Apis Partners

The Apis Group (“Apis”) is an ESGI-native global private equity and venture capital asset manager that supports growth stage financial services and financial infrastructure businesses by providing them with catalytic growth equity capital. Collectively Apis, through its team of approximately 30 professionals with deep industry expertise, manages on total committed capital from investors (including drawn and invested capital).

Including its headquarters in London, Apis has representation in seven countries across Europe, North, East and West Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Apis is highly conscious of the developmental impact that the provision of growth capital for financial services and financial infrastructure businesses in growth markets can achieve, and as such, financial inclusion is a core tenet of Apis’ approach and investment mandate. Apis became a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) upon inception of the firm in 2014.

Marcello Sala

Partner, Apis Partners

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Apis promotes responsible investment practices and commits to continuing to report on ESG and Impact performance across the Apis Growth Fund portfolio of investments, which will incorporate portfolio companies' SDG exposure going forward

Activities & Initiatives

Apis aims to create positive social impact by investing in financial companies that: serve low and middle-income consumers (directly and indirectly); create good quality equal opportunity employment; and contribute to the deepening of the financial sector in the regions in which they operate in. Apis also seeks to achieve this by actively encouraging the adoption of rigorous ESG principles within our portfolio companies. Apis is committed to sharing our responsible business practices by continuing to report on the ESG and Impact performance across our Apis Growth Fund portfolio companies, and by helping them to gain a greater level of awareness of sustainability issues

Measures & Targets

Apis will continue to report annually on the ESG and Impact performance of all Apis Growth Fund portfolio companies, which will include performance in both qualitative and quantitative terms in line with the most relevant international standards and frameworks, and will also feature specific alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for each portfolio company

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Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.