“Our brand of equity impact investing is resource-intensive, yes. But in the right cases, it is exactly the way to help a company move further, and faster, and with very profound impact.”
–Aleem Remtula, Partner, Private Equity
Active operational partnership
Via majority and meaningful minority stakes and active board participation, we work to drive value across five key pillars: governance and control, management capacity, technology and operations, balance sheet and integrated impact management.
A focus on impact as a driver of return
We believe that in a properly selected and managed investment, impact and investment return are mutually reinforcing. In the financial sector, for example, we invest in companies providing relevant and affordable financial services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and/or individuals in low-income and underserved communities. Through good management, responsible oversight and customer-centered design, often including digital outreach and servicing channels, these enterprises can be impactful and profitable.
Flexibility in size, stage and structuring
DWM is open to exploring majority and substantial minority positions alongside like-minded stakeholders. We believe that creating an active and liquid secondary market will unlock impact capital at scale, benefiting all, and therefore we will consider direct primary investments and secondary stakes purchased from early-stage investors. We bring support across the capital structure that continues across subsequent rounds to spur growth and market leadership in our portfolio companies.
Emerging & frontier markets where DWM has originated and managed direct equity positions
$20 - $200m
Typical size range of target company (total assets) for DWM equity investment
$5 - $15m
Typical DWM equity investment