Date: 17 October 2019

Patrick Ball joins the Johannesburg team as a Director

Patrick has joined the Johannesburg team as a Director. Patrick has over 14 years’ experience in investment management in both global private equity and microfinance investing. Patrick has worked at leading global investors including Doughty Hanson & Co, Deutsche Bank, Developing World Markets (DWM) and Incofin Investment Management.

Patrick brings a broad range of skills and experience to Verdant Capital, including investment banking at Bear Stearns in New York and London, and as CFO of FINCA’s microfinance bank in the DR Congo.

Patrick will be dedicated full-time to the Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund upon its first close. Verdant Capital is targeting a first close of USD 80 million to invest hybrid capital in inclusive financial institutions across Africa. The first close will be anchored by two leading European development finance institutions.

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