South Asia Growth Fund II, L.P. (IFC-39369)

Regions
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 21, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
SOUTH ASIA GROWTH FUND II, L.P.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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)
$ 200.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 6, 2022

Disclosed by Bank May 20, 2021


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Project Description
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According to IFC, through this project, they are proposing an equity investment of up to US$15 million, capped at  20% of aggregate commitments, with an equivalent amount of co-investment envelope, in South Asia Growth Fund II, L.P (the Fund or SAGF II), a limited partnership organized under the laws of Province of Ontario, Canada. The Fund is targeting US$200 million in commitments to invest in 8-10 companies focused on clean energy supply and resource efficiency in India and in Bangladesh.  

The objectives of project are: (i) Access to equity for small to mid-cap companies in India; (ii) Increased environmental and energy efficiency within targeted sectors in India. Market creation outcome is linked to the Fund's portfolio companies' ability to promote and scale resource efficiency and technology solutions.

 

People Affected By This Project
People Affected By This Project refers to the communities of people likely to be affected positively or negatively by a project.

Project level outcomes are: (i) Access to equity for small to mid-cap companies in India; (ii) Increased environmental and energy efficiency within targeted sectors in India.
Market creation outcome is linked to the Fund's portfolio companies' ability to promote and scale resource efficiency and technology solutions.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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South Asia Growth Partners II, L.P. (General Partner), a limited partnership organized under the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, is the General Partner of the Fund. The Fund's offshore sponsor is GEF Capital Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (GEF Capital ). The Fund will engage GEF Capital to carry out certain investment management and administration duties. GEF Capital was founded in 2018 and is led by Raj Pai, Sridhar Narayan and four other partners.

 


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