Acumen Capital Markets

United States of America

Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Fund geography

Emerging countries (256)

Acumen Fund manages an invested capital fund, Acumen Capital Markets, which targets investments in small and medium enterprises that provide health, housing, water, energy, and agriculture products and services to Base of the Pyramid (BOP) customers in South Asia and Africa, with the potential for achieving significant financial returns in addition to the direct social impact.

Financial description

Acumen Capital Markets will invest in early- and growth-stage enterprises that provide health, housing, water, energy, and agriculture products and services to BOP customers across Acumen Fund’s target geographies and sectors. The Fund will use a full range of debt and equity instruments and will typically invest between $300k and $1m, with an average investment size of $750k. Acumen Fund will leverage its existing investment process and global portfolio team in India, Pakistan and East Africa to identify and manage investments.

14 years

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the year funded



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SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Safe and affordable housing

Universal access to safe and nutritious food

Universal access to sexual and reproductive care, family planning and education

Safe and affordable drinking water

Universal access to modern energy

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Acumen

Product track record: Fund has 14 years of track record

Target IRR: n.a.

Committed Capital: n.a.

Target return category: Below risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2009

Vintage year: 2010

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Target close date: n.a.

Product term: 10 year term

Assets under management: n.a.

Investment size: Min: 300,000; Max: 1,000,000; Avg: 750,000

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Fund investments to date: 13

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 3%

Carried interest: n.a.

Hurdle rate: 6%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: Yes

Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Other Institutional Investors


E-mail: n.a.


Phone number: (212) 566-8821

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Shuaib Siddiqui

Director of Portfolio

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

Acumen Capital Markets seeks significant social impact. Acumen Fund will measure social impact through a variety of measures, including the quantity of critical products and services delivered, the number of people’s lives touched as a result, and the number of jobs created.

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