Lok Capital IV LLC (FMO-61525)

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
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
B
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."
Borrower
Lok Capital IV LLC
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
  • Education and Health
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 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.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Oct 27, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 13, 2022


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Project Description
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According to FMO, through this investment they support Lok Capital IV LLC Fund in its fundraising and allow it to reach its target fund size of USD 150-180mln. The Fund seeks to generate positive financial returns and positive impact from making investments in both growth and earlier stage (Series A+) investments in small and medium-sized companies in the sectors of AgriTech, HealthTech, and ClimateTech.

The Fund targets investments in several focus sectors and impact themes - including financial inclusion and climate action - for FMO. The investment will allow FMO to keep supporting a trusted local partner with an explicit impact focus in one of its core markets. Lok IV will also be eligible to apply under the 2X Challenge as Flagship Fund.

E&S risk is considered Medium (Cat. B) based on Lok IVa€™s investment strategy and E&S risk profile and size of targeted investments.

Key risks that are triggered in targeted sectors are mostly related to IFC-PS 1-4 (E&S risk management, labour and working conditions, resource efficiency and pollution prevention, community health & safety). IFC-PS 5-8 are less likely to be triggered, as the Fund will focus on asset-light tech-enabled/tech-first business models and not invest in companies with extensive physical infrastructure.

 

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Lok Capital IV LLC is the fourth India-focused private equity fund raised by long-standing FMO relationship Lok Capital. The Fund combines a focus on growth equity investments in more traditional financial services and FinTech companies with investments in earlier stage deals in the AgriTech, HealthTech, and ClimateTech space. In line with its predecessor funds, Lok IV will make investments in private companies in India, with inclusion-themed investments in the FI sector making up the core of the portfolio.

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Contact Information
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Information not available at the time of disclosure.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

As part of FMO's ex-ante disclosure (disclosure of transactions before contracting), you can send requests or questions for additional information to: disclosure@fmo.nl

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO

Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW). A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism

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