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PEARL CAPITAL PARTNERS

An independent agriculture investment management firm.

PEARL CAPITAL PARTNERS

We are a specialist agriculture investment firm that has been investing in small and medium sized East African agribusinesses since 2006. Our investments generate financial returns for our investors while creating significant social impact. Our success is derived from working with ambitious management teams, providing supportive investment structures and specialist expertise that create high-growth agribusinesses.

Our investments strengthen agricultural sub-sectors and use smallholder farmer networks to generate significant income for millions of families across East Africa. The byproduct of this growth is that it creates financial returns for us and our investors.

OUR FUNDS

Yield Uganda Investment Fund

(Yield) 2017-2027

The agribusiness impact fund, set up in January 2017 by the European Union (EU), through the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), with an initial €12 million investment, has now hit the €20 million (UGX 85 billion, 4250 UGX per EUR) mark in total commitments, following an €8million (4250 UGX per EUR) investment from the Open Society Foundation and FCA Investments.

African Agricultural Capital Fund

(AACF) 2011-2018

AACF’s investors are the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Social Finance and USAID. The investors have collectively invested US$25 million for the fund plus a technical assistance facility of US$1.5 million from USAID. AACF invests in high growth business in the agricultural value chains in East Africa. AACF has invested in 8 businesses in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi.

African Seed Investment Fund

(ASIF) 2010-2021

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is the sole investor in ASIF where it invested US$12 million. ASIF’s mandate is to provide affordable risk capital to seed companies to improve the delivery of quality certified seed to smallholder farmers. ASIF invests in qualifying business in eight countries namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia. ASIF is now fully invested with 13 investees across the East and Southern African region.

African Agricultural Capital

(AAC) 2006-2018

AAC was established as an investment company in 2005 with the following investors: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Volksvermogen NV, a Belgian investor. The investors collectively invested US$9 million in AAC.
AAC invested in high-growth SMEs, achieving a commercial return which while impacting large numbers of smallholder farmers by bringing them into markets. The fund fully invested the US$9 million in 16 businesses.

The BDS facility is a grant provided by the EU, and implemented by IFAD.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT (BDS) FACILITY

The facility is designed to help investee enterprises under Yield Fund towards successful business growth and expansion.

Through this facility, investee businesses have access to high quality Business Development & Management Support, provided by highly qualified SME based consultants, particularly in the areas of improving business administration (policies, procedures, internal controls) and financial management systems.

YIELD INVESTMENTS

CHEMIPHAR Uganda Limited-2019

Chemiphar is an internationally accredited analytical laboratory located on the outskirts of Kampala, in Kansanga, whose core business is to provide testing and inspection services to SME businesses operating in food and beverages, agro-products, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetics as well as agricultural seeds. Chemiphar therefore essentially acts as an enabler to agri-businesses which are required to meet international standards for both export and local certification of their processed and value added products.

CECOFA-2018

The Yield Uganda Investment Fund, set up with financing from the European Union (EU) through the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and National Social Security Fund Uganda (NSSF), managed by Pearl Capital Partners (PCP), has made its second investment in Uganda, committing UGX 5.14 billion Shillings to Central Coffee Farmers Association Ltd (CECOFA), a farmer owned primary coffee processor. The fund is on schedule to close a further two agri-business investments over the remainder of the year 2018.

Sesaco Limited- 2018

Sesaco Limited is an agro-processing company, processing and manufacturing soy based products. The Promoter, mooted the idea in 1978, started trading at small scale household levels and consequently registered Sesaco in 1987. The business is currently located at Kyengera trading centre, 9 kilometers from Kampala city center, a prime location providing accessibility to suppliers and markets. Sesaco’s flagship products are soy cup (a decaffeinated instant beverage), soy millet flour and soy maize flour.

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