BlueOrchard Finance and BlueOrchard Investments have decided to pursue their act...
Geneva, Swittzerland, March, 29 2012 -
With the strategic goal to responsibly build on their core competencies, BlueOrchard Finance (Fixed Income) and BlueOrchard Investments (Private Equity) have decided that each company will pursue their activities separately in the future.
BlueOrchard is pleased that the outlook for microfinance investments is positive for 2012, even in light of challenging global financial markets. Microfinance institutions continue to grow; progress is made in the fields of regulation and client protection, and investors are regaining confidence in the sector.
For the last ten years, BlueOrchard has successfully managed microfinance investments in various market environments and has continuously positioned itself as the leader in serving the needs of this rapidly changing industry. BlueOrchard Finance launched in 2001 by investing debt in microfinance institutions. In 2007, a separate company, BlueOrchard Investments, was created to make private equity investments in microfinance institutions and networks globally.
With the strategic goal to responsibly build on their core competencies, BlueOrchard Finance (Fixed Income) and BlueOrchard Investments (Private Equity) have decided that each company will pursue their activities separately in the future. This allows both companies to take hold of the powerful market opportunities by focusing more intentionally on deploying the unique expertise of their respective investment teams.
This natural division of BlueOrchard allows the two companies to operate separately and will streamline the governance to best serve the interests of their clients and investors.
The decision has no immediate impact on the daily operations, teams, portfolio companies or investors of BlueOrchard Finance or BlueOrchard Investments since both companies were already working independently since inception under the unified brand. However BlueOrchard Investments and its related companies (BlueOrchard Capital; BlueOrchard Private Equity Fund) (private equity activities in microfinance) will operate as a central part of the leading impact investment firm “Bamboo Finance”