Labadens Africa Fund 1


Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Labadens Private equity is an ethical private equity fund with an objective to address global poverty by providing long term support (funding, advise, technical) to small and medium businesses in French-speaking African countries.

Financial description

The fund will target investment in 25 small to medium enterprises (SME) in Western Africa (Mali) via shares acquisition. Sectors will include food industry, energy, and construction & health. The fund will plan to manage portfolio companies to maintain operating margins > 40%, with loss rate control via due diligence. Exits will occur via SME shares resale after 3 to 5 years.

12 years

of track record


the year funded

5,000,000 EUR


Asset manager

Labadens Private Equity


Headquarters location:

SDG goals

SDG targets

Double the improvement in energy efficiency

Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries

Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises

Full employment and decent work with equal pay

Increase access to financial services and markets

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Labadens Private Equity

Product track record: Fund has 12 years of track record

Target IRR: 30%

Committed Capital: 200,000 EUR (Euro)

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

Fund domicile:

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Inception year: 2011

Vintage year: 2011

Target region: , , ,

Target close date: 01/09/2011

Product term: 5 years

Assets under management: 5,000,000 EUR (Euro)

Investment size: Min: 80,000; Max: 1,200,000; Avg: 100,000

Co-investment policy:

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Fund investments to date: 1

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 3%

Carried interest: 20%

Hurdle rate: n.a.

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.

Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI), Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Other Institutional Investors


E-mail: n.a.


Phone number: 33629931615.00

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Impact Performance


Impact thesis

The SME sector is very poorly developed in developing countries, particularly in Africa. The development of SMEs is constrained by a lack of capital, management culture and administrative methodology.
In this context Labadens proposes equity investments to finance and support the development and/or buyout of successful SMEs, with active an innovative management.
Labadens secured grant funding to develop methods to measure social and environmental impacts in the French-speaking, African context. This development work seeks to integrate SME operational performance objectives within impact assessments, and the industrialization of impact measurement tools, integrated to software expert systems deployed at the SME level.

Impact Management


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