IIX Growth Fund

The IIX Growth Fund makes direct investments in innovative Impact Enterprises that promote inclusive growth in underserved markets in South and Southeast Asia

Investment Strategy

The IIX Growth Fund (IGF) prioritizes investments in three cross-cutting areas:

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Women Empowerment

Because women are often excluded from access to finance, and because empowering women tends to benefit entire communities, the IGF aims to make a significant amount of its investments in IEs owned by or empowering women 

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Climate Action

IGF invests in Impact Enterprises that promote food and water security while also achieving environmental impact through reduced emissions from energy generation, transport, and land use. 

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Community Development

Supporting innovative solutions that enable increased access to affordable healthcare, quality education and livelihood opportunities form the core of IGF’s focus on community development. 

Key Investment Themes

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Accessibility 

Providing marginalized populations with access to equal opportunities

Example: Sustainable Livelihoods for Women, Agricultural Inputs

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Affordability

Making essential goods / services available at an affordable price to low income communities

Example: Cost-Effective Clean Energy, Affordable Healthcare

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Innovation 

Harnessing the power of technology to scale impact and create transformative change

Examples: E-Health, Green Technology

Target Geographies

IGF focuses on promoting inclusive growth in three underserved frontier market countries that have received limited focus from impact investment funds:

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Bangladesh

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Myanmar

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Indonesia

Key Focus Sectors

Cutting across these investment themes, the Fund’s pipeline encompasses high-impact enterprises in a range of sectors with significant scope for creating positive impact while delivering financial returns.

Clean Energy Access
Climate- Smart Agriculture
Water, Health & Sanitation
Green Technology

OUR INVESTMENT APPROACH

IGF invests in Impact Enterprises in the early growth and scale up stages. Investment sizes will vary from US$250,000 to US$5 million and will primarily take the form of equity or quasi-equity. IGF provides active post-investment support to portfolio companies. All investments include pre-agreed social or environmental impact targets. Impact considerations will inform the Fund’s decisions throughout – from investment selection to exit.

IIX’S STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE

IGF is strategically well placed to leverage IIX’s track record in capital placement and investment advisory in the impact sector including a unique proprietary impact enterprise pipeline, strong local networks in its target countries, experience in evaluating and assessing impact, and deep relationships with large VC / PE funds / family offices and institutions in the region.

IGF Investment Team

IGF Investment Team

Robert Kraybill
Managing Partner/Chief Executive Officer
Vikram Raman
IGF Investment Director

Investment Committee

Robert Kraybill
Chief Executive Officer
Durreen Shahnaz
Founder & Managing Director, IIX and IIX Foundation
Paraj Kakkar
VC investor, formerly with AntFactory and Investment Director/Operating partner Planet Investments and Ventures
Edouard Merette
Chairman, Unigestion Asia

Advisory Board

Durreen Shahnaz
Founder & Managing Director, IIX and IIX Foundation
Scott Anthony
Managing Partner, Innosight Consulting
Vijay Sethu
(ex) CEO CIMB Standard Standard SEASAF Fund
Mani Sabapathi
Principal, Global Investment Strategy, Prudential Financial
Bram Klaeijsen
(ex) President and Regional Director Asia Pacific, Cargill
Paraj Kakkar
VC investor, formerly with AntFactory and Investment Director/Operating partner Planet Investments and Ventures
Edouard Merette
Chairman, Unigestion Asia

For more information on the IGF, get in touch with us at iixgrowthfund@iixglobal.com