June 8, 2018 |
When BlueOrange Capital first announced a partnership with IDB Invest in April 2017, it said it aimed to bring up to $1 billion in financing to Latin America and the Caribbean over the next several years. Now the firm is nearing first close on a 10-year fund for up to 600 million euros ($707 million) and putting together a pipeline with targeted investments in agriculture, education, healthcare, infrastructure and financial services. BlueOrange got started with founding financial sponsors, such as Unilver CEO Paul Polman, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber and former AXA CEO Henri de Castries, among others, and it plans to have 10 to 15 investors in place by first close, says CEO Bertrand Badré. “Mos
BlueOrange Capital wants to mobilize private capital to provide mezzanine debt for sustainable investments in Latin America, but it understands that making an impact comes at a cost.