The GIIN has released a new report, Network Insights: Impact Measurement in the Healthcare Sector. The report features commonly-used impact metrics and measurement approaches by Vital Capital and other leading investors in healthcare delivery in emerging markets. The report is a key step to greater transparency and shared learnings in the sector. This is GIIN’s second in a series of Network Insights publications that aggregate common practices and perspectives from impact investors. https://thegiin.org/knowledge/publication/network-insights-impact-measurement-in-the-healthcare-sector
Congratulations to our portfolio company Kora Angola for the inauguration the newly constructed schools in Centrality of Lossambo. Lossambo an urban housing community developed by Kora Angola, will be home to approximately 2,000 families who will have access to fully equipped educational facilities, on-site healthcare services, modern and improved sanitation, electricity and other vibrant infrastructure. This is a remarkable step for Kora – the students start classes tomorrow!
GIIRS Ratings are rigorous, comprehensive and comparable ratings of a fund’s social and environmental impact. We’re proud to report that this year Official B Magazine has named us Top 5 GIIRS-rated funds setting the gold standard in impact investing. for more info: http://bftw.bthechange.com/the-funds/
We are proud to announce that our protfolio company WaterHealth International Inc.is now providing access to safe drinking water to more than 7 million people worldwide. The Company has scalable and profitable operations in many developing economies and is now looking at expanding into Africa and SE Asia including China. For more info: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waterhealth-reaches-7-million-people-in-underserved-communities-worldwide-with-pure-drinking-water-systems-300373747.htmlwaterhealth-plant
Dan Schonfeld, Vital Capital’s Head of Finance, represented the fund in the recent EMPEA & FT “Private Equity in Africa” event, held in London on October 26th. Dan participated in a panel discussion on “Healthcare Investments in Africa”, where he used Vital Capital’s successful experience in investing in the Luanda Medical Center in Angola to draw lessons and wider conclusions regarding the potential opportunities in investing in similar private healthcare ventures in sub-Saharan Africa. dan-vital-empea-pe-in-africa-261016-01 dan-vital-empea-pe-in-africa-261016-02
haifa 2 About 70 participants took part in an event organized by UK Friends of the University of Haifa and was held in London last week. Prof. Avi Sagi-Schwartz, head of the international master's program in child development to developing countries, told the attendees about the mission to train professionals in childcare from developing countries in Africa and Asia, including teachers, social workers, doctors and even priests. Students from developing countries have extremely limited options world-wide to study child development within the context of their unique cultural, societal, and educational settings. Vital in collaboration with the University of Haifa is hosting the new International MA Program in Child Development for Developing Countries, an innovative academic initiative that brings talented students from diverse backgrounds – pediatrics, nursing, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, law, priesthood, social work and social welfare, speech pathology and therapy – to make a substantial impact in their home countries in the fields of education, welfare and healthcare with regards to children. The students are from Chile, Ghana, Nepal, Ethiopia, Cameroon, China, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, South Africa, and Nigeria. and the first year of the programme ended in July and was a great success.Now the students are back in their home countries and could implement and use all the tools the aide in order to empower children and women.
June 7th,2016
Luanda Medical Center (LMC) is pleased to present its First Children's Art Exhibition. During the month of June an exhibition entitled "Enquanto Esperas" (While you are waiting), will feature the Pediatric floor in the facilities. In this exhibition LMC present a set of paintings and drawings made by our younger customers, during the time they are waiting for Pediatrics consultation. They represent the work done during this first year of activity. 0073
June 5th, 2016
haifa 1We are proud to present short film capturing the first international program focused on training masters students from the developing world in the essentials of child development and infant mental health. The International MA Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk around the world. It is designed to prepare the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries. This unique program equips professionals with the knowledge and skills that are necessary when returning to their home countries to affect and influence the well being of children and their families. Link to the short film: https://vimeo.com/167825332
May 27, 2016
New life in Lossambo On May 27, 2016 Kora Housing vision and hard work turned into reality that changes lives of thousands of Angolan people. 2000 families are getting their new houses in Lossambo beautiful new Urban Community, and improve their life and the future of their kids forever. Kora Housing, a' Vibrant Community' development company that is constructing 40,000 affordable, high-quality residential units on 15 sites throughout Angola, in fully integrated community environments. In addition to modern 100 sq meter, 3 bedroom, 2 bath housing units, the Kora communities provide a full range of community infrastructure including, but not limited to modern utilities, recreational, social, cultural, retail, health care and educational services and facilities.
January 2016
The first Social Impact Bond (SIB) launched Thursday, January 7, 2016, and of course we were there to support and encourage!
UBS and Social Finance Israel hosted the launch of the first SIB by Sir Ronald Cohen, co-founder Chairman of Social Finance Israel and Caroline Anstey, Group Managing Director and Global Head of UBS and Society. Social Impact Bond (SIB) is a financial instrument that raises capital from the private sector to support programs for positive social causes that result in public sector, the first SIB in Israel target the prevention of type 2 diabetes among high-risk pre-diabetics in Israel.   Ak5YMYbDzJ38JdLH51zTnRw5J_27H-lYdAYU41bxLWuZ
June 2015
this one Eytan Stibbe, a Founding Partner of the Vital Capital Fund attended the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, and was a guest speaker in the Investing For Impact session, exploring deployment of impact investing capital, its added value, and its differentiation from traditional investments.
december 2015
11   "Investing in Africa is not about just the need. It's about the need and context of the culture" - Eytan Stibbe, the Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, at The Global African Investment Summit London today, Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Mr. Stibbe was on the very distinguished panel today, which focused on Private Equity. He spoke with regards to how the industry is providing equity funding for expansion and growth, what unique considerations must be made when raising funds for African investments, how the traditional private equity model works in Africa for deploying funds, and how private equity can overcome the challenging exit environment. Learn more.
November 2015
3N7A0159   In November 2015, renowned Angolese artist Toy Boy was the special guest of a multidisciplinary seminar on “Glocalism and Contemporary African Art,” at Shenkar College. The seminar is a joint project between Shenkar and Vital Capital. Toy Boy’s lecture focused on his experience and work, while encouraging the Israeli students to go out into the street and to draw their materials and inspiration from the realities of social and urban life.
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October 2015
We've been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2015 (IA 50) for the second year in a row. The IA 50 is a free, publicly available online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its fifth year, is the first publicly available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. Get all the details here. vital_logo-011
October 2015
On October 8th 2015, Renana Shvartzvald, Vital's Head of ESG & Impact Department participated on the panel at SOCAP, which discussed how impact investment measurement tools have evolved, how important measuring impact is to investors and organizations, how much of a role impact measurement has in fundraising and investment decisions, and what challenges still exist. “It’s not so much about choosing one tool or the other, but rather about having the right combination of measurement tools which together best serve the overall objective of both profiling the impact thesis of each investment, facilitating decision making and reporting impact results.” - Renana Shvartzvald, Vital's Head of ESG & Impact Department   today
October 2015
On October 7th, Vital co-lead during the World Economic Forum's Davos Game, in collaboration with the head of impact initiate of WEF, while at the biggest conference for Impact investing: SOCAP. The dynamic game had participants assume the role of hands-on impact investors, actively involved in designing and launching businesses in a fictional African country. The goal of the game was to discuss, in a fun way, the impact of an investment and how it can be positively or negatively correlated with risk and return.
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September 2015
  Africa-Global-Funds-Magazine-September-2015-preview                                           September's issue of Africa Global Funds focuses on impact investing and ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors. "Despite the vast economic growth in Africa, the need for development impact on the continent is still huge. As the majority of Africans live below $8 a day, they struggle with existential challenges on a daily basis, including extreme poverty, hunger, disease and unemployment." That's why they sat down with David van Adelsberg, Chairman of Impact Capital Strategies, and Eytan Stibbe, Founding partner of Vital Capital, to talk about how the fund is delivering both social and financial returns. To download and read the full issue, click here.            
September 2015
33   One of Vital's portfolio companies, Luanda Medical Center joined the social responsibility project, "Give Life to the Future", promoted by Refriango in Angola. The project aims to improve the living conditions of 166 children from orphanages in Luanda. Find out more, in Portuguese.
September 2015
99   Management of WaterHealth Ghana, a portfolio company of Vital, on Thursday, September 25, 2015 made donations to the chiefs and people of Ablekuma in the Ga Central District and Nsakina in the Ga West District towards the celebrations of the annual Homowo festival. Get all the details here. ​ ​ ​ ​
August 2015
Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos visited one Vital's projects, Sambizanga, which focuses on the rebuilding of neighbourhoods in the center of Luanda. So far this wonderful project has produced 30 buildings - about 500 apartments - and it continues to develop even more. In the this article you can learn more about the people affected by the inspirational project, as they express their appreciation and describe how their lives have improved dramatically because of it.   PR11
August 2015
IMG_0495   It's Vital's pleasure to share the news that WaterHealth, one of our portfolio companies, has been awarded a grant for Euro 6.75MM ($7.6MM) by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency under their Ghana GWW Program! The funding will be used to construct about 85 WHCs in Ghana. Also included is an extensive WASH education and monitoring program to augment the WHC operations. The funding will be instrumental in ensuring an important source of safe water to the people of Ghana while taking the Ghana operations to the critical scale essential for sustainability! This success should help coalesce other significant projects that the WHI team is trying to close, marching towards the goal of achieving a significant order book by the end of the year. There will be more additional good news coming soon. Stay here for more!
August 2015
1.2440710 The Landscape for Impact Investing in East Africa is out! The results show 9.3 billion USD  invested and disbursed throughout the eastern region of Africa through over 1,000 deals made by development finance institutions. Through the work of Vital Capital and 154 other active impact investors the effects of these impact investment projects are real and the region is looking at big opportunities to expand in consumer goods for mass markets and urban development.   To read more, click here.
July 2015

