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2019 Annual Values Report: Value-Driven Leadership for Collaboration

We are delighted to launch our 2019 Annual Values Report, which is now available for download. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the progress we are making toward achieving impact. We are encouraged by our findings—Sarona is making a difference.

In this year’s report, we consider our impact through a lens of collaboration. Sarona remains committed to leading with our values and collaborating with friends and partners toward broad, enduring impact. We look forward to more collaboration, more impact and more shared success in the years to come.

This annual publication is the culmination of months of quantitative and qualitative data gathering from more than 200 of our portfolio companies across more than 50 countries in emerging markets. The report includes six case studies that provide a window into how our capital is creating impact on the ground across multiple sectors and geographies.

Our investments continue to generate economic opportunities and improve lives in local communities. In 2018, Sarona’s portfolio companies employed over 187,000 people, 33% of whom were women in full-time positions; the vast majority of the companies provide high-quality jobs, benefits and working conditions. 211 million clients benefitted from our companies’ activities. $573mm in corporate taxes were paid by the companies, sustaining local government services.

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Download a Snapshot Summary of our Six Overall Impact Objectives

News and Insights from Sarona

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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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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