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Acumen Capital Markets I
GIIRS Pioneer
Fund Manager Name: Acumen Fund
Fund Manager Website: www.acumenfund.org
Rated: 03.16.2012

Fund Description

The Fund is a pioneering investment fund, targeting innovative companies that deliver critical products and services to a “bottom of the pyramid” (“BOP”) customer base in East Africa and South Asia.

Fund Mission

The Fund seeks significant social impact and will make investments in companies serving low-income markets. This investment strategy is consistent with Acumen Fund’s charitable mission of providing investment capital to social entrepreneurs that seek to build viable businesses that serve the BOP.

Vintage Year

2009

Geographic and Industry Investment Targets

Target Industry

Agriculture, forestry & fishing | Electricity, gas & air conditioning | Human health & social work | Real estate, design & building | Water, sewerage & waste management

Target Industries Description

Within real estate, we focus on affordable housing for low-income segments (both supply and financing).

Investment Region(s)

Asia | Africa

Countries of Investment

Ghana | India | Kenya | Nigeria | Pakistan | Tanzania | Uganda

Geographic Target Description

None provided

Impact Investment Targets

Impact Targets

Socially beneficial prod/serv | Environmentally beneficial prod/serv | Targeting the underserved

Impact Targets Description

Companies need to make a product or deliver a service that addresses a critical need at the BoP in the areas of our strategic and geographic focus.

Socially Beneficial Products & Services

Access to basic services | Health

Environmentally Beneficial Products & Services

Renewable energy/Cleantech