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Sarona SGGM Impact Report

We are proud to present the Sarona Global Growth Markets (SGGM) Private Equity (PE) Program 2022 Impact Report. The data in this report represents nearly half a billion individuals and organizations who have benefited, more than 220,000 jobs sustained (of which 39%...

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TEKY: Empowering Vietnamese Youth through STEAM Education

Sarona is delighted to showcase Sweef Capital’s recent investment in TEKY Alpha JSC (TEKY), a prominent Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) academy in Vietnam. This investment is intended to fuel the expansion of TEKY's educational services...

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Earth Day 2023

Every year, on April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices to protect our planet. This year’s theme, “Invest in our Planet,” calls for action towards investing in the...

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Q4 2022 – Sarona Emerging Markets Monitor

The global economic outlook continues to remain challenging, particularly given the effects of higher inflation, as a result of supply side imbalances following covid-19 and subsequently the war in Ukraine. Energy and food prices remain major contributors to this surge with prospects of further rises in interest rates going into next year. With recessionary warning signs flashing, a flight to safety has strengthened the US dollar, with the index (DXY) peaking above 13% before softening to 4.6% YTD. Despite emerging markets facing higher import costs and stronger inflationary pressures as a result, including the prospects of depleted currency reserves, economic growth forecasts remain positive for this year, albeit at more moderated levels.

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The 2X Challenge: Insights from Sarona’s Portfolio

Sarona recently became a member of the 2X Global Initiative, a global membership association dedicated to advancing gender smart investments. We assessed if and how Sarona and our fund and company investees are aligned with the 2X Challenge objectives. Download the...

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Sarona Becomes a Member of the 2X Collaborative

To solidify our ongoing commitment to advancing a greater number of gender smart investments, Sarona recently became a member of the 2X Collaborative, a growing community dedicated to this ambition. The 2X Collaborative is a leading industry body for gender lens...

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Sarona thanks its founder for many years of service

Gerhard Pries, our Founder and Managing Partner for the last dozen years, has announced his retirement from his executive role at Sarona. Gerhard will remain as Chair of the Board and member of the Sarona Investment Committee, while his long-time colleague, Serge...

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Apis Partners Announces Exit

Sarona Asset Management is pleased to announce another exit from our SGGM private equity programme. Apis Growth Fund I has entered into an agreement to sell the whole of its interest in payment solutions provider Q Link Holdings Ltd to Sanlam Private Equity ("SPE")....

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OnImpact Features Sarona and EMIIF

It was announced last year, Sarona Asset Management would be tasked with managing the Australian Government’s Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund (EMIIF), which is the Federal Government’s first foray into fund-of-fund impact investment in Asia, Southeast Asia and...

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2018 Annual Values Report: Delivering Prosperity for All

Today, Sarona is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Values Report. It is Sarona's belief that in applying ethical, social and environmental values to each investment decision, we build a better world for the current generation and future ones. Sarona's core beliefs...

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Sarona selected ImpactAssets50 Manager for fifth 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...

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Sarona recertified as B Corp

B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As part of the recertification, Sarona scored well above the average for a developed market B Corp and within the top...

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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...

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