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Working with LeapFrog Investments to Drive Financial Inclusion

16
Aug

LeapFrog was one of Outsized’s earliest private equity clients and we have been working together on a number of initiatives covering due diligence, value creation and fund-level projects.
LeapFrog’s focus is high-growth financial services and healthcare companies in emerging markets. With over $1bn assets under management, It invests capital, people and knowledge in purpose-driven businesses, helping them to grow, to be profitable and to have a positive impact. Portfolio companies across Asia and Africa include Bima, Mahindra Insurance Brokers, AllLife, UT Life, Magma Fincorp, Cignify, Enterprise Group, Jumo and IFMR Holdings/ IFMR Capital. 

LeapFrog is a value-add investor. This means that in addition to LeapFrog’s own staff working closely with their partners’ teams to define and implement value creation initiatives, they bring in expertise for specific projects, whether with growth, efficiency or skills building focus.

"What we like with Outsized is their ability to quickly find high-quality alternatives to the biggest consulting brands. We typically look for consulting firms with deep, specialist expertise – whether in specific due diligence areas or to help implement important value creation initiatives in our portfolio."
(Vaughan Lindsay, Executive Director)


Outsized support to LeapFrog has included sourcing a technology and commercial due diligence provider for a fintech deal, identified the right partner for an ambitious cross-portfolio talent development program and we are currently working on a sales efficiency program in one of their holdings. On a fund level, Outsized helped LeapFrog find a partner to implement a fund-wide productivity software, saving 60% of the cost quoted by a big brand technology firm, but crucially without quality compromises.
 
"Through Outsized we as an individual client benefit from the network effects of their service. They work with a lot of clients like us day in and day out, unearthing and quality checking consulting boutiques and specialists for projects across the value chain."

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