Apis Growth Fund II (IFC-41264)

  • World
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 31, 2018
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2018

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Project Description

This project is for a proposed IFC equity commitment of up to US$25 million to Apis Growth Fund II, LP, targeting US$400 million in commitments from investors.

The Fund’s investment objective is to make mid-market growth equity investments into financial services and technology such as payments, credit and savings, insurance, technology enablers and service providers and capital markets located in Africa and Asia. The primary focus countries of the Fund will include Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. The Fund will focus on funding growth-stage companies that require growth equity to expand their geographies, product ranges or to fund vertical integration. 

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description

The Fund will be managed by Apis Partners, LLP, a specialist technology-enabled financial services-focused private equity fund manager targeting opportunities across the growth markets of Africa and Asia (ex-China). Apis supports financial services companies in its target regions with catalytic growth capital and expertise.     

Contact Information

Project Contact: Gustavo Eiben 
Partner (and Head of Stakeholder Engagement), APIS Partners LLP 
Telephone No.: +1 203 489 3831 
Email Address: gustavo.eiben@apis.pe 
Website: www.apis.pe 


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