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May Quarterly Briefing

Thanks to our supporters, Talanton has invested

in our 14th high-impact, growth-stage business!

Thank You for enabling Talanton to steward your capital for triple bottom line impact and increase investments in multiple high-impact companies this year.

During 2023, we invested or committed $6 million across five existing portfolio companies and three new companies. Here in early 2024, we are excited to announce an investment in Kijani Forestry (see below) and about the rapidly expanding opportunities in our pipeline. This year we expect to invest at least $10 million in new and existing values-aligned growth-stage companies to deliver on our mission to create jobs bring Hope and transform lives in East Africa. Announcing Talanton’s latest Investment - 14th Impact Company

Investing in Impact: Kijani Forestry's Vision for Global Reforestation Talanton is excited to announce an investment in Kijani Forestry, a pioneering tree-planting company aiming to become the world's largest and most impactful. This investment aligns with Talanton's commitment to enhance jobs and incomes for smallholder farmers while deploying market-driven environmental solutions.

In 2023, Kijani planted over 9 million trees and became a leading employer in Northern Uganda. Talanton's funding will expand Kijani's innovative Nursery Hub model into new regions, enabling farmers to engage in sustainable timber and charcoal production without upfront costs. Over 10 years, farmers can quadruple their income per acre, driving transformative economic change.

Talanton is excited to welcome Kijani Forestry, a company that combines growth, innovation, and social and environmental impact supported by a strong potential for financial returns.

Highlights and Achievements

Portfolio Achievement - Masaka Creamery

One of our valued portfolio companies, has proudly received the prestigious Gold Seal Certification in Rwanda, recognizing their dedication to fostering gender equality and a supportive

work culture.

Portfolio Achievement - Pezesha, Hilda Moraa

Talanton is delighted to announce that Hilda Moraa, the innovative leader of our portfolio company Pezesha, has been appointed as the UN (United Nations) UNCTAD, eTrade for Women Advocate for English-speaking, Africa region 2024-2025.

At the forefront of impact investing, Talanton’s Managing Partner and Founder David Simms

was recently featured in an enlightening discussion with our partner, KeHE Cares®. In the interview, David shares insights into Talanton's mission to foster economic growth and job creation in developing countries. This partnership exemplifies the powerful synergy of faith, generosity, and strategic investment, as we work together to uplift communities and reduce poverty. Listen here.

  • Executive Summary

  • Kijani - new investment in Kenya!

  • Financial Update - committed capital plus funding sources

  • Top Pipeline Opportunities

  • Highlights & Achievements

  • Strategic Impact & Service Providers

From all of us at Talanton, we extend heartfelt thanks for being part the movement of God to create jobs, bring Hope, and transform lives in East Africa. Blessings, David and the Talanton Team PS You can join the growing community committed to bringing Hope and transforming lives across East Africa. Contact us to explore how to use a donor-advised fund to invest or donate, or if you are a qualified client, to invest. Talanton’s next investment cycle closes on June 30, 2024.


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