Kaizen Private Equity II Pte. Ltd. (ADB-53230-001)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 30, 2019
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Kaizen Private Equity II Pte. Ltd.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 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)
$ 5.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, an equity investment of up to $5 million in Kaizen Private Equity II Private Limited (KPE II, Fund II, the Fund), a targeted $79 million private equity fund managed by Kaizen Capital Management (Kaizen Private Equity, Kaizen) that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the education sector in South and Southeast Asia. 

KPE-II is a targeted $79 million regional education-sector-focused private equity fund that intends to invest in a portfolio of up to eight mostly profitable education businesses across ADB's developing member countries. Targeted subsectors include K 12 education, test preparation, preschools, online education and vocational training.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Private Actors
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