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Archive | July, 2012
Leopard Capital is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF). LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.
The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti. The first USD 20 million of this target has now been committed by three international development banks:
- $8.5 million by International Finance Corporation (IFC);
- $8.5 million by Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), through MASSIF, a dedicated fund for SME development that FMO manages for the Dutch State;
- $3.0 million from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the Inter- American Development Bank (IADB) Group.
Leopard Capital will now commence LHF’s investment activities while continuing to approach investors globally and locally to increase the size of the fund. Leopard Capital is concurrently raising a donor-funded technical assistance facility to finance capacity development initiatives within LHF’s portfolio companies.
Date: July 28, 2012
Newark Museum (Billy Johnson Auditorium)
49 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102
Cost: The event is free to the public.
Must RSVP by July 23, 2012
Register at: Haiti Investment & Education
Hosted by: Vladimir Ducasse of the NY Jets
Date: July 18, 2012
307 E. 53rd Street (btwn 1st and 2nd ave.)
New York, NY 10022
Donations of $25 or more can be made in advance at www.athletesforhaiti.org. Donations made before July 15, 2012 will be entered to win cool prizes courtesy of Athletes for Haiti. Donations can also be made at the door via cash, check or credit card.
For more information please visit the Athletes for Haiti website!