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Vital Capital invited to speak at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

January 21, 2014

Eytan Stibbe , Founder of Vital Capital invited to join the Investors Industries of the World Economic Forum for annual gathering in Davos - Eytan Stibbe to speak during the “Power of Impact Investing” session on Friday January 24th DAVOS, Switzerland --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The World Economic Forum (WEF) has invited Eytan Stibbe of Vital Capital , to join the annual gathering in Davos Switzerland . Vital Capital was recently approved by the Managing Board and Membership Committee of the World Economic Forum after a careful review of Vital Capital’s work as one of the leading and largest impact investment, private equity funds focused on sub-Saharan Africa. The combination of Mr. Stibbe’s almost 30 years of successfully investing in large-scale, social change throughout Africa and in other developing countries, and as a recently invited speaker at the Economist Buttonwood Gathering, the Milken Institute Global Conference , the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development , EMPEA’s Private Equity in Emerging Markets Conference and other thought-leadership events, were key factors in his acceptance to the World Economic Forum Investors Industries and to his invitation to speak at Davos . As a member of the Investors Industries of the World Economic Forum , which includes the world’s leading hedge funds, venture capital and private equity funds, as well as, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds, Mr. Stibbe will join discussions on the future of financial and global markets and financial innovations including impact investing. In a recent conversation, Mr. Stibbe remarked, “I am honored to accept this invitation and to have an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss tangible solutions with world leaders in their respective fields.” Mr. Stibbe is the Founding Partner of Vital Capital and a pioneer in the field of impact investing. Founded in 2011, Vital Capital is achieving large-scale and measurable improvements in the quality of life of local populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa while also delivering optimized financial returns to its investors. Vital Capital’s impact includes improving the quality of life of tens of thousands of local families by brining modernity, skills, jobs and economic sustainability through innovative and collaborative solutions. To learn more about Vital Capital , please visit www.vital-capital.com . Mr. Stibbe is particularly pleased to be working closely with the World Economic Forum given its thought leadership in the Impact Investing space. In the September 2013 , Vital Capital was highlighted in the WEF’s study of impact investing, From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors . This comprehensive report provided a market assessment and a set of recommendations for how investors can more actively engage in impact investing. As impact investing continues to gain momentum, the World Economic Forum continues to be at the forefront of leading research, dialogue and action in what is a growing and powerful force affecting a means by which investors can do good and do well at the same time. Through the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and periodic conferences and events throughout the year, The World Economic Forum brings together leading minds in the fields of finance, academia, industry, philanthropy, government and business, from across the globe, to discuss pressing issues and facilitate constructive and meaningful dialogue. Mr. Stibbe and Vital Capital are delighted to be joining this important organization and are looking forward to both learning from its participants and contributing to its on-going impact. For inquiries contact: Eric Weinberg / +1-202-413-0873 ejw@vital-capital.com or Vital Capital Media Contact: Yael Hager , +972-3-6771133 (Office) Blonde 2.0 for Vital Capital Yael@blonde20.com Source: Vital Capital


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