Investment Management

Besides private equity investments for its own account, Sequoia also manages investments for institutional and private investors. Sequoia generally tends to be a major investor in its own right of any of the investment funds in manages for other institutional or private investors.

Sequoia currently acts as investment manager of the following investment funds or vehicles:

Catalyst Microfinance Investors

Together with ASA of Bangladesh, one of the world’s most pre-eminent microfinance institution, and its principals, Sequoia is the investment manager of Catalyst Microfinance Investors (CMI), a USD 125 million investment fund, dedicated to the investment in equity securities of microfinance institutions in Asia and Africa. CMI’s major investment is its 100% shareholding in ASA International, an international microfinance holding company, which owns and operates microfinance institutions and banks in 10 countries in Asia and Africa. Other major investors in CMI include APG, the Dutch Civil Servants Pension Fund, TIAA-CREF, the US Teacher’s Pension Fund, CDC, the British Government owned development company, as well as a number of other microfinance oriented investment funds and private investors.

Sequoia is regularly evaluating new investment management opportunities that build on its strength and expertise in certain sectors and markets.