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LeapFrog companies achieve 23% revenue growth
and 40% profit growth in 2016

Global growth slowed to 2.3% in 2016, according to the World Bank, the lowest rate since 2008. In the same year, LeapFrog’s portfolio of companies on average grew revenues 23% and profits 40% in local currency terms. This growth was built, quite simply, on serving emerging consumers: LeapFrog companies now provide financial tools or healthcare to 91.1 million people.

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At the end of 2016...
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Those were last year’s results. Here are some highlights
from our investments in the past three months:

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Last week, LeapFrog announced an investment into Fincare, a leading financial inclusion platform in India – part of a $75m infusion of growth capital into the company. Fincare has reported a 79% annual growth rate over the past 3 years and now reaches over 1.2 million emerging consumers. The majority of customers are women and over 95% live in rural areas. The company is one of only 10 institutions in India to be approved by the government to become a Small Finance Bank. Explore Fincare >
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IFMR Capital

In December, LeapFrog made a successful partial exit from India’s IFMR Capital to Fidelity and Standard Chartered, testament to the company’s strong growth and to growing investor interest in distinctive financial inclusion companies. By facilitating debt financing to retail institutions serving low-income consumers, IFMRC has so far reached 31.4 million underserved people, a 2.7x increase since LeapFrog entered the business. To date, the company has facilitated capital of around $4.5bn. Explore here >
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GoodLife Pharmacy

In January, LeapFrog’s healthcare team invested $22m to acquire a majority stake in Goodlife Pharmacy – the largest direct investment in the East African retail pharmacy sector to date. In less than 4 years Goodlife has grown to reach 1.4 million people with trusted pharmaceuticals. A deeply customer-centric brand, Goodlife combines pharmacy services with wellness and diagnostics, and is the first in the market to offer consultation centres at all its stores. Goodlife’s stores are in malls and gas stations throughout Kenya, bringing community-based access to healthcare direct to the consumer. Explore Goodlife >
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LeapFrog awarded PEI Firm of the Year – Africa

LeapFrog is Private Equity International’s Africa Firm of the Year – the first Profit with Purpose investment firm ever to win this accolade.
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The Innovative Finance Revolution: Private Capital for Public Good

IFMR Holdings, a LeapFrog portfolio company, articulates how a well-designed financial system can address access to finance for hundreds of millions in India.
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Faces of Impact with The Economist

In his speech at The Economist Impact Investment summit, Andy Kuper encourages impact investors to be more ambitious – calling for the delivery of outsize returns as well as outsize impact.
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LeapFrog Insurance Innovation Circle

Vaughan Lindsay discusses the latest LeapFrog Insurance Innovation Circle, where CEOs and emerging market pioneers shared insights on the digital transformation of companies and industries.
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The power of a ‘profit with purpose’ investment strategy

Jim Roth speaks to CNBC about how purpose-driven investment strategies create competitive advantage for investors and businesses.


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