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We're very excited to announce that the students received their MA degrees on July 16th, 2015 in a formal academic graduation ceremony chaired by the University Rector and the Dean of Graduate studies!
We are proud to support such an important program, which enables students to acquire tools and knowledge that they can then apply to their communities back home in order to increase the quality of life in their communities.
And a special congratulations to the five students who were awarded for their outstanding final projects, which were presented in a special posters exhibition organized at the University of Haifa last month.
A number of ambassadors and senior diplomats from Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Myanmar, and Nigeria participated in the ceremony. Way to go students! ​
July 2015
dan-vital-empea-pe-in-africa-261016-01 dan-vital-empea-pe-in-africa-261016-02329592   Congratulations to Vital Capital’s portfolio company Water Health for landing a major contract in Bengaluru giving an entire city and 10 million more people access to fresh water this year. Their goal is to provide 100 million people with access to safe water. Read more details here.    
July 2015
MEDICAL_CENTER-640x300                     Congrats to Luanda Medical Center, Angola's World Class Medical Clinic, on performing multiple procedures including a hernia repair, two eye operations, and a hemorrhoidectomy all success-fully! More procedures are scheduled for the upcoming days.
July 2015
d0002   The Prabon Greenfields Project is a housing program initiated to provide quality real estate for the working class in the Ashanti Region and beyond. The program was initiated by the Asantehene, in partnership with Vital Capital, to address the shortage of urban housing in the country and aims to provide high-quality, environmentally friendly housing and community services such as day care, schools, health services and nature preservation solutions. Learn more, here.
June 2015
blue_architecture_houses_build_3888x2592_wallpaperfo.com   Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) have introduced the first benchmark to provide financial performance data about private investment funds in the growing impact investing industry. The Cambridge Associates Impact Investing Benchmark is developed and compiled by global in-vestment advisor Cambridge Associates in a partnership with the Global Impact Investing Net-work (GIIN), an organization that seeks to increase the scale and effectiveness of impact investing, and will provide performance data on a quarterly basis. “This benchmark lays the groundwork to generate critical financial performance data for the im-pact investment industry,”said Amit Bouri, CEO of the GIIN. “This demonstrates that market rates of return are achievable through impact investing. We hope this will strengthen the credi-bility of impact investing for a broader set of investors.” The Cambridge Associates Impact Investing Benchmark includes 51 private investment funds of vintage years 1998 to 2010 that have the specific objective to create positive, measurable social impact and to produce risk-adjusted, market-rate financial returns. The funds included focus on social impact objectives such as financial inclusion, economic development and education. To read the full story, click here.
June 2015
image001                                 Eytan Stibbe, the Founding Partner of Vital Capital, and David van Adelsberg, chairman of Impact Capital Strategies, spoke with Bloomberg in an interview about Vital’s plans to raise $500 Million for a second Africa-focused impact investment fund. “The fund aims to build communities by investing in affordable housing, agriculture, water, edu-cation, health care and clean energy.” said Eytan Stibbe. "People consider those areas that we're active in as higher risk and there are less entities involved, It's more difficult to attract foreign, Western sources of money to these sectors...in rural —even urban — Africa." Read more on Bloomberg, Bloomberg Brief, and FIN Alternatives.    
June 2015
DSC_0130                                                                       Check out the incredible final project posters created by graduate students in child development at the University of Haifa to promote their work in developing countries! The program is sup-ported by VitalCapital and the students presented the projects in front of Mrs. Frankie C. Obianagha, Ambassador of Nigeria in Israel and Mr. H.E. Prahlad Kumar Prasai, Ambassador of Nepal in Israel.
June 2015
download (1)                     Vital Capital Fund is pleased to announce that is has received a $9.8 million USD loan from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to support the Luanda Medical Center, a world class medical clinic designed to provide high quality healthcare and diagnostic services for the local population of Angola. The Luanda Medical Center (LMC) will provide same-day ambulatory and cardiology procedures, as well as advanced diagnostic capabilities such as MRI, CT, ultra sound and X-Ray.
Elizabeth Littlefield President and CEO of OPIC said, “Vital Capital’s investments in high-impact sectors across the African continent excellently align with OPIC’s development and finance goals. Their investment in the Luanda Medical Center will enable middle and lower income families to access quality healthcare, improving the quality of life of local populations in Angola. This shows how investing with impact can spur tangible social improvements while also generating returns for investors and lenders.”
June 2015
prabon   Vital Capital’s portfolio company, Prabon Greenfields, is a new community taking shape in Prabon, a town near Kumasi, and promises to re-define the way Ghanaians will live in the future. The project is the first-of-its-kind; a comprehensive, eco-friendly community to be constructed in the Ashanti Region with state-of-the-art facilities, thus setting the standards for a modern family setting.
June 2015
  The House of Music is a socio-cultural non-profit project, created by the Foundation Art and Cul-ture with a view to encouraging the development of new musical talent among artists and young aspirants to the musical world. The Music House project provides disadvantaged children and young people living on the streets of Luanda, Angola access to musical training, recording studio access, rehearsals, cultural event productions, sponsorship of promising artists and houses the international project, "Cultural Bridge".
May 2015
image2 Eytan Stibbe​, ​​a Founding Partner of the Vital Capital Fund,​ and ​General Wesley K. Clark​, from the strategic advisory board at Vital Capital, were both speakers at ​The Global PE Conference​, which ​held ​thought-provoking keynotes and in-depth, lively discussions centering on the theme of Unlocking the Power of Private Equity in Emerging Markets​. The conference took place in Washington DC, May 11-14th and was very successful. "The greater the social impact, the greater the profits. Investors don't get involved in EMs for just profit" – Eytan Stibbe
April 2015
Untitled Vital Capital is pleased to announce a follow-on investment in Focal energy Holdings B.V., a Vital portfolio company active in the renewable energy sector. Operating in India, Focal builds, owns, and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities utilizing various technologies, including biomass, hydro,and solar (PV), utilized to generate clean, affordable energy for the local population. Alongside several others of Focal’s current investors, Vital is proud to continue its support of the development of Focal’s activities via an investment in a convertible bond issued by the company to finance the development of additional PV assets in India. Focal Energy is a leading renewable energy enterprise, recognized as a world-class owner and manager of projects and exemplified by its positive impact on people and the environment. Focal owns and oper-ates five renewable energy electricity-generation facilities in India (one bio-mass, two hydro-electric and Two PV) with a total installed capacity of 31 MW, expected to grow to nearly 100MW by the end of 2015. Deals for the investment in several additional PV facilities with a total installed capacity of over 70 MW are currently in development. The company’s overall pipeline in India is well over 300 MW. To read more about the project visit our website: http://www.vital-capital.com/focal-energy/ and Focal’s website at http://focal-energy.com/home
April 2015
Nimrod Gerber, CEO of Kora, a Vital Capital portfolio housing company, was invited by Paraguayan President HON. Sr. Horacio Cartes, to present and discuss urban and rural development concepts and possible integrated solutions. Kora addresses the growing global problem of housing deficits with mass industrialized affordable housing projects. Through urban and rural community development projects, Kora aims to improve quality of life of people. Planning, construction and commercialization in Kora Projects around the world is all done under Kora's management, and includes housing, water, sewage, road, and energy supply infrastructure. Kora projects also integrate social facilities, such as schools, healthcare buildings, green areas, leisure and commercial areas, and everything needed to create a vibrant sustainable community.
April 2015
