On September 30, 2016 ACDI/VOCA announced the registration of its new subsidiary AV Ventures. According to a press release distributed that day, “AV Ventures will serve as a global investment management and advisory company. AV Ventures will pilot, scale, and grow impact investment funds that provide ‘missing middle’ financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) worldwide.”
A first investment was announced in conjunction with the launch of the subsidiary. AV Ventures Ghana, LLC will invest in poultry SMEs in Ghana. In 2017 investments are planned in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
You may read the press release on the news & press page of the ACDI/VOCA internet site.