WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vital Capital (http://www.vital-capital.com/) has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2015 (IA 50) (http://www.impactassets.org/ia50_new/) for the second year in a row. The IA 50 is a free, publicly available online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its fifth year, is the first publicly available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.
Vital Capital is a private equity fund aimed at making Impact Investments primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the dual goal of improving quality of life, and delivering risk-adjusted returns. The fund recently announced that it is in the midst of raising a second $500 million fund, after raising a successful first fund of $350 million in 2011, which has been almost fully committed since.
Vital Capital’s primary investment interests focus on the development of large scale social infrastructure, including urban affordable community development initiatives, fully integrated agro-industrial solutions, renewable energy generation and electricity transmission facilities, water purification, distribution and post-use treatment operations, healthcare facilities and education infrastructure.
“We are honored that our work has been recognized by IA 50 for the second year in a row,” says Eytan Stibbe, Founding Partner at Vital Capital. “Vital is proud to be able to demonstrate that the ‘no-trade-off’ approach is not only feasible but can generate actual development impact, at scale.”
The ImpactAssets 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund managers. The showcase includes a range of funds spanning diverse issue areas and investment, with demonstrated and compelling social and environmental impact. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2015 manage a combined $13.6 billion in assets devoted to creating measurable, positive impact.
The IA 50 selection committee is chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and includes experts from The CAPROCK Group, Toniic, UBS, and Blue Haven Initiative.
The IA 50 is not an index or investable platform and does not constitute an offering or recommend specific products. It is a not a replacement for due diligence. In order to be considered for the IA 50 2015, fund managers needed to have at least $10 million in assets under management, more than three years of experience as a firm with impact investing, documented social and/or environmental impact and accept investments from the US.
About Vital Capital
Vital Capital Fund is a private equity fund manager which invests in opportunities which enhance the quality of life of communities in rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors. Vital’s primary investment interest is the development of social infrastructure, including affordable urban communities, integrated agro-industrial operations, renewable energy, water, healthcare and education.
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social, and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ donor advised fund (“The Giving Fund”), impact investment notes, and field building initiatives enable philanthropists, other asset owners, and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through investment.