Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund created to align with the principles of Impact Investing.
Vital was born out of a vision to enhance the quality of life of communities and families in developing African nations, while simultaneously delivering attractive returns to investors – ‘doing well’ AND ‘doing good’. With its first close in early 2011, Vital became one of the largest Impact Investing funds in the world.
Vital is focused on the fastest growing sectors in the Sub-Saharan African markets with a primary emphasis in housing, commercial agriculture, health care, and education.
Vital is led by a senior management team with over 30 years of cumulative ‘hands-on’ experience in initiating and executing ventures and businesses at scale in Africa. The team’s long history of working together, their specialized regional and sector expertise and their extensive network of relationships and significant access to local human capital, uniquely positions Vital to deliver significant social and financial impact.
Vital makes investments of no less than $10 million into businesses and welfare projects which enable the achievement of individual financial self-sustainability and improved quality of life for local populations.
As a leader in the important and emerging world of Impact Investing, Vital delivers all the necessary elements to simultaneously provide tangible improvements for African nations and their people, while delivering attractive, risk-adjusted returns for investors.