An Impact Investment Fund for (Dutch) Retail Investors

Triodos Investment Management, a EUR 2.5 billion AUM Impact Asset Manager launched its first retail product earlier this week. The Triodos Multi Impact Fund Currently is only available on the Dutch market via its mother company Triodos Bank, as well as by Rabobank. It will be available on Euronext Fund Service from 1 December 2015. This is

DealFlow Nov. 12-19: ImpactAlpha’s Roundup of Investments, Raises and Exits

Mid-November seems to be season for new impact funds. TOMS launches social enterprise fund. “Buy one-get one” poster child TOMS has started its own fund for social start ups. The popular canvas shoe maker seeded the fund with capital it raised by selling 50 percent of company to Bain Capital last year. Bain answered some of the

Find ‘Hot Leaders’ in Barometer of African Investing for Impact

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation an Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town has released the third edition of its African Investing for Impact Barometer, a compelling snapshot of strategies deployed in Kenya, South Africa, and (for the first time) Nigeria, to combine financial returns with positive impact on society and the environment. These

DealFlow Nov. 5-12: ImpactAlpha’s Weekly Roundup of Investments, Raises and Exits

What, where, when and how impact capital flowed this week...See more impact deals in ImpactAlpha’s DealFlow section. Send your dealflow news to info@dev.impactalpha.com. Mexican impact fund raises via public markets. Venture capital firm IGNIA has reached a $90 million first close on its second fund with commitments from domestic pension funds. The Mexican pension funds, which were

DealFlow: ImpactAlpha’s Weekly Roundup of Investments, Raises and Exits

What, where, when and how impact capital flowed this week...See more impact deals in ImpactAlpha’s DealFlow section. Send your dealflow news to info@dev.impactalpha.com. Latino small businesses get a boost. The Surdna Foundation is boosting its support for Latino small businesses with a $2 million program-related investment, along with grant support. The investment is intended to accelerate lending among Latino-led

Bamboo Finance Raises First $10 Million for New African Ag Fund

Bamboo Finance is moving to fill the financing gap for small- and mid-sized African agribusinesses. The Luxembourg-based private equity firm has raised the first $10 million for its planned $50 million “Nisaba” impact fund from Louis Dreyfus Holding, a major global agriculture conglomerates. Bamboo expects to achieve a first close and begin making investments by mid-2016. Bamboo

UK Youth Employment Social Impact Bond Hits Payout Milestones

Investors who backed a  pay-for-success program in London have been alerted that the “success” part has panned out. The “social impact bond,” or SIB, raised £900,000 ($1.4 million) to boost at-risk youth employment. It was backed by UK’s Department for Work and Pensions. Now that the program has met its outcomes targets required, the agency