Creation Investments Capital Management, LLC is a leading impact investment management company dedicated to private equity investments in the financial services industry. Leveraging our deep industry experience, we partner with management teams to inject growth equity and facilitate buyout transactions in firms specializing in microfinance, small-and-medium enterprise credit, leasing, factoring, insurance, savings, payments and mobile money.
Creation Investments currently manages several private funds and other investment vehicles for individual, family office and institutional investors. Together with our portfolio companies, we provide access to capital to the unbanked and underbanked living to engage in small-business activity, significantly impacting those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Currently, our companies directly serve over 10 million entrepreneurs with over $15 billion in small business loans outstanding, and millions more with micro-savings, micro-insurance and mobile payment tools.
A diversified portfolio for maximum impact
Providing underbanked and unbanked populations with access to capital and other financial products (including micro-savings, FX/remittance services, debit and credit cards, and micro-insurance).
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Supporting the proliferation of companies that are the backbone of modern economies and can be crucial engines of development through their role as efficient producers, innovators and employers.
Other Social Ventures
Investing in businesses that have at their core a dedication to those living in poverty, enabling them to be consumers and producers through critical products and services
Our problem statement
CI's team of investment professionals has over 60 years of combined international finance experience. Our breadth and depth of expertise allows us to identify, evaluate, structure, and negotiate investment opportunities on a global scale and to work closely with the management teams of our portfolio companies to build value through a variety of initiatives.
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Leads deal generation, due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiation, along with capital raising and investor relations
Ken Vander Weele
PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER
Founding board member of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I and was instrumental in the establishment of Creation Investments' model and pipeline
Mr. Wagner joined Creation Investments as a Director in 2013 and became a Partner in 2015. Previously, Mr. Wagner was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, where he had leadership responsibility for the Firm’s activities in microfinance.
Mr. Day joined Creation Investments in 2011. Most recently, he was a Technical Advisor to the microfinance institution, Five Talents Uganda in Kampala, Uganda. Prior to that, he was a Financial Analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at the investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey.
Mr. Zdravkovic joined Creation Investments in 2017 as an Associate, moving to Chicago from New York where he previously worked at Barclays in Investment Banking with their Financial Institutions Group.
Mr. Yepes joined Creation Investments in 2018 as an Associate, moving to Chicago from New York where he previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in Investment Banking with a focus on Latin America.
Dianna De Laurentis
Ms. De Laurentis joined Creation Investments in 2015 as a Operations Manager. She manages operations for the firm.
Mrs. Currie joined Creation Investments in 2011 as a Controller. She manages financial reporting and compliance for the firm. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband Tim and two children.
Creation Investments has a host of talented, industry experts that serve alongside the management team providing technical assistance, strategic leadership, and market coverage. Our vast network of seasoned operating partners are invaluable contributors to Creation Investments and our portfolio companies.
Patrick T. Fisher is the Chairman of the Advisory Board Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II, III and IV.
Ken Vander Weele
Ken Vander Weele is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II and III. He is the Secretary of the Board and is a member of the Fund’s Valuation Committee.
Andrew W. Code
Andy Code is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II, III and IV and a member of the Audit and Valuation Committees.
John (Jack) E. Neal
Jack Neal is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II, III and IV. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Valuation Committee.
Dale Hunt is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund III and IV.
Jason LaFrance is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund II, III and IV. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Valuation Committee.
Bryan Daniels was one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I and II.
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