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rebuilding the Mano River Union


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rebuilding the Mano River Union


The Liberia Economic Impact Fund (LEIF) is a $50 million private equity fund investing in the Mano River Union's vibrant small and medium-sized enterprise sector. The objective of the fund is to spur broad-based economic growth and private sector development in the aftermath of the devastating Ebola outbreak. 

Learn more about the Mano River Union

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Investment Strategy


Investment Strategy


 

The strategy of the Fund will be to drive growth and create value in portfolio companies through deep engagement by the investment team. The team, based in Monrovia, will work closely with the portfolio, providing support in a variety of functions including:

  • Comprehensive active management: The investment team will proactively manage portfolio companies and will advise them in decision-making, contract negotiations , and the development and execution of long-term strategic plans, in addition to taking on other executive and board functions. 
  • Building local and international networks: The LEIF team will leverage linkages and build value-enhancing relationships between portfolio companies and will connect them to local and international resources. 
  • Business development and capacity building: An associated Technical Assistance Facility will support strategic business development activities such as trainings, equipment upgrades, and targeted consultancies. 

Mobilizing extensive commercial relationships in Liberia and West Africa, the team will deploy capital in sectors with potential for rapid growth and significant social impact. The sectors will include, but will not necessarily be limited to healthcare, logistics, equipment leasing, power generation, ICT, services and agribusiness. 

Check out our portfolio

 
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Social Impact


Social Impact


LEIF's social mission is to promote long-term, inclusive economic growth and job creation in Liberia by underpinning its investments with a targeted Technical Assistance Facility (TAF). In order to achieve this mission, LEIF will complement careful management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues by focusing on an additional high-priority impact area—Health—to assess the public-health risks, opportunities and impacts associated with investments. These “H+ESG” targets are defined below: