Central & South America
Ignia Partners LLCIgnia Partners LLC Contact: Michael Chu
IGNIA is a venture capital investment firm based in Monterrey, Mexico that supports the founding and expansion of high growth social enterprises that serve the base of the socio-economic pyramid in Latin America. IGNIA empowers entrepreneurship and generates social impact while creating attractive financial returns for its investors. IGNIA is raising an initial fund of approximately US $75 million. IGNIA will prioritize sectors that have a disproportionate impact on improving the welfare of the poor, such as healthcare, nutrition, housing, basic utilities and education.
The Fund will invest in new ventures, scaling-up of existing companies, initiatives in mature industries at the base of the pyramid. The Fund’s total investments in Companies will typically range from US $2 Million to US $11 Million per company(primarily in staged disbursements). IGNIA will invest in common or preferred stock of companies, in some cases structuring its investments as subordinated debt with warrants or convertible debt. The Fund may hold up to 100% shares of a company, but in general no less than 25%.