Posts Tagged ‘microfinance investment’

‘Global Impact 50 Index’ launched to increase Social & Microfinance Investments

Microfinance Focus, Sep 22, 2010: With an objective of unleashing $2 billion of new capital by 2016 to help address urgent global challenges, an initiative supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, ‘Global Impact 50’ – the first ever index of the top 50 impact investment fund managers that deliver social and environmental value in addition to financial returns was announced at The Clinton Global Initiative on ... Full story

Global Equities Bullish on Investment in Indian Microfinance amid some Concerns

Microfinance Focus, June 23, 2010: Bullish sentiments dominated the session on ‘Perspective from the marketplace’ at MCCM where leading international investors discussed the future investments of worldwide equities in Indian microfinance. Speaking of the industry which remained buoyant despite a global downturn, investors expressed their high optimism about the future influx of equity investments in the sector. Riding high on its 100 percent year-on-year growth, microfinance ... Full story

Private Equity: Fishing in Microfinance Water

 Private Equity: Fishing in Microfinance Water
Microfinance Focus, June 23, 2010 ( New Delhi) : The soaring microfinance industry has been luring private equity investors with its rapid growth and high returns.  Growing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 105%in the last five years it has emerged as an investment hotspot for private equity investors. In the ... Full story

PlaNet Finance creates subsidiary PlaNIS in partnership with Natixia, finaréa

Microfinance Focus, June 16, 2010: PlaNet Finance Group has recently creates a subsidiary company from PlaNIS in partnership with Natixis Asset Management and finaréa networks. PlaNIS was earlier a department which advised on microfinance investments. Currently with a team of 13 permanent staff, PlaNIS manages a portfolio of 165 million USD, spread over 77 Microfinance Institutions (MFI) in 30 countries, with various European microfinance funds. This ... Full story

Grassroots Capital’s Global Microfinance Equity Fund receives US$ 30 million from ABP

Microfinance Focus, April 06, 2010:   ABP, a Netherlands based Pension Fund has recently announced that it has committed US$ 30 million to Grassroots Capital’s Global Microfinance Equity Fund (GMEF). The fund closes at US$117. 5 million.With the investment in Grassroots Capital, ABP’s microfinance program to invest in both microfinance debt and private equity amounts to US$ 215 million. ABP started investing in microfinance in 2005. It ... Full story

Featured: Sam Daley-Harris – Champion of Microfinance movement

Featured: Sam Daley-Harris – Champion of Microfinance movement
By Denise Hughes, Microfinance Focus, March 12, 2010: Fearless and focused tenacity are the key character traits of Sam Daley-Harris, Director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign.  He is the man behind a movement.  I first met him in 1999 when I was interested in working for the Microcredit Summit.  He interviewed me for the position of Communications Director and it was trial by fire.  There ... Full story

Dexia Microcredit Fund posts positive result in January: BlueOrchard

By Matthew Fuchs Microfinance Focus, Feb 18, 2010: The Dexia Microcredit Fund (DMCF), managed by BlueOrchard, begun the year with a positive result, posting a return of 0.12% in January 2010 for the USD share class . According to the fund's monthly report, the fund also made four new investments in South, East and Central Asia totaling $7.4 million. The DMCF's NAV is $513 million, with ... Full story

ANALYSIS: Is microfinance investment on decline in Latin America?

By Matthew Fuchs Microfinance Focus, Feb 4, 2010: While microfinance institutions in Latin America are recovering as the general economic climate stabilizes, demand from MFIs for debt will remain subdued in the first half of 2010. And when growth returns, it is unlikely to be at the pace the industry has enjoyed previously. In terms of investment, Latin ... Full story

NBFC-Microfinance Bandhan raises US$ 10.7mn of equity capital from SIDBI

Microfinance Focus, Dec. 23, 2009: Bandhan Financial Services Private Limited (Bandhan), a Kolkata based Microfinance NBFC, today announced equity funding of US$ 10.7mn approx (Rs 50 Crore ) from SIDBI.  Unitus Capital was the sole financial advisor for this transaction. The newly infused equity will provide Bandhan with the impetus needed to consolidate operations in the states in which it is present and to expand to ... Full story

Intellecap to organise workshop on Equity raising in Microfinance

Microfinance Focus, Nov. 21, 2009: Intellectual Capital Advisory (Intellecap), a Hyderabad based microfinance investments and advisory firm is organising a workshop on “Equity Raising in Microfinance – Creating Opportunities for the Underserved”. The workshop will be held in Mumbai on 9th of December, 2009. The workshop aims to familiarise the participants with the investment process, knowledge and skills required to align their institution’s capital structure ... Full story

Incofin`s Microfinance Investment fund increases equity stake in FIE FFP Bolivia

Microfinance Focus , Nov. 09, 2009 : Incofin's Impulse Microfinance Investment Fund has increased its stake in Bolivian MFI “FIE Fondo Financiero Privado (FIE FFP)” in a secondary transaction from the Stichting Triodos Doen fund. With this transaction, Incofin and the Impulse Fund will own a combined 15% share in FIE, making it the second largest shareholder after FIE Holding. FIE FFP has a market share ... Full story
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