IQ-EQ is delighted to be assisting impact investment firm EG Capital with the launch of its maiden fund. EG Capital is on board as part of our unique IQ-EQ Launchpad initiative, delivering tailored support to female first-time fund managers.
Launched in November 2021, IQ-EQ Launchpad aims to rebalance the prevailing gender imbalance in the global asset management industry by providing a comprehensive support package designed to help female managers succeed in raising their first fund.
EG Capital, led by Sandrine Henton, is an East African impact investment firm headquartered in Mauritius with offices in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. Its multi-cultural team offers 100+ years’ combined investment experience.
With a focus on achieving economic empowerment at the nexus of gender and climate action, EG Capital’s inaugural impact fund will invest in some of the fastest growing regions in Africa. The firm is also fully committed to the 2X Challenge, which sets out measurable impact criteria to drive investment in the world’s women.
IQ-EQ will provide EG Capital with a full suite of fund administration services bolstered by favourable service terms and access to our extensive technical expertise and global professional network. The opportunity was introduced by Netherlands-based funds director Yvar de Zwaan.
Sandrine Henton, Founder and Managing Director of EG Capital, commented:
“EG Capital has exciting plans to invest in the health, food, education and climate resilience sectors in East Africa via growth equity and mezzanine financing. We’re thrilled to have the support of IQ-EQ Launchpad in our endeavours as we work to achieve our first fundraising target. Together, we hope to make great strides towards strengthening the ecosystem for impact investing in emerging markets.”