Kaizen Private Equity II

Equity of November 2018

Kaizen Private Equity is India’s first Education focused fund.

Amount

€ 8,338,200.00

Type of investment

Equity

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Private sector consolidation/innovation
  • Access to basic services & goods
  • Gender

Beneficiary locations

Asia: India

Investment field

Investment Companies & Funds

Activity

SME Fund

Organisation

Kaizen Private Equity II

Domicile

India

The Fund is focused on the education sector of emerging South and South East Asia and is a follow-on to Kaizen Private Equity I (Fund I) with a similar sectoral approach. The Fund is a 10 year, closed-end fund with a USD 125 m target size. First closing was on 10.03.2017, followed by a second closing in December 2017.

The Fund will invest in education, defined as core education (e.g. K-122 schooling, colleges), parallel education (e.g. pre-school, test preparation) and education enabling services (e.g. technologies, books, Edtech, finance, student housing etc.) in South and South East Asia, with focus on India (50% of the transactions). The Fund’s investees will target to (lower) middle income population.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    provision of long term growth capital to SMEs (in the education sector); employment creation

  • Private sector consolidation/innovation

    Education is an underfunded sector in South/South East Asia. Bridging the disparity between public and private schools is a major goal of Kaizen

  • Access to basic services & goods

    improved access to quality education

  • Gender

    Education represents a major solution to reduce inequality among society members and empowers women’s position. Kaizen actively promotes female education, female employability and empowerment through its investments.

Made possible through this investment

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

Ace Creative Learning

India

Regional leader in test preparation and secondary education management.

EduPristine

India

India's leading training provider for international certifications in Finance and Analytics.

Get Ahead

India

Get Ahead brings professional services and innovative solutions to meet the needs of educational corporates and students.

IMPARTUS Innovations

India

Cloud platform for the Connected Classroom.

INSOFE

India

Delivers a certification course in Big Data and Analytics that has been ranked among the top 3 in the world by CIO magazine.

ALTUS LEARNING

India

Gujarat's largest school management company.

Founding Years (Klay)i

India

India's largest premium pre-school and daycare chain.

Toppr

India

Toppr is India's leading after-school learning app on a mission to make learning personalised.

Varthana

India

Transforming Affordable Education in India.

WizIQ (authorGEN TECHNOLOGIES)

India

Global platform used by over 400,000 educators to teach online.

YKROK

India

Leading chain of daycare centres in India.

Yola

India

Vietnam’s leading English language training and test preparation provider

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Kaizen means continuous improvement

Impact Story

Kaizen means continuous improvement

03-09-2019

BIO made a USD 8 M equity investment in Kaizen Private Equity, India’s first Education focused fund.

Sandeep Aneja is the founder and managing partner of the fund, this is his story.

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