Catalyst Fund II is a USD 175m private-equity fund that will make investments in 8-12 companies in East Africa. Target countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Fund will invest USD 7-25m in SMEs and other fast growing companies which are operating in the following sectors: consumer goods (food and beverage, home and personal care), financial services, industrials (agricultural processing, manufacturing, materials, packaging) and healthcare (pharmaceutical manufacturing, hospitals and clinics, pharmacy retail).
SIFEM benefits from Catalyst’s experience and deeply embedded networks in East Africa, as well as its active value-add role and commitment to deliver both financial and developmental returns.
The main objectives of Catalyst II are to foster economic growth, support sustainable job creation, and promote the integration of target countries into the world economy.
The Fund Manager, Catalyst Principal Partners, seeks companies to invest where it can take an active value-add role and enhance growth by i) professionalizing management, ii) regionalizing the business, and iii) upgrading operations (for example driving the implementation of best practice reporting, governance, health, safety and environmental standards).
Catalyst Principal Partners is an independent East African private-equity fund manager based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Manager is composed of a cohesive and well-aligned team of East African nationals that have been working together since 2009.