Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I

United States of America

Last updated 12 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Fund geography

Emerging countries (256)

Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I has been established to make control equity investments in earlier stage, Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) lenders globally. Investments in microfinance create opportunities to impact significantly those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid through access to capital for micro and small-business activity. We seek to maximize both financial and social returns, creating wealth for all of our stakeholders, especially our end clients. The Fund targets control equity positions in individual, Tier 2 MFIs - those in the growth portion of their life cycles, having reached profitability – purchasing at or below 1x Net Book Value. We seek to achieve greater scale through growth and consolidation, while also expanding our financial product offering with micro-savings and microinsurance. The Fund will hold three to five control equity investments in each major region - Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe - resulting in a diverse, global portfolio in core emerging markets. We play an ongoing, active role in our portfolio companies bringing management expertise to all levels of the organization. Our deep team experience along with our network of management talent leverages financial capital with human capital.

Financial description

We seek to maximize financial return on investment through attractive entry, institution building, expanding the product offering through bank licensing, and adding management depth.

15 years

of track record


the year funded



SDG goals

SDG targets

Full employment and decent work with equal pay

Increase access to financial services and markets

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Fund overview

Asset manager: Creation Investments Capital Management

Product track record: Fund has 15 years of track record

Target IRR: 30%

Committed Capital: 31,800,000 USD (US Dollar)

Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return

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Inception year: 2008

Vintage year: 2009

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Product term: 10 year term

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Investment size: Min: 1,000,000; Max: 7,500,000; Avg: 3,500,000

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Fund investments to date: 7

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 3

Management fee: 1.95%

Carried interest: 20%

Hurdle rate: 10%%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: We have attracted an entirely new group of LPs to the Impact Investment space having high net worth individuals, family offices, and several institutional investors as our investor base.

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


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Phone number: 13127843988.00

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Patrick Fisher

CEO & Founder

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

Targeting social returns through access to capital programs resulting in increased incomes, job creation, and other financial management tools. We require environmental and social protections, using negative and positive screens.

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