DOB Equity is a private equity and venture capital firm headquartered in LA Veessen, Netherlands. It was founded in 1997 as the private equity investment family office of the Tobé family, who made a fortune in the retail industry. The firm makes capital investments in small to medium sized East African countries that make a positive social and environmental impact locally. It has invested in the renewable energies, recycling, logistics, agriculture, education, and consumer products sectors. It also has offices in Nayrobi and Dar es Salaam.
DOB Equity is devoted to responsible investing practices. The firm considers the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals when investing. It has laid out three goals of its own investing which are to end poverty, hunger, and create decent work and economic growth. The fund is an evergreen fund, meaning all profits from investment are re-invested to meet the impact goals the firm has established .
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