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Impacting Africa: Sarona has been a key player in the African LP space, backing some of the continent’s leading fund managers.

Co-managing partner Vivina Berla met with Private Equity Africa to discuss ethos, strategies, risks and opportunities in Africa. Read the full article here. Read more

Sarona’s success is highlighted in a recent Blended Finance report – 15 November 2016

Development Initiatives has just published a report called Blended finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030. Sarona was delighted to see that the paper includes a case study describing the success of our collaborative efforts with the Canadian and the… Read more

Sarona Asset Management Inc. honoured as ‘Best for the World’, creating most overall positive social and environmental impact

April 14, 2015: Kitchener, Canada & Amsterdam, the Netherlands Today, Sarona Asset Management Inc. was recognized for creating the most positive overall social and environmental impact by the non-profit B Lab with the release of the fourth annual ‘B Corp… Read more

Sarona closes second private equity fund of funds with $150mm

Kitchener, Canada & Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 12 December 2014 Sarona Asset Management held its final close for the Sarona Frontier Markets Fund 2 on 12 December 2014. The company raised a total of $150mm from a mixture of leading… Read more

Sarona and Canada showcased at World Economic Forum-OECD event on blended finance

30 October 2014 The World Economic Forum, the group most notable for their annual gathering of economists and business leaders in Davos Switzerland, is promoting a new Blended Finance model of economic growth. Together with the Organization for Economic Co-operation… Read more

Menno Derks makes partner at Sarona Asset Management

In early October, Sarona welcomed Menno Derks as the company’s fourth partner. Menno will continue to lead the company’s fund investment activities as Managing Director Fund Investments. “Working with Menno is a great pleasure and an extremely rewarding experience,” said… Read more

OPIC President Applauds Sarona’s progress

Monday, May 12th, 2014 WASHINGTON – Speaking today at Sarona Asset Management’s Investor Day 2014, Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, recognized the speed and effectiveness with which… Read more

Canadian Government announces investment to support Sarona’s private equity program

23 April, 2014 Kitchener, Canada, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands On 17 April, during the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in Mexico, the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development announced a CAD$ 15… Read more

Sarona invests $750,000 in Khyati Foods Limited

April 24, 2013 Waterloo, ON – Sarona Asset Management today announced an investment in Khyati Foods Limited. The investment was made alongside its private equity partner, SEAF Agribusiness India Fund. Khyati Foods, based in Mumbai India, processes organic cotton and… Read more

Sarona closes four rare secondary transactions in Asian and African private equity funds

April 24, 2013 Waterloo Canada – Sarona Asset Management today announced the purchase of limited partnership units in four Asian and African private equity funds from a seller in the secondary market. Sarona is pleased to be investing in, and… Read more