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US, Canada; Latin America; India; Southeast Asia; Central Asia; Oceania; Global

Treetops Capital LP Treetops Capital is a fund management company dedicated to solving social and environmental challenges through market-based solutions. Treetops is geographically focused in developing countries where it has a strong local presence or partnerships, and measures its success by social and environmental impact as well as financial performance. Investments are made across three sectors: Green affordable housing: Treetops affiliate, RPF Development, invests in and develops affordable housing projects for lower and middle classes, and incorporates green design components that make the projects more environmentally sustainable and increase cost savings. Microfinance and SMEs: Treetops is a co-Manager of the Gawa Fund, which invests in microfinance institutions and small and medium enterprise (SME) financial institutions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Sustainable Agriculture: Treetops makes investments in SME agribusinesses across the value chain, which benefit smallholder farmers with the backing of OPIC and private investors.

Private Equity

OVERVIEW

Description

The Treetops team shares a common vision that strong financial performance is intertwined with social and environmental sustainability. Investments in the emerging lower and middle classes in developing countries in affordable housing, micro/ SMEs, and agribusinesses represent a strong opportunity to make financial returns and a sustainable impact. Treetops implements technology and international best practices where possible to enhance financial, social, and environmental performance. An important component of Treetops' mission is to help educate and broaden the field of impact investors. The Gawa Microfinance Fund was 100% raised from private investors including family offices, high net worth individuals, and foundations. One of Treetops' goals is to pursue impact opportunities that are unique, scalable and that will have a demonstration effect. For example, Treetops' affiliate, RPF Development, is the first developer and investor to focus on green affordable housing in Romania and the region.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

FUND SIZE:

>$100MM

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Enterprise Development, SME; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Natural Resources / Conservation

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Latin America
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central Asia
  • Oceania
  • Global

funding types

  • Debt
  • Equity

DEALS

TEAM MEMBERS

Team

ASSOCIATIONS

IA 50 2014 Manager

This company was selected as an ImpactAssets 50 2014 Manager.