- Number of Investment Vehicles Launched
- Median Target
Investment vehicles qualified for inclusion in this dataset when they met three criteria:
- The investment target included emerging market countries
- Target deal sizes were from US $20,000 to US $2 million
- The focus was not exclusively on microfinance institutions
Of the 47 investment vehicles launched in 2017, 32 percent focus on the information, technology, and communications (ICT) sector and 21 percent are impact oriented. Over 40 percent of newly launched vehicles are willing to consider seed-stage ventures, compared to 29 percent from 2008 to 2012. At first glance it may appear that the number of vehicles launched dropped in 2017. However, the most recent year of data tends to lag due to delays in communications and collection of data. As a result, we cannot say definitively that this represents a true decline in the number of vehicles launched. See more about our methodology.
- Capital Invested in Deals < $2M (USD M)
- % Deals $2M and Under
Despite these overall gains, the proportion of emerging market deals under US $2 million decreased to 21 percent with just over 900 deals recorded in 2017. The total capital invested in deals under US $2 million also decreased by 13 percent to US $217 million, despite total emerging market capital invested reaching unprecedented levels of US $48.6 billion, 43 percent higher than in 2016.
- Deals < US $250,000
- Deals US $250- US $500,000
- US $501k- US $1M