IFC Catalyst Fund

IFC Catalyst Fund is a fund-of-funds providing growth capital for companies and projects that enable low-carbon power generation, energy efficiency and related businesses, investing through funds and in co-investment.


Fund facts

Size (US)US$418 million Vintage Year 2012 SectorResource Efficiency RegionGlobal Emerging Markets

IFC Catalyst Fund is a fund-of-funds providing growth capital for companies and projects that enable low-carbon power generation, energy efficiency and related businesses, investing through funds and in co-investment.

Investment Approach: 
Catalyst
Fund Family: 
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Size: 
US$418 million
Region: 
Global Emerging Markets
Sectors: 
Resource Efficiency
Vintage Year: 
2012
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Fund team

Reyaz A. Ahmad

Head

Reyaz A. Ahmad

Head, Fund of Funds

Prior to joining AMC in 2010, Reyaz spent 23 years at IFC with responsibility for a wide range of investments and transaction advisory work. From 2003, he headed the team handling investments globally in renewable energy supply chains.  Prior to IFC, Reyaz worked at the Boston Consulting Group, SG Warburg Securities, and Courtaulds plc.

 

Reyaz holds a BA and MA in Engineering and Economics from Queens’ College, Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Alain Berdugo

Principal

Alain Berdugo

Principal, Fund of Funds

Alain joined AMC in 2013 as a Principal with the AMC Fund of Funds Group. Prior to joining AMC, Alain was a director at Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) in Singapore. Alain’s prior experience includes working at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec and CIBC.

 

Alain holds a BAA in Finance from University of Montreal, Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and a Diploma in Finance from Institut Universitaire de Technologie.

Serge Desjardins

Principal

Serge Desjardins

Principal, Fund of Funds

Prior to joining AMC in 2015, Serge was pursuing advisory work through his firm MontréAlt Capital, Inc. He has previously worked at the Caisse de Dépot et Placement de Québec (CDPQ) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). He was Head of the Private Equity team at the World Bank Group Pension Fund and has been Senior Advisor to the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). 

 

Serge holds a Baccalauréat in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Johanna Klein

Principal

Johanna Klein

Principal, Fund of Funds

Prior to joining AMC in 2012, Johanna was an investment officer at the Asian Development Bank in Manila. Johanna’s prior experience includes working at Credit Suisse First Boston, and for the Global Social Investment Funds unit of the Deutsche Bank Community Development Group.

 

Johanna holds an AB from Harvard College, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management

Laird Reed

Senior Investment Manager

Laird Reed

Senior Investment Manager, Fund of Funds

Prior to joining AMC in 2013, Laird was a consultant with IFC in the Private Equity Funds Group, a Managing Director at Détente LLC, President of Chastain, Inc., VP of Product Development at TexYard, and a consultant with Bain and Company.

 

Laird holds a BA in Psychology from Princeton, an MBA from Darden, University of Virginia and a Diploma in Politics and Economics from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University.

Tatiana Chkourenko

Senior Investment Manager

Tatiana Chkourenko

Senior Investment Manager, Fund of Funds

Tatiana joined AMC in April 2013 as part of the AMC Fund of Funds Group. Prior to joining AMC, Tatiana worked on emerging market private equity fund investments at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank.  Her responsibilities included due diligence, manager selection, investments, portfolio monitoring, reporting, business development, and market research, with a broad geographic focus on emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and CEE/CIS.  Previously, she worked at MSCI, a provider of benchmark indices and risk analytics products.

 

Tatiana holds a BA from Smith College, and a Masters degree in International Finance and Policy from Columbia University.  She passed the CFA Level II exam.

Rosant Rosantsson

Associate

Rosant Rosantsson

Associate, Fund of Funds

Rosant will join AMC on June 30, 2016 as an Investment Manager with the Fund of Funds team. Prior to AMC, Rosant spent a year as an Associate with IFC’s Investment Credit department, reviewing pipeline equity, debt, mezzanine and fund investments across all industries. Before that, Rosant spent 4.5 years with IFC’s Global Markets and Strategy group, focusing on emerging markets equity and macro research.
 
Rosant holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland, and a MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. He passed the CFA Level II exam.

Yue Meng

Associate

Yue Meng

Associate, Fund of Funds

Yue Joined AMC in February 2016 as an Operations Associate. Prior to joining AMC, Yue was a Portfolio Officer in the IFC Valuation team that oversees valuation of IFC equity, derivatives, debt securities and other fair valued instruments. Yue has extensive experience in assets valuation, as well as portfolio management of private equity funds and financial institutions. Yue was instrumental in developing IFC’s valuation guidelines for private equity funds. Yue also has four years of experience investing in emerging markets.

 

Yue holds a MA in Public Finance from University of Maryland and a BA/MA in Public Policy and Economics from Peking University (China).

Portfolio

Investment Sector Country Status Investment Date
Alcazar Energy Partners Renewable Energy Middle East & North Africa Current October, 2015
Americas Energy Fund II Clean Energy Renewable Energy Latin America & Caribbean Current April, 2015
Armstrong South East Asia Clean Energy Fund Renewable Energy South East Asia Current August, 2013
Asia Environmental Partners II, L.P. Resource Efficiency Asia Current July, 2014
China Environment Fund IV Cleantech China Current August, 2013
Latin Renewables Infrastructure Fund Renewable Energy Latin America & Caribbean Current January, 2014
SinoGreen Fund III Cleantech China Current December, 2014
TPG Alternative and Renewable Technologies Partners Industrial Biotech Global EM Current January, 2014

Company

Sector

Renewable Energy

Country

Middle East & North Africa

Status

Current

Investment Date

October, 2015

Sector

Renewable Energy

Country

Latin America & Caribbean

Status

Current

Investment Date

April, 2015

Sector

Renewable Energy

Country

South East Asia

Status

Current

Investment Date

August, 2013

Sector

Resource Efficiency

Country

Asia

Status

Current

Investment Date

July, 2014

Sector

Cleantech

Country

China

Status

Current

Investment Date

August, 2013

Sector

Renewable Energy

Country

Latin America & Caribbean

Status

Current

Investment Date

January, 2014

Sector

Cleantech

Country

China

Status

Current

Investment Date

December, 2014

Sector

Industrial Biotech

Country

Global EM

Status

Current

Investment Date

January, 2014