Sarona selected as ImpactAssets 50 manager for fifth consecutive year

ImpactAssets has released its 2015 impact investing showcase, the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online resource for investors and financial advisors. The fifth annual guide features fund managers representing private debt and equity investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.

“We are delighted to have been recognised again as one of the leading private equity firms delivering sustainable and scalable development finance solutions,“ says Gerhard Pries, Managing Partner & CEO of Sarona. “Our goal has always been to achieve superior returns by supporting entrepreneurs in Frontier and Emerging Markets.  We do so by identifying local PE professionals who encourage progressive business strategies, and operate to the highest ethical, social and environmental standards. Impact Assets’ recognition is an important validation of our activities.”

Since inception in 2010, Sarona has successfully allocated $200mm across Africa, Asia and Latin America and continues to identify attractive investment opportunities. Vivina Berla, co-managing partner, adds: “With the encouragement of organisations such as ImpactAssets, we look forward to accelerating the growth of our investment programme and acting as a bridge between demanding asset owners and profitable high growth, high impact opportunities”.

About ImpactAssets 50

The IA 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund managers based in the United States, Africa, Europe and Latin America. It helps creating social value across the globe by highlighting the increasingly diverse opportunities to investors. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2015 are in charge of an estimated $13.3 billion in assets devoted to creating measurable, positive impact.