Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Since mid-2014, Triple Jump has significantly increased its activities investing in SMEs in low- and middle-income countries. In 2016, the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) track ‘financing local SMEs through investment funds’ managed by a consortium of Triple Jump and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, increased from EUR 175 M to EUR 270 M. The fund aims to address the finance gap that exists for “missing middle” businesses in select countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and has special attention for investing in fragile states, innovative initiatives, young and female entrepreneurs.
Aside from regular analysis on financial as well as social indicators, investment proposals take into account important factors like the additionality of the funding provided. Entering DGGF’s third year of existence, it has become more apparent that there is a clear need for the type of hands-on, cornerstone investing that this fund offers. This has resulted in over 300 proposals which have been reviewed by the DGGF investment team.