Georgia Regional Development Fund LLC
United States of America
Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.
Emerging countries (256) / Asia (67) / Western Asia (6) / Georgia (1)
In 2006, SEAF launched the Georgia Regional Development Fund (GRDF) to invest in growing and dynamic SMEs in the Republic of Georgia. In particular, GRDF focuses on businesses outside the capital of Tbilisi and those operating in tourism and agribusiness.
Millennium Challenge Georgia (MCG), a Georgian government agency sponsored by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), established GRDF to promote transparent private sector development in Georgia as the county makes significant progress instituting democracy and market reforms.
Since the Fund's launch, SEAF’s local team in Georgia has partnered with strong local entrepreneurs engaged in a variety of industries to promote domestic growth and economic independence and stability. While Georgia has faced various political and economic challenges during SEAF’s tenure in the country, the Fund has engaged the power of ambitious entrepreneurs who, with GRDF’s risk capital investments and business partnering, have achieved growth for their companies, sustainable employment for Georgian citizens, and other positive impacts on the Georgian economy.
Interested investors should view the SEAF Caucasus Growth Fund.
GRDF makes "mezzanine" investments, which are investments that combine features of equity and debt, including participatory loans, preferred equity, and other financial instruments.
SEAF strongly believes that by employing a combination of debt and equity features with appropriate exit mechanisms, a mezzanine investment approach can provide consistent portfolio returns and enhanced investor controls while retaining the potential for significant capital appreciation.
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Headquarters location: United States of America
Other funds managed by this asset manager: Afghan Growth Finance LLCSEAF Caucasus Growth Fund LLCSEAF India Agribusiness FundSEAF Bangladesh Ventures LLCSEAF Blue Waters Growth Fund Limited
Key performance indicators
Asset manager: SEAF
Product track record: Fund has 17 years of track record
Target IRR: 10%
Committed Capital: 30,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return
Fund domicile: United States of America
Product status: Closed - still investing
Style/Stage: Growth Stage, Mezzanine Finance
Inception year: 2006
Vintage year: 2006
Target region: Asia, Emerging countries, Georgia, Western Asia
Target close date: n.a.
Product term: 10 years
Assets under management: 30,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Investment size: Min: 500,000; Max: 3,000,000; Avg: 2,000,000
Currency of investments: USD (US Dollar)
Currency for fund / product figures: USD (US Dollar)
Fund investments to date: 10
Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0
Management fee: 3%
Carried interest: 20%
Hurdle rate: 0.00%%
GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No
Limited Partners / Investors: Millennium Challenge Georgia Fund
Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI)
Phone number: +1 (202) 737-8463
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SEAF tracks the developmental impacts of its investments in SMEs in emerging markets. Through its experience, SEAF has learned that fostering profitable, competitive local enterprises is a fundamental step in achieving sustainable development. Its partnerships with SMEs generate measureable results, increasing employment and wages for workers, creating business opportunities for local suppliers, and improving the quality and availability of products and services for the local community. Through case studies and data collection, SEAF calculates unique metrics on its investments across its portfolio.
SEAF’s analysis shows that for every $1 invested in an SME, an additional $12 in benefits returns to the community through a variety of stakeholders—from employees, suppliers, customers and competitors, to local governments and communities. As these businesses modernize and grow stronger, so do local families and communities. With the stable jobs, growing incomes, and valuable job training provided by SMEs, families can plan for their futures – investing in housing, health care, and education that can end the cycle of poverty and build the foundation for a more prosperous society.
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