Investment Criteria

Geographies: Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Investment size:  USD 500 thousand to 2 million per investment, for a minority stake.

Investment structure: Equity, quasi-equity, mezzanine or debt – tailored to the needs of the business, and with potential for robust and equitable financial returns.

Investment period: Typically 5 to 7 years.

Company characteristics: We provide growth capital to companies across the agricultural value chain – from input provision to processing and distribution – that contribute to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. We prefer to work with companies that have an established track record, significant potential for further growth, reputable managers, and willingness to adhere to high standards of financial reporting and governance.

The Voxtra East Africa Agribusiness Fund will invest in commercially viable enterprises with strong growth potential that empower smallholder farmers in East Africa to increase their incomes.

Sector Focus

The Fund can invest in all segments within agriculture, aquaculture and forestry, and in all steps of the value chain such as primary production, processing, distribution, transporting, financing or any other related activity that has positive impact on smallholder farmers. The fund will not invest in companies involved in tobacco production or processing.

Geographic Focus

The Fund expects to concentrate its investments in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, but could also invest in the wider East African region, including Burundi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Zambia.

INVESTMENT PROPOSALS

We would like to hear from you if your business meets the criteria outlined above. In order to help us assess the investment opportunity, we kindly request you to provide us with the following information:

• A description of your business, your plans for the future and your funding needs.

• Historical financials and management accounts.

• Projected financials for the next 3-5 years.

Investment proposals should be directed to post@voxtra.org

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