Big Issue Invest

Investment with a Mission
From the website: www.bigissueinvest.com:
“Big Issue Invest is the social investment arm of The Big Issue.
Our mission – to dismantle poverty and inequality by investing in business solutions to social and environmental challenges.
We help scale up social enterprises and charities throughout the UK by providing loans and investments, not grants, from £50,000 to £1 million.
BII can also work with partner social investors to provide finance above £1 million.
In June 2012, Big Issue Invest and TSELF merged to create one of the UK’s largest social investment intermediaries – the first merger in the sector between two Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs).”
By social entrepreneurs – for social entrepreneurs
“We are led by social entrepreneurs and experienced social financiers who have first hand experience of building and running social businesses in both good and difficult times.
Our Board and partners bring together a wealth of experience, innovation and success that adds strength and depth to the support we offer and the relationships we build.
As a social enterprise ourselves, we pay any dividends generated up to our parent, The Big Issue, also a social enterprise with a charitable arm, The Big Issue Foundation.”

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Key Info:


Issuer NameBig Issue Invest
Investment NameSocial Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF)
LocationLondon, England
Nature of BusinessVenture Fund investing in social businesses in UK
ImpactVarious
EntrepreneurBig Issue Invest (Nigel Kershaw, Sarah Forster)
Investment DateJuly 2011
Total Investment Round
Panahpur Investment$74,000
Nature of InvestmentEquity in LLP
Target Return4% IRR
Estimated Redemption2019
Panahpur FundImpact

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