ShoreCap International Ltd

ShoreCap International, Ltd (“SCI”) was a $28 million Fund incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Between 2003 and 2008, on behalf of SCI, Equator invested equity and equity related securities in 15 small business banks and regulated microfinance institutions in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. Equator's investment strategy targeted institutions that demonstrated a commitment to expanding financial services to disadvantaged groups and low-income communities that were historically excluded from the formal banking system.

All investments were realized by the end of 2014, and the Fund was subsequently liquidated.  

Shorecap II Limited

Following the success of ShoreCap International, Ltd., ShoreCap II Limited (“SC II”) was formed by Equator. SC II is an $80 million international Fund incorporated in Mauritius in 2009. Equator sought equity investment opportunities for SC II in the following types of Asian and African financial institutions:

  • Small business banks
  • Microfinance banks
  • Regulated microfinance non-banks
  • Microfinance non-governmental organizations that are transforming into formal, regulated financial institutions

In addition to providing the above institutions with equity capital, Equator also provides and manages needs assessments and capacity building services through its strategic service provider.