Leopard Capital launches pioneering Leopard Haiti Fund to Invest in Haiti’s Private Sector

Leopard Capital - Press Release | July 16, 2012

Douglas Clayton, CEO of Leopard Capital and Rachel Robbins, Vice President and General Counsel of IFC sign IFC’s commitment to Leopard Haiti Fund at IFC Headquarters, Washington, DC
Leopard Capital is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF).  LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.

The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti.  The first USD 20 million of this target has now been committed by three international development banks:  

  • $8.5 million by International Finance Corporation (IFC);
  • $8.5 million by Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), through MASSIF, a dedicated fund for SME development that FMO manages for the Dutch State;
  • $3.0 million from the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Group.