Nimrod Gerber, CEO of Kora Housing, Vital Capital’s portfolio company in Angola, attended the 2nd African Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum, which was held on April 30th in Luanda, Angola. While attending the forum, Nimrod spoke about public private partnership projects, saying: ”Putting the contractual aspect aside, we as the private sector should always remember what the first "P" really stands for - our partnership with the public. Of course it goes through the central government, but it should not stop there, it's not GPP. It should trickle down to municipal authorities, traditional entities, and most importantly to the local communities, which are our closest partners here. The curious kid that comes looking once we begin construction at a new site wondering "what's happening here"- he is a main stakeholder.” To read more about the forum, visit http://www.auiif.com/en.
April 2015
Vital Capital is pleased to announce its successful exits from two infrastructure investments in Angola: the Sumbe-Gabela-Waku Kungo (SGWK) electricity transmission project and the Water For All (WFA) water project. Vital’s investment in these two projects yielded an IRR of over 24% for the fund’s investors. Since investing in both projects in early 2014, Vital was instrumental in making sure these two key infrastructure projects were executed on schedule and at the required level of quality, including the implementation of appropriate environmental, social and governance guidelines to ensure the projects delivered the desired impact for the benefit of the Angolan population. The Sumbe-Gabela-Waku Kungo (SGWK) transmission line project, which involved rolling out 330 km of electricity lines, expanded the Angolan national electricity transmission network into rural areas, enabling a greater number of households, as well as factories, water systems, schools and medical facilities, access to grid-provided electricity. By connecting over 1.3m Angolans living in remote villages to the national electricity grid, the project was also able to replace inefficient and costly diesel-powered generation with a reliable source of power generated from clean renewable sources. The project was awarded an outstanding Platinum rating by the GIIRS Impact model rating assessment. The Water For All (WFA) project was undertaken to provide clean potable water distribution systems to over 150 remote, rural communities, with an expected positive effect beginning at the individual level through the village and all the way to the overall economy. Once finished, over 500,000 people in remote areas will gain access to 1.3m liters of clean purified drinking water per day.
March 2015
Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 2.43.06 PM Vital Capital’s annual meeting was held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 24, 2015. Vital’s team presented to its advisory board, limited partners, and investment committee, an overview of the fund’s activities over the past year, ESG & Impact performance, and its strategy for the year ahead. In addition, the organization unveiled its annual Impact report, “Crafting Impact,” which includes details of a new and innovative way to measure ‘impact’ developed by the Vital Capital team. The guest of honor at the meeting was António de Almeida Santos, a veteran member of Vital’s Advisory Board who is retiring from his position. A distinguished jurist, Almeida Santos worked as a lawyer for 20 years in Mozambique, where he was also active in the Group of Democrats of Mozambique. Upon his return to Lisbon he held a series of ministerial posts in the provisional and later constitutional governments, including as Adjoint Minister to the Prime Minister, and Minister of State and of Parliamentary Affairs. Mr. Santos also served as President of the Parliamentary Group and President of the Assembly of the Republic. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Freedom in 2004, and is a recipient of the North-South Prize, awarded by the Council of Europe in recognition of achievements in the field of protection of human rights. Mr. Santos will continue to support and consult Vital Capital in its activity in sub-Saharan Africa.
March 2015
His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene king, accompanied by his wife, Lady Julia, and Former United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, attended the Prabon Greenfields project celebratory events in Ghana. The Prabon Greenfields project was initiated by the Asantehene in partnership with Vital Capital to provide decent and relatively affordable housing facilities for middle class workers, and professionals such as doctors, lecturers, professors, and lawyers. The project, which aims to address a shortage of urban housing in the country, involved the construction of a high-quality, integrated, and environmentally-friendly 500-unit housing complex, as well as community services such as day-care, schools, health services and nature preservation solutions. Mr. Eytan Stibbe, the founding partner of the Vital Capital Fund, said the project was the first major investment by the fund in the country, and expressed the hope that it would provide more comfortable accommodations for people in an eco-friendly environment.
March 2015
WaterHealth International (WHI), a Vital Capital portfolio company, has participated in AIMA 6th Innovation Practitioners Summit 2015 case study contest. Vital is proud to announce that WHI’s case study has been selected as unanimous first choice by AIMA's eminent Jury Panel in the Environmentally Sustainable Solutions Category. The entire jury panel was impressed with the effort and was keen to provide the platform to showcase this excellent work. WHI offers an innovative solution to the challenge of potable water scarcity in developing markets, based on decentralized (local or “off-grid”), low-cost and easy to maintain water purification facilities, which provide local communities with clean drinking water at affordable prices. Read more about the project here.
March 2015
Eytan Stibbe, the founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, and Renana Shvartzvald, head of ESG and impact, attended the Jewish Funders Network International Conference 2015, which was held last week in Tel Aviv. JFN works with Jewish funders, at the individual and collective levels, to improve the quality of their giving and maximize their impact as they make the change they want to see in the world. JFN leverages the power and the creativity of networks to produce change in the Jewish World. Stibbe and Shvartzvald participated in the "Funding Internationally: Exploring Opportunities in Africa" session and spoke about Vital Capital as a leading impact investor in Africa. In his presentation, Stibbe discussed the attributes of impact investing: "True impact has three key characteristics: for profit, intentional impact and measurable impact."
March 2015
Eytan Stibbe, the founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, attended the first Impact Investing conference in Israel, which was held earlier this week in Tel Aviv. Worldwide specialists, leaders, and professionals gathered to explore the exciting field of impact investment, a growing global movement that creates opportunities for investors to make significant, positive, social and environmental changes while generating financial returns. Eytan Stibbe was one of many expert speakers including Abigail Noble, head of Impact Investing at the World Economic Forum, and Sir Ronald Cohen, a chairman at the Social Impact Investment Taskforce. Stibbe participated in the "No Trade Off: Impact Investments in Africa" session and spoke about Vital Capital's activities as a leading impact investor in Africa and demonstrated the no tradeoff paradigm. "There are fast growing cities that need a solution. Vital Capital tackles this need with affordable housing", Stibbe said. "Once you resolve the logistics and skilled work, it is much easier to build an impact business in Africa".
March 2015
  Vital Capital has entered into a new partnership with Sapir College to promote social welfare in Huambo, Angola. As a result of Vital's membership in the Clinton Foundation, CGI has committed to take action to address the psychological needs of 300 orphans in Huambo. This commitment will help to build infrastructure for psychological services that will assist these children across three different orphanages. Over the course of the last two years senior social work students and faculty from the School of Social Work at the Sapir College in Israel have headed for Huambo, Angola for a six month international social work field internship, the first of its kind in the world. Since the first group arrived in Huambo, programs including staff training programs and group interventions with children and adolescents have been implemented within anumber of orphanages, all in cooperation with the social welfare services and with the support of the Art and Culture foundation. Another program of sewing was also developed with local women and advanced into a self-run cooperative selling its products to the largest chain store in the country. In addition to the work being done in Huambo, this joint initiative has supported the development of academic ties between the Sapir College School of Social Work and the newly established first public school of social work in Angola. Students from the two institutions spend a two-day seminar together learning about social work and the populations that the profession serves in each of the countries. Plans are now underway to determine possibilities for social work students from Angola to study in Israel. Taken together, the success of this initial pilot project provides a significant platform for future development work supported by Vital Capital and the School of Social Work at Sapir College.
