Quick Facts

Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Zimbabwe
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-03-31
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: Takura II
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Education and Health
Investment Amount (USD): $ 4.46 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported USD 3.75 MLN
Converted using 2017-12-25 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2018-04-09

Project Description


Takura II is a generalist private equity fund making investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises in Zimbabwe and, opportunistically, in pre-/transition economies of Southern Africa.


The fund expects to make 10-15 investments between US$3-7.5 million in various sectors with a special focus on agri-business/processing, fast moving consumer goods, ICT, health/pharmaceuticals, mining services and tourism. In addition to providing capital, the fund will also provide valuable intellectual capital, particularly in finance and reporting, as well as environmental, social and governance frameworks.


The investment has high development impact, supporting a first-time fund manager in a frontier market, making investments in small- and medium-sized enterprises that will in turn create jobs, prosperity and government revenue. FMO plays a specific role in supporting the funda€™s environmental and social management system and striving for best practices in environmental, social and governance matters.

Investment Description
Contact Information

South Africa
+27 11 507 2500



Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism.

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