Verdant Capital is an leading investment advisor to the Pan-African inclusive financial services sector. Verdant Capital has an exceptional track record across the Continent, having raised over USD 250 million in private debt and equity for inclusive financial institutions and “fintech” companies since 2017.
Verdant Capital provides debt raising, equity raising and M&A services to a range of Inclusive Financial Institutions, including microfinance banks, credit-only institutions, mortgage and housing banks, leasing companies, invoice discounting companies, SME-lenders and other specialist financiers. Verdant Capital’s debt raising transactions are predominately local currency denominated. Verdant Capital has consistently placed as one of the largest advisors to this sector in Africa.
Verdant Capital has an exceptional track record advising on transactions in the Fintech sector, across equity capital raises, debt capital raises and M&A.
Verdant Capital is a member of the EMPEA, the Emerging Market Private Equity Association, the trade body of the leading global emerging markets private equity firms, as well as leading service providers to the sector. Membership of the trade body gives Verdant Capital crucial perspectives in the execution of its M&A transactions.
Created in 1998, CERISE is a French non-profit organisation that promotes responsible, ethical and inclusive finance through the measurement and management of social performance. Verdant Capital is a member of the steering committee for SPI4, the tool currently being developed by Cerise for social performance measurement.
The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) with over 130 members is the leading network of European organisations and individuals active in the microfinance/financial inclusion sector in developing countries.
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is the global champion of impact investing, dedicated to increasing its scale and effectiveness around the world.
MAIN was established in Abidjan in 1995 through the initiative of several institutions to help reinforce the social and economic role of the African microfinance institutions by initiating an African agenda for microfinance promotion in the process of African overall development.
Since 2009, the Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) has been an annual milestone that brings together the private sector, governments, practitioners, policymakers, academia, and consumers to share emerging best practices, solutions and initiatives to scale up financial inclusion globally. The Investor Guidelines for Responsible Investing in Digital Financial Services helps to navigate evolving opportunities and risks for sustainable, inclusive growth.
The Smart Campaign is a global effort to unite financial leaders around a common goal: to keep clients as the driving force of the industry. The Smart Campaign is working with financial leaders from around the world to provide institutions with the tools and resources they need to deliver transparent, respectful, and prudent financial services to all clients. For more than 10 years, the Campaign has maintained a rigorous Certification program, elevated the client voice, and convened partners to effect change at the national level. Verdant Capital is an Endorser of the Smart Campaign’s Client Protection Principles.