March 2015
Vital Capital is pleased to announce the opening of the Luanda Medical Center (LMC), a new world-class medical center designed to provide health care excellence to the people of Angola. Located in the center of Luanda, the LMC offers personalized healthcare and differentiated services, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment. This new center is financed by Vital Capital Fund, which invests in opportunities to improve the quality of life in developing countries, and has a financing commitment from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution which mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges across the globe. Staffed by a first-class team of health professionals from various parts of the world such as Israel, Spain, USA, South Africa, Angola, and Portugal, the Luanda Medical Center offers a wide range of complementary diagnostic procedures such as MRI, CT, X-ray digital, ultrasound, bone densitometry, and more. The Luanda Medical Center is equipped with the latest generation medical equipment that is used in the best hospitals around the world, as well as highly trained professionals, to ensure accurate diagnosis and reliable service in the shortest period of time. Intended to provide international quality healthcare at affordable local prices, the LMC is expected to have a significant positive social impact on the population of Luanda in the following ways: - Improve the standard of available healthcare through an internationally accredited, operated, and supervised facility. - Increase the general level of competence of healthcare providers, initially in Luanda and over time in clinics throughout Angola, through medical training programs designed and operated by certified experts from developed countries. - Introduce new medical diagnostic capabilities in Angola, such as state-of-the-art MRI, CAT scan, and digital X-ray equipment, which will also engage medical experts from around the globe via telemedicine technology. - Provide trained medical personnel, training and mobile remote medical care access to the population of Angola’s rural provinces. The purpose of this center is to serve not only the population of Luanda and the surrounding area, but also the provinces of Angola, providing excellent health care across the country.
February 2015
"The housing affordability gap is equivalent to $650 billion per year, or 1 percent of global GDP.” (McKinsey Global Institute research on the global housing shortage, Oct 2014) Vital Capital’s portfolio company, Kora Housing, is addressing the housing affordability gap by developing 40,000 affordable housing units in several different communities. Kora is concerned with improving the quality of life in Angola through construction projects. The planning, construction, sale of 40,000 new units, and the creation of infrastructure in six provinces, is proving to be a viable solution for a wide section of the population. It provides attractive and functional housing, improved health and education services, better employment opportunities, and many cultural events and activities. The video below demonstrates how Kora Housing, specifically in the Uige province, has a positive effect on community life. The project provides 4,500 affordable housing units including four child care centers, six kindergartens, six elementary schools, two middle schools, a technical professional school, a health center, and a sports complex. For further information please visit www.vital-capital.com/kora-housing/
January 2015
Eytan Stibbe, the founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, attended the 2015 World Economic Forum annual meeting, which was held on January 21-24 in Davos, Switzerland .Stibbe participated and spoke in the following sessions: Capital Markets in Emerging Economies, Mainstreaming Impact Investing and The South-South Advantage. He was joined by senior banking directors, ministers, representatives of leading corporations and investors to discuss trends and strategies related to impact investing and emerging economies. The issues they explored included the impact of rapidly increasing South-South trade and investment on businesses and policy-makers, if and how social and environmental impact come at the cost of financial returns, what can be done to improve access to capital and expedite the capital raising process, and more.   “A concealed source of funds for infrastructure development in emerging economies, is the local government’s budget. Investors should align development efforts into real needs, and attract the government to reconsider the priorities of their budget accordingly," Stibbe said. “The solutions are needed now and cannot wait for international financing organizations to act. Investors should take an active role in solving these problems promptly.”
december 2014
  Vital Capital Fund, one of the world's highest-rated and largest impact investment funds, announced today during a panel discussion at the 2nd Congress of Engineers of Portuguese Speaking Countries, that they are launching a fund to be called Vital-Macau Fund, focused primarily on Portuguese speaking countries in Africa and local opportunities in the Pearl River Delta Region. Vital will open an investment management office in Macau.
Speaking from the stage of this global gathering, Mr. Eytan Stibbe, Founder and Managing Partner of Vital Capital, referenced the, "...unique position Macau enjoys as an economic bridge between and among China and Portuguese speaking countries".
Mr. Stibbe said that he was inspired by the recent policy statements of Chief Executive Fernando Chui, who has affirmed Macau's leadership in building and growing,"economic and trade reciprocation between China and Portuguese speaking countries", as well as the stated commitment of Macau government to continue to diversify its economy.
Vital Capital's first fund approaches USD $350 million and has extensive investments in sub-Saharan countries in the urban community development, healthcare, commercial agriculture, water treatment and renewable energy sectors. 
Read Eytan Stibbe's interview in Macau Daily Times.
December 2014
Read the full story here. Visit the Kora Housing website here.
November 2014
The Prime Minister used the opportunity of the United Kingdom’s 2013 G8 Presidency to put Social Impact Investment (SII) on the global stage. The PM commissioned a global taskforce – led by Sir Ronald Cohen – to bring together government officials and senior figures from the worlds of finance, business and philanthropy, from across the G8 countries to stimulate the development of an effective global SII market.
The world is on the brink of "a revolution in how we solve society’s toughest problems. The force capable of driving this revolution is ‘social impact investing’, which harnesses entrepreneurship, innovation and capital to power social improvement
Vital Capital Fund as a practitioner, GIIRS rated, Impact investment fund since 2010, sees great importance in the wide activity of the SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT TASKFORCE Established under the UK’s presidency of the G8. The power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital, bringing motivating  government capabilities for public good, catalyze the growth of a global market for impact investment
November 2014
Our 2013 official GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Rating System) assessment is out and we are proud to be rated as one of the leading funds with 157 points earned on our fund manager assessment! Congratulations also to our rated portfolio companies that earned impressive high results on their operational impact, 4-5 star rating, and qualified for a Gold-Platinum medal on their Impact business model. Vital is deeply committed to Impact investing from first step intention to exit and will continue to follow and support GIIRS in their effort of generate global measurements tools in order to motivate more players of the different sectors: government, private and third to create impact and address the most burning, un resolved, challenges of the world.
October 2014
  Eytan Stibbe, The founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, attended the 2014 Milken Institute London Summit, which was held on October 28 in London. Stibbe joined a corporate and investor roundtable - a private, off-the-record session with senior government officials, representatives of leading corporations and investors to discuss topics, trends and strategies related to foreign direct investment. Issues explored were quality governance, the role of multinationals and supply chain management, the development and integration of capital markets, trade and financial regulation, and regional infrastructure development and financing. "Goods and services from fruit to ultrasounds in SSA are costlier than in other counties / regions. We can and are demonstrating that we can provide high quality and lower cost." Stibbe said "Exits start at the beginning and this means deeply understanding the needs and culture of the market and environment and aligning the interests from day one of each investment. This includes the interests of end-users, partners, government, investors and the capital markets."
November 2014
 
