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April 1, 2020

Kudu invests in impact investment manager Creation Investments

Kudu Investment Management, which offers capital solutions to asset and wealth managers, has made a minority investment in Chicago-based private equity firm Creation Investments Capital Management.

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Details on the investment amount were not revealed.

Commenting on the investment, Creation Investments founder and managing partner Patrick Fisher said: “Our mission is to promote financial inclusion efforts in the developing world working alongside our portfolio companies on behalf of our investors.

“In Kudu, our team has found a supportive strategic partner to help us accelerate our growth.”

Creation Investments focuses on impact investments.

It offers private capital for micro lending, small and medium enterprise credit and other financial services in developing markets.

It oversaw assets of $707m at the end of December 2019.

Moreover, the business aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Kudu CEO Rob Jakacki said: “Patrick and his talented team have demonstrated an exceptional ability to drive impact investments while also delivering strong financial returns to investors.”

Backed by White Mountains Insurance Group, Kudu supports generational ownership transfers and management buyouts while offering acquisition and growth finance.

Last December, the firm invested in real estate private equity firm Pennybacker Capital Management.

In September 2019, Kudu made a minority investment in alternative asset management firm EJF Capital.

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How attractive are current investment opportunities in Europe?

Europe has been identified as one of the most favorable regions for investors, seeing high investment activity in the past year. Most of these investments have been through Debt Offering, valued at close to $700 billion. The region has provided attractive investments in a diverse set of companies. Companies who tend to major themes such Digital Media, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, E-commerce, and Big Data are recording the highest number of deals, with Digital Media recording close to 2,000 deals. However, GlobalData’s whitepaper offers a full view of the market, analyzing less successful or attractive points of investment as well, examining statistics on Equity Offering investments and PE/VC deals. Understand how government agencies for economies around the world use GlobalData Explorer to:  
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  • Identify the top sectors in the target market attracting the investments
  • For any investment segment, identify the top Investors inside and outside the target economy that are already investing in the Segment
  • Assess and showcase the growth potential for various Industries in the target economy
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