Lotus Impact

Cayman Islands

Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.

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Lotus Impact actively invests in private enterprises that help solve social and environmental problems with solutions that generate sustainable income and employment. Lotus Impact currently targets private enterprises in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam across sectors including education, clean water and energy, housing and microfinance. Lotus Impact is founded by the VinaCapital Foundation and the VinaCapital Group, one of the largest investment managers (1.5bn AUM) in Southeast Asia, and provides global standards for social and financial investing.

Fund style

Not listed

Financial description

Lotus Impact's financial strategy is to provide debt, convertible debt, and equity investments where a exit opportunity is visible ranging from USD 500,000 to USD 7 million to small medium-size enterprises that generate high impact and financial returns. VinaCapital Group’s experienced private equity team will advise the Fund on deal structuring and provide a deep business network across the Southeast Asia region.

10 years

of track record


the year funded

50,000,000 USD


Asset manager

Lotus Impact


Headquarters location:

SDG goals

SDG targets

Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources

Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting

Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries

Increase access to financial services and markets

Key performance indicators

Fund overview

Asset manager: Lotus Impact

Product track record: Fund has 10 years of track record

Target IRR: 7%

Committed Capital: 1,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

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

Fund domicile:

Product status:


Inception year: 2013

Vintage year: n.a.

Target region: , ,

Target close date: 01/12/2014

Product term: 10 year term

Assets under management: 50,000,000 USD (US Dollar)

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

Co-investment policy: ,

Currency of investments:

Currency for fund / product figures:

Fund investments to date: 0

Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0

Management fee: 2%

Carried interest: n.a.

Hurdle rate: 6%

GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No

Limited Partners / Investors: n.a.

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


E-mail: info@lotusimpact.com

Website: https://www.lotusimpact.com/

Phone number: 84903336029.00

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James Bui


James Dien Bui

Managing Director

Impact Performance


Impact thesis

Lotus Impact targets SMEs that help solve social and environmental problems while generating sustainable income and employment. In Southeast Asia, SMEs contribute 30-55% of GDP and up to 70% of employment therefore SME development is key to achieving sustainable economic growth and greater social equality. Focus sectors within the SME arena include microfinance, health care, education, agriculture, clean water and social housing.

Impact Management


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