October 12

IFC Invests $50 Million in New LeapFrog Fund to Bolster Health, Financial Services Businesses in Africa

Tom Jackson

IFC has made a US$50 million equity investment in a new fund by LeapFrog Investments, one of the largest private equity groups dedicated to impact investing in emerging markets, to improve fast-growing health and financial services firms’ access to growth capital and support job creation in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

LeapFrog invests in healthcare, financial services and climate solutions businesses in high-growth global markets. Its companies deliver distinctive impact and robust returns, growing on average 24 per cent a year. LeapFrog companies now reach 392 million people in 30 countries.

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Source: Disrupt Africa (link opens in a new window)

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