Impact investor Capria hits first close of $100m emerging markets FoF

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The fund of funds has secured commitments from Vulcan Capital ($20 million), Omidyar Network, Ford Foundation, Bill Gates, IFC and Resonance Impact Fund.

Capria managing partner Dave Richards

IFC may invest $50m debt in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

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Ujjivan Small Finance bank is 100 per cent owned by its promoter Ujjivan Financial Services, in which IFC holds around 4.4 per cent stake.


Aavishkaar plans $300m South Asia fund, aims first close by 2019-end

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The fund will be used for investments in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Laos among others.


Impact investor Insitor eyes two more deals, follow-ons in Myanmar

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Insitor is looking at investing around 25 to 30 per cent of the capital in social sector startups/enterprises in Myanmar.


Social Finance unveils two India-focused impact funds worth $2b

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Charitable organisation Tata Trusts and impact investment firm Omidyar Network have backed Social Finance India.


India: Impact investor Aavishkaar invests $5.5m in logistics tech firm GoBOLT

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In 2016, GoBOLT had raised its pre-Series A round from MCube8, a startup incubator.


SoftBank’s Son offers free solar power to ISA countries post expiry of 25-year contract

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The cost of solar power generation was much cheaper in India compared to the rest of the world, Son added.


India: Origo Commodities raises $11m from impact investor Oikocredit, others

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Origo Commodities provides solutions for supply chain and financing for all participants in the post-harvest farm cycle.


Singapore’s IIX leads $1.66m Series A in Bangladesh solar energy firm SOLShare

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SOLshare, established in 2015 by Sebastian Groh, established the world’s first peer-to-peer solar energy grid in remote area of Bangladesh.


Meloy Fund closes Indonesia, PH-focused impact investment vehicle at $22m

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The Meloy Fund seeks to invest in fishing and seafood-related enterprises in Indonesia and the Philippines.