This Monday, The Gallery for African Studies hosted an event to celebrate the newly established Child Development Master’s Degree Program at the University of Haifa, supported by Vital Capital. This year, registrants include 27 international students, 17 of them arriving from 11 developing countries in order to foster early-age education and promote positive policies for at-risk children in developing countries. Students come from Ethiopia, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Myanmar (Burma) Nigeria, Nepal, Chile, Kenya, and represent a variety of professions such as pediatrics, early childhood education, social work and social welfare, nursing, anthropology, sociology, psychology, speech therapy, public administration and education in the areas of child welfare. Our guests included the international students, and government representatives; as well as Haifa University President, Mr. Amos Shapira, and the head of the program, Prof. Abraham (Avi) Sagi-Schwartz and Mr. Ilan Fluss, Director, Policy Planning & External Relations Dept - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and Miss Nada Ajami Tondo from Liberia who spoke on behalf of the students. Eytan Stibbe welcomed the inaugural class of the international Master's degree program for Early Child development at Haifa University: "We wish you all success in creating a fruitful learning group and spreading the knowhow of early childhood education in your countries". More photos here.
october 2014
Eytan Stibbe, founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, attended the 2014 Global Impact Forum, which was held on October 8-9 in Zurich, Switzerland. During this forum, Stibbe had the opportunity to participate in discussions and engage with fellow leaders in the field of impact investing. On a panel named "Exiting with impact", Stibbe mentioned, "Exit on Impact is built into the investment from scratch, by creating a partnership with local private or public sector and implementing management systems, business ethics, and practicing that the more attention is paid to the impact factors - the higher becomes the financial return. Vital Capital refers to Financial, Natural and Human capital."
October 2014
Vital Capital has been selected for the Impact Assets 50 2014! The ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50) is the first publicly available database of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. This annually updated list is a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms. The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today. The 50 firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes. Full list available here.
October 2014
Sir Bob Geldof grew up listening to the radio on the outskirts of Dublin, where his loneliness and resentment of prescribed drudgery manifested itself in an all-consuming desire to escape. It was an almost quintessential rock-star story — rebellion, fame, and glory. That is, until he turned on the news one late-October evening in 1984 and saw a short story about a famine that moved him and changed his life. The next year, Sir Bob Geldof was in the Sahel region of Africa, overseeing distribution of the $140 million he and his fellow musicians ultimately helped to raise in one of the largest charity efforts ever organized. Bob Geldof founded the 8 Miles Fund, a pan-African private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in Africa. The investment by Vital Capital in 8 Miles Fund complements parallel investments by the IFC - International Finance Corporation, the CDC (Commonwealth Development Corporation) and the African Development Bank Group. People like Bob Geldof remind us that even one person can make a significant difference and there is always the possibility of doing good and helping other people. To watch the full movie on The New York Times click here.
October 2014
Can you do good while doing well? Companies that focus more on sustainability and social responsibility perform 89% better than those that don't, a study finds. Here are three ways to carry out successful "impact investing" – investing with a social purpose: http://wef.ch/1xmlucC Via the World Economic Forum.
 
