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ProductCygnus/KKR Global Impact Fund

The Cygnus/KKR Global Impact Fund is managed by Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. LP (KKR), one of the world's leading private equity firms. The Fund aims to generate ""private equity-like returns"" - Net IRR of 16-20%, Net MOIC of 2.0x - while driving positive impact. It will invest in businesses that deliver commercial solutions that address the UN Sustainable Government Goals, and will focus on areas where KKR has deep experience. The Fund will target global investment opportunities in the developed and emerging markets with a focus on North America, Europe and Asia. The Fund will focus its investments in companies whose business models address commercial opportunities primarily associated with five key Global Impact Verticals: Industrial and Infrastructure Solutions; Environmental Management; Next Generation Energy; Responsible Production and Consumption; Learning Resources and Workforce Development.

Legal StructureLimited partnership
Asset ClassPrivate equity (mature stage)
Product StageExpansion
Product SeriesFirst
Investment AvailabilityOpen
Product AUM$20-50M
Expected Performance8-12 percent
Performance to DateNo performance to date

Impact evidence typeOutcome Data. Can provide outcome data demonstrating positive change for target beneficiaries
  • SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy
  • SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production
Iris Environmental Objectives
  • Pollution prevention and waste management
  • Sustainable energy
  • Sustainable land use
  • Water resource management
Iris Target Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elderly adults
Regions Invested In
  • Global

IssuerCygnus Investment Partners
Address4200-181 Bay Street, Toronto ON M5J 2T3
Telephone Number416-583-5582
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