|Project Name||True North Fund VI LLP|
|Borrower/Company||True North Fund VI LLP
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Infrastructure finance and investment funds
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Private Sector Investment Funds & Special Initiatives Div|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mahmud, Farshed|
|Objectives and Scope||True North Fund VI LLP, a targeted $900 million private equity fund to be managed by True North, aims to make up to 10 equity investments of $50-$150 million each. Focus sectors include financial services (non-banking finance companies, microfinance, affordable housing finance), healthcare (services, non-pharmaceutical), and consumer businesses. True North seeks to provide capital to middle market companies in India with significant growth prospects and/or the potential to gain significant market share in their respective industries. These companies typically are established businesses on the verge of entering the next phase of growth. True North will also target high-potential companies at an earlier stage of growth in need of more time to fully mature.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||This financing falls under ADBs nonsovereign operations and is aligned with the India country partnership strategy, 2013 - 2017, which calls for investments in financial infrastructure, including investment funds, as a priority area. The investment is also aligned with the Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020, which supports private sector approaches to address quality, efficiency, and financing issues in the health sector.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Fund''s investments will cover various sectors (including financial services, healthcare, and consumer) across India. At the project processing stage, no specific location and type or nature of business/sectors are identified. The Fund will adopt an environment and social management system commensurate with the level of potential risks of its investments. This will include screening procedures for categorizing projects based on ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) requirements to exclude investments having significant impacts on environment. ADB will retain the right to _opt out_ i.e. not to provide funding for any Category A project on environment supported by the Fund.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Fund will adopt an environment and social management system commensurate with the level of potential risks of its investments. This will include screening procedures for categorizing projects based on ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) requirements to exclude investments having significant impacts on involuntary resettlement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The Fund will adopt an environment and social management system commensurate with the level of potential risks of its investments. This will include screening procedures for categorizing projects based on ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) requirements to exclude investments having significant impacts on indigenous peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||The Fund will encourage portfolio companies to assess social impacts of its operations.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||11 Apr 2017|
|Credit Committee Meeting||06 Oct 2017|
|Approval||18 Dec 2017|
|Last PDS Update||12 Jun 2019|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|True North Fund VI LLP: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2017|
|Equity Investment in True North Fund VI LLP: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Oct 2017|
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ADB Invests $50 Million in True North's Fund VI to Support Mid-market Businesses in IndiaADB has signed an equity investment of up to $50 million with True North VI LLP to provide equity capital to middle-market companies in India embarking on their next phase of growth.