonstrated commitment to delivering social and environmental impacts along with financial returns. Fund managers must meet multiple criteria, have at least $5