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Creation’s fifth fund, a private equity strategy ‘improving the lives of the unbanked and underbanked across emerging markets’, has closed at $270m.
BlueOrchard’s InsuResilience Fund II, targeting $100m, is anchored by German bank KfW.
The former Federal Reserve vice chair will help LeapFrog identify ‘like-minded investors’, while a new head of impact has also been hired.
As LeapFrog launches Fund IV, the seasoned impact firm is sticking with its financial inclusion strategy in an age of climate mega-funds. Co-founder and CEO Andy Kuper tells New Private Markets why.
LeapFrog, British International Investment, the Asian Development Bank and multi-family office Premji back Indian mortgage provider Shubham.
Nuveen and Maj Invest are pursuing financial inclusion across Latin America with an investment in Peruvian digital payments service GloboKasNet.
This is the second private equity fund from impact firm BlueOrchard, a subsidiary of Schroders.
CHI's Dave Bangert (left), with Pete Stavros and a chicken
Revealing details of the deal to CHI employees in person was, 'one of the most joyful things I have been involved in in my life', said KKR's Pete Stavros.
Investor group ILPA will advise Ownership Works as it helps investors develop shared ownership structures at portfolio companies.
LGT’s impact offshoot Lightrock creates ‘financial empowerment’ and ‘provides liquidity’ with latest deal, says Lightrock partner Shakir Merali.

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