September 2014
HRC_Photo_Line   Eytan Stibbe, founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, attended the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative which was held on September 21-24 in New York City. During this meeting, Stibbe had the opportunity to participate in discussions and engage with fellow leaders in the field of impact investing. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting was "Reimagining Impact" and conversations revolved around the development of forward-thinking approaches that re-envision the way that we impact the world. Vital Capital is proud to say that this year's Commitment to Action - in collaboration with the Department of Social Work at Sapir College and "The Fundacao - Art and Culture," the NGO based in Luanda, Angola - is to the community in Huambo, Angola. Four social work academic students and a professor were active in a volunteer program to provide social work services to the community, specifically several orphanages and a women's empowerment program. Last year's Commitment to Action was the establishment of two community knowledge centers in Kumasi, Ghana. Today these are both operational and are providing beneficial and productive courses to the community. Photo credits: Barbara Kinney / Clinton Global Initiative
August 2014
VitalCapital "Many companies looking to make the world a better place set their sights on Africa.Vital Capital is a leading impact investment fund, focused on sub-Saharan Africa. Vital is a leader in the field of Impact Investing — targeting investments that produce healthy returns for investors and that also materially improve the quality of life of the communities in which it operates." Read the full article on Forbes here.
August 2014
Eytan Stibbe, founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, attended the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. He held meetings with African leaders and participated in sessions aiming to strengthen impact investing in SSA. "While the summit yielded a handful of high-profile announcements — including new public and private investments in economic, agricultural and health development totaling $37 billion — it also featured the kind of behind-the scenes diplomatic interactions that could produce meaningful benefits later on." Read more about the summit in this Washington Post article here.
june 2014
Roughly half the population in Angola does not currently have access to safe drinking water, and is forced to use unsafe water, leading to illness and death. This has significant adverse effects both on individuals and their families, as well as more broadly on the economy of Angola as a whole. Water For All (WFA) is a project undertaken to provide clean water to over 150 remote rural communities, with an expected positive effect beginning at the individual level through the village and all the way to the economy overall. Read more about Vital Capital's new investment and the impact rational here.
June 2014
The prosperity and life prospects of communities in rural Angola will always be limited as long as they rely on expensive, inefficient and polluting diesel-powered generators for their electricity. The Sumbe-Gabela-Waku Kungo (SGWK) transmission line project aims to expand the Angolan national electricity transmission network into rural areas, enabling a greater number of households, as well as factories, water systems, schools and medical facilities, access to grid-provided electricity. Read more here.
May 2014
Vital Capital Fund is collaborating with Appleseed's academy and with the Otumfuo Charity Foundation in Ghana to enhance the quality of life of the local community by expanding its access to knowledge and education. This collaboration has led to the construction of a second Information and Communications Technology (ICT) center in Kumasi, Ghana, named "the Lady Julia Community Knowledge Center", after King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s wife, the Lady Julia Osei Tutu, who inaugurated the center in person. Lady Julia, His Majesty and Vital Capital Fund all believe strongly in the importance of the development of education in bringing about a significant change in the quality of life in Ghana, especially in rural communities. Mrs. Ora Stibbe, the wife of Vital Capital Fund Founding Partner, Mr. Eytan Stibbe, stated during the event that the fund will continue to support the Otumfuo Charity Foundation in providing high-quality accessible education facilities to the people of Ghana.
may 2014
Eytan Stibbe, The Founding Partner of Vital Capital Fund, spoke on a panel about Impact Investing with other leaders in this field in 2 international main conferences: The World Economic Forum – Nigeria May 8th alongside the honorable panelists: Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda and Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and Mamadou Touré, Founder, Africa 2.0 Foundation. The main theme was: How can African societies make the most of diverse capital for development? And in the following week in Washington, D.C. – May 14th, 2014: 16th Annual Global Private Equity Conference hosted by IFC - International Finance Corporation in association with Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). The theme of the conference was “Taking Stock & Shaping the Future of Emerging Markets Private Equity.” The other panelists alongside Stibbe included Monica Brand, Managing Direct, Frontier Investments Group - Accion, Mike Kubzansky, Vice President - Intellectual Capital, Intellectual Capital, Omidyar Network, and Jenny Yip, Program Investment Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The panel was moderated by Pat Dinneed, Senior Advisor, EMPEA. These leaders discussed the current state of the Impact Investment market, its effect on the greater financial and social landscape and the current hot-spot opportunity areas for investing. The panelists discussed how impact players are creating innovative models, achieving results and how they are planning for the future. They also addressed the important question of if there are trade-offs between investing for impact and financial performance. Stibbe responded that, “There is no trade-off; when you impact invest you make better return. When commenting on the tactics for ensuring success, Stibbe said, “Both our impact and financial teams are equals and follow all investments from inception through exit”. He went on to explain, “You can’t impact invest by remote control. You must be on the ground and in partnerships with local governments, communities, and businesses.”
May 2014
Last Thursday Eytan Stibbe was interviewed by Devin Thorpe from Forbes on Vital Capital's projects and insights about impact investing. Watch the full interview here:
May 2014
On Friday May 9th, His Majesty King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, King of the Ashanti led the inauguration ceremony of Vital's investment: "Prabon Greenfield", the construction of a high-quality integrated, environmentally friendly 500-unit community near Kumasi, Ghana. This project will be a first step in providing a solution to the housing needs of the rapidly developing middle class in and around Kumasi. Mr. Eytan Stibbe, the Founding Partner of Vital Capital Fund said this collaboration is a promise to the people of Kumasi, and added that the Vital team sees this as a first step in the support of His Majesty's goal to improve the quality of life of his people.On the following Sunday, during his speech at the celebration of the 15th anniversary of his accession to the Ashanti Throne, His Majesty said: "Last Friday we commissioned a new partnership in Kumasi: The Prabon Greenfield project. This is the product of a joint partnership between Ashanti and Vital Capital, an international investment fund… which has given birth, in this short time, to a massive suburban area being developed a few kilometers from the city of Kumasi. On behalf of the Ashanti, I pay tribute to my dear friend Eytan Stibbe and the Vital team of over 30 people who flew all the way here to be with us today."
May 2014
Another great piece of coverage regarding the leading musicians from Angola who have arrived in Israel as a part of a project named - "The cultural bridge" by the Fundação Arte e Cultura
May 2014
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has cut the sod for the construction of the first ever gated community of 500 residential units at Prabon, near Kumasi. Known as the Prabon Greenfield Projects, it is being executed by Golden Kingdom Vital, a joint-venture between Asanteman and Vital Capital of Israel. Read the full article here.
May 2014
Vital Capital is honored to collaborate with the Asante kingdom on the Prabon greenfield project as mentioned by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, king of Ghana, during his speech at his 15th anniversary celebration. At minute 10:30 the king talks about this partnership.
March 2014
  As a part of Vital Capital's goal to reclaim water for developing countries in Africa, Vital Capital is providing funds in order to duplicate the successful water irrigation infrastructure used in Peru and bring it to villages in Africa. Vital Capital Fund is investing 20m$ In Capital Water, a company focused on the sector of waste-water reclamation and treatment in and around Lima, designing and executing both turn-key and BOT projects for governmental, municipal and commercial clients. The company develops and implements technological solutions for the treatment of contaminated water as a contractor, in some cases handing them over to the client immediately after construction and in others operating them for an extended period (25-30 years), based on a concession agreement, and then ultimately handing the facility over to the client at the end of the concession period.
March 2014
Vital Capital is has taken on USD $9 million impact investment in Uganda Dairy Project in cooperation with local entrepreneur Mr. Odrek Rwabwogo of Tomosi’s Farm. Tomosi's Farm Bwesharire Ltd. is a private company incorporated in Uganda that was originally established by Mr. Mzee Tomosi Rwabwogo in 1964, as a family holding.  The investment objectives include improving yields for local small hold farmers, modernizing collection processes, and supporting food security objectives. The aim of Vital’s involvement in the project is to improve the social-economic conditions in the region, by directly engaging with the local farmers, modernizing and increasing milk production for small hold farmer’s, and linking production directly to the growing dairy market in Uganda and the broader region.
