LeapFrog invests in extraordinary businesses in Africa and Asia. They partner with their leaders to achieve leaps of growth, profitability and impact. Today, LeapFrog companies reach 117 million people across 33 emerging markets. 97.5 million are emerging consumers, often accessing insurance, savings, pensions, credit or healthcare for the first time. They call this distinctive approach “profit with purpose”, because it generates strong results and changes many lives. Leading global investors share this vision and have invested and committed over a billion dollars to LeapFrog. LeapFrog is the winner of Private Equity International (PEI) Firm of the Year Africa, and is ranked fifth on Fortune’s 2017 Change the World List. @leapfroginvest
LeapFrog invests capital, people and knowledge in purpose-driven businesses, helping them to grow, to be profitable and to have real social impact.
This is how it achieves top-tier returns for their investors. And how it enables striving emerging consumers to propel themselves into prosperity and security. This is a synergy, not a trade-off.
LeapFrog aims to open the gates of the capital markets for high growth businesses – bringing large-scale capital to drive rapid impact on billions of lives. They are interested in both scale and diversification. They like building big businesses that succeed and endure.
LeapFrog thinks of ourselves always as co-owners – alongside our investors, co-investors, management and local communities. They work hard to have a deep relationship with all these partners.
It brings distinctive operational experience and advisory support to partner companies to make a game changing difference in their financial and social performance. Our team has a substantial proportion of operators and experts.
Ultimately, LeapFrog hopes that the philosophy and strategy of profit with purpose will be adopted by a diverse and large number of institutions. And that they will be replicated by a hundred LeapFrogs.