Project detail - ARCHIPELAGO ASIA FOCUS FUND II L.P.

ARCHIPELAGO ASIA FOCUS FUND II L.P.

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Who is our client

Archipelago Asia Focus Fund II L.P. (Fund or AAFF II) is a mid-market control-driven private equity fund investing across Southeast Asia, specifically in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. The Fund is managed by Archipelago Capital Partners (Fund Manager or ACP) based in Singapore.

Funding objective

The Fund seeks to generate returns from making private equity investments in medium-sized companies in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines with a goal to enhance these businesses’ growth and performance through active ownership. The Fund focuses on three sectors: (i) consumer goods and services, (ii) financial services, and (iii) industrials and logistics.

Why we fund this project

By investing in AAFF II, FMO intends to support local entrepreneurs and owners of medium-sized companies through providing capital for growth and operational advice with a goal to enhance these businesses’ growth and performance through active ownership. To facilitate such an investment approach, the Fund predominantly focuses on buyout or significant control situations.

Environmental and social rationale

E&S risk categorization is B, based on the pipeline and investment strategy. ACP focuses on consumer goods and services, financial services as well as industrials and logistics. Given these sectors, key risks associated with the Fund’s investment strategy are mainly related to IFC Performance Standards 1, 2 and potentially 3 and 4.

Region
Asia
Country
Asia
Sector
Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services
Signing date
5/5/2021
Total FMO financing
USD 15.00 MLN
Fund
FMO
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)
B