February 2014
Tokyo / Japan – February 18th, 2014: The Impact Investment Seminar Sponsored by: Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).
Eytan Stibbe, the founding partner of Vital Capital Fund, gave a keynote Lecture on “Validity of Impact Investment in Africa and Expectations for Japanese Industry.”Mr. Cadmiel Filiane Mutemba, The Minister of public works and housing of the Republic of Mozambique said: ״The Government of Mozambique considers Vital-Capital fund an important partner for the implementation of the development of new towns and cities into COMMUNITIES with access to the housing program, with access roads, potable water, sanitation, health and education. The objective of the project is community development and not just infrastructure.
The FFH, the Government Fund for Housing Development, signed an MOU with Vital Capital for construction in the first phase of 11,000 houses out of 30,000, and with full support of the central Government is planning to start during the first half of 2014, expecting to have full participation and support from the Japanese Government and companies״.
December 2013
                                      Vital Capital's founding partner Eytan Stibbe spoke on a panel entitled "Developing New Start-up Nations In Frontier Markets" at the Globes Business Conference in Israel. Other panel members included Yossi Abramovitz and Steve Zecher. Read more about the Israel Business Conference 2013 on Globes (Hebrew).
November 2013
The Dev4Dev Cleanweb Hackathon is the first hackathon in Israel focusing on solutions for challenges in the developing world. The conference brings together developers, designers and business professionals dedicated to collaborative creation and coding that addresses developing world issues. Vital Capital Fund aims to introduce leading members of the entrepreneurial and technological sectors to the needs of the developing world, focusing on solutions for challenges identified by people from developing countries. We are excited to participate in the panel of judges at the conference. Visit the Dev4Dev site to learn more.
November 2013
The Vital Centre for Impact Investing & Business Ethics has opened its doors at the Peres Academic Centre in Israel. Students at the Peres Academic Centre will find at their disposal a variety of courses sponsored by the Vital Centre. Courses will thematize environmental and sustainability management, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and ethics for accountants. Vital Capital Fund wishes tremendous success to all of the students. It is our hope that the Vital Centre will inspire them to become future innovators in the field of impact investment, following our trademark dual emphasis on financial returns and quality of life for people in developing countries. For additional details, click here.
October 2013
Vital Capital's founding partner Eytan Stibbe participated in a panel discussing frontier markets, "Next Frontier, on to riskier markets", at The Economist's "Buttonwood Gathering" Conference in New York on Oct 29th. Read some of Mr. Stibbe's talking points here.
October 2013
General Wes Clark, Vital Capital's strategic advisor, gave a keynote presentation entitled "Risk assessment in shifting geopolitical climates" at the "Private Equity in Africa 2013" Conference in London. Read some of General Clark's talking points here.
October 2013
Eytan Sitbbe, Vital Capital's founding partner, participated in a panel about impact investing at the "Private Equity In Emerging Markets 2013" Conference in London on Oct 15th. Read some of his talking points here.
October 2013
Exciting news for first degree graduates from Africa! The new MA programme in Child Development at the University of Haifa is offering a number of full scholarships to students from Africa. The MA programme was initiated by Vital Capital's founder and his wife, Eytan and Ora Stibbe. Their hope is that graduates of the year-long programme will return to their countries and implement their knowledge in child development and education where it is most needed. Find the details in the programme's brochure here.
September 2013
Contributor Devin Thorpe interviews Abigail Noble and Michael Drexler from the World Economic Forum (WEF) on their recent report on impact investing, "From the Margins to the Mainstream - Assesment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors". This WEF report includes coverage of some of Vital Capital's activities. See video. Vital Capital is discussed between 12:30 and 15:21 minutes.
September 2013
See report | Download Vital Capital press release See video interview with the authors of the WEF report (the 2 minute section in which they discuss Vital can be found between 12:30 and 15:21). Vital Capital's appearance in the report was mentioned in EON: enhanced Online Newslive-PR.com, and Yahoo FInance (India).
August 2013
Some of Vital's efforts to strengthen communities in Africa are managed by the "Fundação Arte e Cultura", a community organization that supports and encourages creative expression in Angola. The Fundação supports and is run by Angolan artists and who provide free lessons in their area of expertise to the children and youth of the country. The Fundação initiates and manages dozens of projects. We will share more details about our collaboration with the Fundação soon. Watch this short video to get a taste of the Fundação's social activities in Angola.
August 2013
Vital Capital Fund sponsored a special event on July 24th to celebrate a delegation of thirty students departing for a four-month volunteer programme in Africa. The students are from the Centre for African Studies at Ben Gurion University and the Global Community-Development Programme at Hebrew University. The event took place in the Gallery for African Studies, which aims to raise awareness of African culture. Read all about the event and view photos here.
August 2013
Vital Capital is a now one of 50 GIIRS pioneer funds, setting the standards as a groundbreaking fund manager and a leader in creating positive social and environmental impact across sectors, industries and countries. Vital Capital was selected as a case study for a leading Impact Investing fund for its success in implementing social and environmental criteria throughout the investment process. We are the first fund to incorporate a GIIRS rating system in due-diligence procedure. Read our conversation with GIIRS here.
July 2013
See certificates here and here.
July 2013
A leading Angolan ‪news‬ outlet has put together a comprehensive video report on the progress of the “Horizonte” (Horizon) housing project. Horizon is a large-scale affordable housing project developed by Kora, Vital Capital's portfolio company, aimed at improving quality of life in ‪Angola‬ through community-building projects. The project encompasses the construction of 40,000 houses and apartments as well as social facilities, commercial areas and cultural centres to support the community. Through personal interviews with on-site building managers and local residents, Angola Magazine shows the project as a practicable high-quality residential solution for a wide section of the Angolan population. Click here to see the report.
July 2013
Vital Capital Fund partnered with Appleseed's Academy to establish Community Knowledge Centres (CKC) for professional training in Kumasi, Ghana. On Wednesday, July 10th, the first Community Knowledge Centre was inaugurated under the name of HRH Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of Asantehene King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Vital Capital's managing partner, Sandy Oppenheim, greeted the dozens of honorable guests in an exciting and moving ceremony. Read all about the event and view photos here.
June 2013
Vital's founding partner, Mr. Eytan Stibbe, spoke on May 31st at the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) about impact investing and affordable housing solutions to help alleviate poverty and the pressures of urbanization. After his talk he met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. For more information, see The Japan Times.
June 2013
Alongside Devin Thorpe's comprehensive six page report in Forbes, "Does Impact Investing Work?", you can read his blog post about his visit to Vital Capital's projects in Angola here.
June 2013
Thorpe investigates the benefits of impact investing, anticipating his trip to Angola on the invitation of Vital Capital. See article here.
June 2013
Vital Capital has committed itself to supporting the construction of housing for middle- and low-income civil servants. For more information, click here.
May 2013
Vital's founding partner, Mr. Eytan Stibbe, spoke on a panel devoted to "The impact investing of building communities in Africa".
May 2013
May 2013
The Prabon project is an initiative for the construction of a high-quality, environmentally-friendly integrated 500-unit community near Kumasi, Ghana. Located in Ashanti territory, this project is intended to provide an initial solution to the housing needs among the rapidly developing middle class in and around Kumasi. It is being developed with the blessing and support of His Majesty King Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, King of the Ashanti. See picture gallery here.
May 2013
We had the privilege and pleasure of hosting the honorable Lady Julia Osei Tutu in Israel for a week of family vacation and a few professional meetings. Read about the visit here.
May 2013
World leaders converged on the Beverly Hills Hilton this week to discuss the big issues facing us today. Among the topics discussed at the Milken Institute Global Conference was impact investing. Vital Capital's founding partner, Eytan Stibbe, was there to share his insights. For more information and a video of the conference, click here.
May 2013
Vital Capital's Founder spoke on the "Partners in Africa’s Development" panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference. Read some of the main insights from this important event, as summarized by Tony Blair's office.
March 2013
This February we held our 3rd Annual Strategic Advisory Board meeting in Angola. Many members of our team gathered to experience first-hand the projects we have invested in and are passionate about.   View Photo in full size here.
September 2012

