The Southeast Asian countries which are targeted by the Navis VIII Sub-Fund have been facing a general funding gap, which has become even more acute with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Established in 1998, Navis Capital Partners is one of the few private-equity firms which is filling this gap by providing stable and long-term capital to local companies, which in turn can help boost economic growth and development in the region. Also, the co-investment structure with Navis VIII is a promising way to channel mainstream investors’ capital to higher risk geographies, particularly in LDCs.
The investment is expected to contribute to sustainable job creation across the region (SDG 8) and to strengthening the means of implementation of the goals (SDG 17), for example through private capital mobilisation effects. Also, the investment is expected to make a contribution to SDG 5 (Gender Equality).