Bamboo Capital Partners is a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game-changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns. Experts in energy, healthcare and financial services globally, Bamboo has offices in Luxembourg, Geneva, Bogota, Nairobi and Singapore.
Since Bamboo launched in 2007 it has proved that private capital can be profitably deployed as a tool for effective change. It has about $290m under management with a portfolio of 33 companies in over 20 countries.
They invest in three sectors – finance, energy and healthcare – where they see mass-market opportunities for high growth and social impact. In each of them, technology and data analysis provide the opportunity to revolutionise key services, from financial inclusion to access to clean energy and access to healthcare. Those opportunities are generally in growth markets, but their focus is on the business not the economy.
Their rigorous selection process ensures that their investee companies have what it takes. Then they provide capital and board-level support to help management grow value for shareholders, and make a difference to their communities.