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Pomona Impact LLC

Country  Guatemala
   
Beneficiaries              Smallholder farmers, women, rural populations 
   
Project Description  Pomona Impact LLC invests in early growth businesses in Central America that have a strong social mission and are for-profit. Initially founded in May 2011, Pomona has made 21 impact investments in 19 companies and is actively working to expand its investment activity by raising a US$30m Pomona Impact Fund II. The Fund will be the most active impact fund in the region and play a key role in addressing the gap of available financing (often referred to as the « missing middle ») of early stage companies. The Pomona Impact Fund II will invest in Central America, Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador. The upcoming US$30m Pomona Impact Fund II and the current US$2m Pomona Impact Fund I benefit smallholder farmers, women, rural populations and more in the following ways: (i) directly, the fund will be financing scalable agricultural and artisanal companies to help them scale which in turn drives job creation, improved income generation and improved health standards; (ii) indirectly, it will also invest in companies that are generating solutions to address social and environmental challenges. http://pomonaimpact.com/
   
Legal Assistance Sidley will assist Pomona Impact with the (i) set up the Fund Manager legal entity; (ii) review of the term sheets and investment documents for Pomona’s royalty agreement, known as the Revenue Based Financing.  
   
Legal Team  Laura Hirst