Vital Capital was invited to participate in the 2012 HTIA (High-Tech Industry Association) Conference, which took place in Jerusalem on Sep 10th-12th.

Dan Schönfeld, Vital's Head of Investment &Analysis, represented Vital in a panel on impact investing, which included participants from renowned organizations such as Cisco, Impact First Investments, Massar International, OrbiMed Advisors and Dualis.

July 2012
‪The King of the Ashanti from Ghana, Osei Tutu II, visited Israel for a week. During his first visit to Israel His Majesty met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and discussed possible cooperation between Israel and Ghana. For some press coverage, click here.
April 2012

General Wesley K. Clark (Retired) of Vital Capital, delivers the keynote address on impact investing at the US State Department's 2012 Global Impact Economy Forum in Washington, DC.

For a link to a video of the speech, click here.

February 2012

We are proud to announce that Vital Capital's Investment Committee has approved an investment of 30 million dollars in the 8 Miles Fund (EMF), joining a distinguished set of investors including the IFC, AfDB and CDC.

January 2012

vital_logo-01Vital Capital's Investment Committee has approved an investment in Aldeia Nova in Waku Kungo, Angola. This investment is designed to operate an agro-industrial zone and support local farmers in production, processing and distribution of their products‬.

June 2011

LONDON, UK – Vital Capital’s Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Mr Eytan Stibbe, spoke to more than 200 private equity professionals assembled here for a two-day conference on investing in Africa.

This year marks the third annual gathering for PEI’s growing Africa Forum. Last year, 2010, saw more than $1.48 billion raised for private equity funds for Africa, with promise for even larger commitments in 2011, as more investors look ever more deeply at this exciting and emerging market.

Of particular interest to conference attendees this year is the identified need for more than $120 billion in infrastructure backlog in Africa. With a track record of more than 25 years of successfully undertaking complex infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Stibbe was asked by PEI to address the Conference on his views on such market opportunities. Specifically, conference attendees were interested in what it takes to deliver projects of scale in Africa and how they are exited, how governments are partnering on such projects, and what types of projects are most of interest to private equity investors.

Responding to a question from the audience on the subject of Impact Investing as an emerging asset class in infrastructure projects, Mr Stibbe said, “Impact Investing can only be profitable if you invest in people first, not just a market alone. We have experience in agriculture and housing at scale and we have been successful because we are focused on building communities. By building communities you create stability and commerce – you deliver, in fact, an economy. This is the way to develop emerging markets and it starts with an investment in people – then profit always will follow”.

Vital Capital’s first portfolio investment, Kora Housing, is a home ownership project of 40,000 units in Angola.

May 2011
Vital Capital Investments LP, the private-equity firm that invests in housing and agriculture businesses in Africa, said it raised more than $250 million for its first fund. Click here to read the full announcement.
Vital Capital Investments, LP Launches $350 Million Fund