Building Impact Investment Portfolios


  • Impact Amplifier has developed a core set of services to assist impact investors to build quality business portfolios, which can thrive commercially whilst making a meaningful contribution to social and environmental challenges.

  • Although there is a growing interest and supply of impact investment capital for high growth businesses in Africa, this demand is often never realised. Some of the challenges investors confront include:

    Access to Quality Deal Flow: Investors are finding it difficult to locate investment ready deals, which are not coupled with untenable risks.

    Early Stage: Many available opportunities are within the early stages and still require a maturation process, which is beyond the mandate of the investor or does not suit the timeframes and pressure to allocate capital.

    High Investment Risk: Once a promising investment has been identified, there is still a high risk associated to it.

    Limited Market Understanding: Building local and regional knowledge of potential opportunities, the related regulatory frameworks, and the cultural contexts can be both time consuming and costly.

    Impact Amplifier’s has developed a core set of services to assist impact investors to build quality business portfolios, which can thrive commercially whilst making a meaningful contribution to social and environmental challenges.

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The services we provide include:

QUALITY DEAL SOURCING
Using its extensive network both in South Africa and the SADC region we can source and qualify commercial viable, impact investment opportunities across a spectrum of industries.
INVESTMENT READINESS SUPPORT
Many businesses show potential, but require support to reach both investment readiness and their full potential. Impact Amplifier provides advisory services and the strategic direction required for investors to make an informed decision.
POST INVESTMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Impact Amplifier provides post investment business development / technical assistance support as a tool to minimize the risk and enhance the returns on investments made.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT, MONITORING AND REPORTING
Utilizing the IRIS (Impact Reporting and Investment Standard) metrics and its own methodology Impact Amplifier can both monitor and evaluate an organisation’s social, environmental and financial performance.

Impact Amplifier has also integrated these services into a unique investment product for high impact businesses that can be tailored to the specific needs of Impact Investors. This approach reduces investment risk and the associated costs of deal sourcing by providing structured pre- and post acceleration support to the entrepreneur as an investment into the company.

Case Studies

A global Impact Investment Fund seeking post investment management support for one of its portfolio companies

A South African government funding agency, tasked with investing in technology focused innovations which have commercial potential