EcoEnterprises Partners III

Equity : May 2019

EcoEnterprises Partners III is a private equity fund that provides long-term growth capital to small and medium sized companies in Central and South America.

Amount

€ 6,208,300.00

Type of investment

Equity

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Food security & rural development
  • Fight against climate change and preservation of natural resources

Beneficiary locations

Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru

Investment field

Investment Companies & Funds

Activity

SME Fund

Organisation

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The investee companies are active in sustainable sectors such as sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and agroforestry, certified forestry, ecotourism and other emerging opportunities, with a focus on family- and community-based businesses, aiming at a positive environmental and social impact on local communities and ecosystems.

The fund’s financing is tailored to each client’s needs, proposing mezzanine structures combining secured senior- and subordinated debt with upsides and (quasi-)equity, and goes hand in hand with a very active approach towards the investees, advising and supporting them through their experience, resources and network.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    Target companies need patient, flexible growth capital that meets the company’s financing need and can be adapted when necessary. This long-term finance however is often not available for SMEs in the focus sectors and countries. Several companies have confirmed that the flexibility provided by EcoEnterprises has made them an important partner during the companies’ early and growth stage and through follow-on investments.

  • Food security & rural development

    The fund invests in companies that have strong connections and good relationships with the local communities. Through their investees, the fund supports producer groups that serve as a critical part of the supply chain (e.g. by creating cooperatives and developing sustainable production models with small-scale farmers).

  • Fight against climate change and preservation of natural resources

    The fund’s investments help local communities to make sustainable use of resources and land, such as sustainable agriculture, certified forestry and agro-forestry.

Made possible through this investment

Thanks to the direct funding from BIO, the following second-line investments have been made possible.

América Orgánica

Bolivia, Peru

Barnana

Ecuador

Ecoflora

Colombia

Equilibria

Colombia

FLP Global

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Fresh fruit producer since 1987.

Indefco

Colombia

Kiwa

Ecuador

Omega Azul

ProNuvo

Rolf Wittmer

Ecuador

Sambazon

Brazil

Sistema Bio

Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Producer of biodigesters transforming agricultural waste into biogas and fertilizer.

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