2021 Climate Data Insight

Based on GPCA’s newly developed taxonomy of climate-dedicated businesses, the 2021 Climate Data Insight covers climate-focused private capital activity in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. GPC markets represent an outsized opportunity for climate-focused investors due to growing unmet energy demand, structural inefficiencies and… Read More

Inspired Evolution Leads USD15m Round for d.light

Inspired Evolution, through its Evolution II Fund, led a USD15m round for d.light, a US-headquartered solar energy company with operations in Africa and Asia, with participation from FMO, Norfund, Swedfund, Shell New Energies and KawiSafi Ventures. Read more… Read More

Actis Reaches USD4.7b Final Close for Energy Fund

Actis reached a USD4.7b final close for its Actis Energy 5, with an additional USD1.3b in capital for co-investments, exceeding the fund’s USD4b target. The vehicle will invest in power-generation projects globally, with a focus on emerging markets. Read more… Read More

Lendable Reaches USD49m First Close for Emerging Market Fintech Fund

Emerging market fintech credit provider Lendable reached a USD49m first close for its Lendable MSME Fintech Credit Fund. The vehicle, which has an initial target size of USD100m, will provide credit to African and Asian fintech companies that offer credit facilities and financial services to MSMEs. DFC, DFAT, Calvert, Ceniarth,… Read More

DFC Commits Combined USD35m to Atlantica Ventures and Blue Earth Capital

DFC committed USD25m to PG Impact Credit Strategies, a fund managed by Blue Earth Capital (formerly PG Impact Investments) targeting credit investment opportunities in SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia. DFC also committed USD10m to Altantica Ventures’ early-stage VC fund targeting seed through Series B investments… Read More

Mid-Year 2021 Global Private Capital Industry Data & Analysis

GPC 1H 2021 data on fundraising, investment and exit activity across Asia, Latin America, Africa, CEE and the Middle East   Key data takeaways:   All major markets posted year-over-year gains in private capital deal value and deal count as the tech-fueled recovery from the pandemic continues. VC deals drove the… Read More

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