Highland Capital focuses on providing growth capital and support to businesses in Kyrgyzstan. They provide equity and mezzanine investments to SMEs to help them institutionalize and grow into large regional champions.
Their team is run by a team of seasoned investment professionals that combine best western practice with intimate knowledge. They started their operations in Bishkek in June 2014 and have a successfully history of sourcing, evaluating, and executing investments in Kyrgyzstan.
HIGHLAND AT A GLANCE
Impressive track record of investing in Kyrgyzstan
Strong investment team with previous Western investment management experience
$23 million in capital commitments from a diversified base of investors, including IFC and EBRD
Outsized GP commitment to align its interests with investors
Participation in the first institutional private equity fund to invest in SME’s in Kyrgyzstan
Rapidly growing economy, liberal currency and capital repatriation system, rising middle-class population and favorable macro environment
Highland Capital has developed its own Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Policy, which is an integral part of the Fund’s investment analysis and decision-making processes.
The Fund endeavors to ensure effective ESG management practices within the investment industry and promote acceptance and implementation of the internationally-accepted ESG principles.
Integrating ESG factors into each of their investments would positively contribute to a company’s performance and, consequently, to a country’s economy.