At the Pakistan Fund, we invest in areas with sustainable demand, always confirming support for that demand through ascertaining positive demographic trends. The Fund invests in greenfield projects in carefully selected and targeted market sectors and industries. Based on our investment team’s deep knowledge across multiple industries, we have chosen to focus intensively on these market sectors:
In each of these market sectors, we have highlighted factors that indicate specific targets ripe for investment including:
The Fund holds to a firm IRR threshold of 20 percent for investment in projects. A minimum of USD$3 million will be invested with a target size of up to USD$10 million, equaling 25 to 75 percent of the total equity investment. Based on our extensive experience in Pakistan, this level of investment should deliver an IRR of 40 percent or more.
The Fund plans to establish businesses in the targeted market sectors within Pakistan, taking a proactive approach toward the growth of these businesses, and then to exit them by means of public pipelines. We expect to hold ownership in the portfolio for a maximum of nine years, exiting from individual company ownership through a variety of routes, including:
The Pakistan Fund intends to improve returns while reducing risk through strategic investment in Pakistani ventures with the goal of helping investors consistently meet their long-term financial goals.