Impact Expansion: investing to tackle social exclusion, healthcare challenges and climate change in Europe

About the fund

Impact Expansion was founded in 2022 through a covenant of partners from KOIS and Milestone. On the strength of their expertise in impact investing with a strong buy-and-build track record, the fund invests in companies during their growth stage in 3 focus sectors: Healthcare, Education & Employment, and Environment.

Investing through unique positioning to generate superior impact

Healthcare, Education&Employment and Climate&Nature are sectors in which there are major needs in Western Europe due to insuffisient delivery and governmental budget limitations.

It is to address these issues that Impact Expansion was created. By being able to invest as both minority and majority shareholder, the fund is able to scale business models to a level where they have a systemic and long-term effect.

 

Impact Expansion | European impact investment fund (impact-expansion.com)

 

Fund characteristics

Launch

2022

Target size

€ 120M

Size of investments

€ 5-20M

Target gross IRR

20%

Note: Last updated November 2022

Portfolio companies

Impact Expansion takes stakes in companies with proven business models, looking for their next phase of growth while deepening their impact ambition. The impact must be at the core of the business model and will be enhanced and scaled through organic growth and build-ups.

Potential Project: 400,000 people trained to be more focused, calm and resilient, even happier at work

 

Company inception year: 2010

Investment year: 2021

Potential Project provides specific mind training programs to international blue chip companies’ employees, increasing their performance, resilience, innovation and satisfaction at work while reducing their stress and preventing potential burnout risks.
PP is active across three large and growing market segments, corporate training, Leadership development and Digital corporate training. Many organisations use training outsourcing providers to provide learning services for their company’s training initiatives. They partner with outside companies, such as PP, not just for courses and content but for the management of processes, services and administrative activities as well. PP is present in 28 countries and works with more than 150 trainers

Potential Project’s impact

  • Provides training to +50,000 people in companies per annum
  • Stress reduction, concentration increase, sleep improvement, burn-out prevention
  • Transforming organisation towards more collaboration and stakeholders’ orientation
  • Promotes kindness and compassion in organisations
  • Together with Harvard Business Review PP conduct global research to define the state of art of leadership in the 21st century

SomniPlanet: Treating patients suffering from sleep apnea

 

Company inception year: 2012

Investment year: 2022

SomniPlanet operates in the French Home Medical Assistance (“HMA”) market, focusing on sleep apnea (respiratory) treatments and looking to expand in other therapies. SomniPlanet’s mission is to improve efficiency of patient treatment, increase patient well-being and satisfaction, and support doctors in their day-to-day work.

SomniPlanet’s impact

  • 3Increase patient’s wellness by providing homecare services
  • Through IT technology, increase patient observance and treatment efficiency
  • Reduce public national spending through increased treatment productivity and reduced hospital costs (homecare)
  • Inclusive treatment services to vulnerable and excluded persons
  • Reduce carbon footprint (optimise nurses’ itineraries and switch to electric vehicles)

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