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PRESS RELEASE: Mekong Capital IMM Case Study

PRESS RELEASE: Mekong Capital IMM Case Study

Phenix Capital Group Supports Mekong Capital in Launching Impact Fund

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 20 March 2024 - Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-based Private Equity firm, appointed Phenix Capital Group to support the launching process of its impact fund.

Mekong Capital conceptualised their first impact fund in 2023, targeting the preservation and regeneration of forests and soils across Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Recognising the critical importance of robust Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) systems, Mekong Capital enlisted the expertise of Phenix Capital Group to ensure the efficacy of their investment strategy and to implement best practices in impact assessment.

Ellen Van, Principal at Mekong Capital, expressed satisfaction with the collaboration, stating, “We are pleased with the support and understanding provided by Phenix Capital. The team at Phenix not only listened to our requirements but also worked to align their efforts with our goals. Their flexibility was particularly noteworthy. Despite our uncertainty at times about what exactly we wanted, Phenix remained adaptable and open to hearing our evolving needs. This level of responsiveness contributed to the success of our collaboration.”

Over the course of the six month collaboration Phenix Capital Group IMM specialists conducted comprehensive workshops with the Mekong Capital team to define impact goals and processes, resulting in the creation of a comprehensive document outlining the fund's impact strategy and implementation. Subsequently, Phenix guided Mekong's team through the due diligence of a potential investee, leading impact analysis and providing actionable insights for improvement.

"Phenix Capital Group is proud to collaborate with Mekong Capital on the launching process of their inaugural impact fund,” says Gemma Roex, IMM Specialist at Phenix Capital Group. “This partnership underscores our commitment to supporting clients in the emerging Southeast Asian markets. We look forward to seeing the transformative impact of Mekong Capital as it drives positive change throughout the region."

The Phenix Capital Group team delivered tailored IMM tools, processes, and frameworks aligned with best practices for private equity, as well as a comprehensive change management aspect to transfer knowledge and expertise to the Mekong Capital team.

“The due diligence process with Phenix Capital was a pleasant experience. It was a collaborative journey characterised by transparency. Phenix took the time to understand our company and how we achieve our impact. The Phenix team also pinpointed areas for improvement and offered practical and constructive suggestions to enhance our practices.”," remarked the CEO of the potential investee company.

This collaboration underscores Phenix Capital's commitment to advancing impact investing practices and fostering sustainable development, especially in emerging markets.

Download the case study here.

For inquiries regarding Mekong Capital’s impact fund please contact:

Ellen Van

Ellen@mekongcapital.com

For media inquiries regarding Mekong Capital please contact:

Mia Vo

mia@mekongcaptial.com

For media inquiries or further information regarding Phenix Capital Group, please contact: 

 

Tom Alker

 

tom.alker@phenixcapitalgroup.com

 

About Phenix Capital Group 

Phenix Capital Group has been delivering impact solutions globally since 2012 to enable institutional investors to make financial-first impact investments. The company has been dedicated to building a solid knowledge base of the impact investing industry, educating asset owners and asset manager with their impact investing intelligence. 

 

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