Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV, LP ("HCGF IV") (DFC-2023-HORIZONCAPITAL)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Horizon Capital
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  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 250.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 28, 2024

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Project Description
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As stated by the DFC, the Fund is expected to have a positive development impact in Ukraine and Moldova by providing investments into growth-stage companies in the technology sector. The Russian invasion has caused significant economic damage to Ukraine, and uncertainty caused by the war has made capital scarce for growth-stage businesses in Ukraine while the influx of refugees has strained resources in Moldova. Nevertheless, the technology sector has been a bright spot for the economy, representing the only major sector experiencing growth for Ukraine in 2022.

The Fund will fill an important gap by providing much-needed capital to companies in a resilient sector that can drive job creation and economic growth for Ukraine, while also supporting the nascent start-up sector in conflict-affected Moldova.

The Fund will focus on high-growth, later-stage technology and export-oriented companies in Ukraine and Moldova across a range of sectors, including eCommerce, fintech, IT products and services, and consumer retail.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

As stated by the DFC, equity investments into funds are screened as a Category D activity for the purposes of environmental and social assessment. Based on DFC’s due diligence, the Fund’s downstream investments are anticipated to pose limited environmental and social risks that are site specific and can be readily mitigated though the application of sound environmental and social management practices.

Investment Description
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Financial Intermediary
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As stated by the DFC, Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV, L.P. is incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware. The Fund will be managed by Horizon Capital Associates IV, LLC, operating from its office in Kyiv, Ukraine.

As stated on the company's website, Horizon Capital is a leading private equity firm in Emerging Europe, backed by over 40 institutional investors. We have a tenure of over 29 years in the region and manage six funds with assets under management of over $1.6 billion.

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No project contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Financial Intermediary - Horizon Capital:

Address: Pavla Zahrebelnoho Street, 4 (at 13/2 John McCain Str.) Kyiv, 01042, Ukraine
Phone: +380 44 490 5580
Website: https://horizoncapital.com.ua/


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