In brief: Mirabaud links up with impact start-up for food system VC deals

The asset management firm says it will work with Z Impact Ventures to source deals for an Article 9 fund.

European firm Mirabaud Asset Management will work with Zebra Impact Ventures, a recently formed venture capital firm, which also refers to itself as Z Impact Ventures, to market an “innovative strategy designed to transform global food systems”, according to a press release. The firm declined to give any further detail beyond saying that the arrangement supports its “ambition ambition to bring unique opportunities to[its] clients”, which a spokesperson confirmed will be a Luxembourg-registered closed-end private markets fund.

Among the private assets strategies listed on Mirabaud’s website is the “Regenerative Growth 1”, an EU SFDR Article 9 fund which aims to to deliver a target return of 25 percent IRR over a five to six year investment horizon with capital is deployed across 20-25 companies. Z Impact Ventures is referenced as providing investment and deal sourcing expertise.