The focus of direct investments is on deploying growth capital in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with potential for profitable growth and employment generation, in addition to generating risk-adjusted financial returns for Karandaaz.BACK TO WHAT WE DO
Karandaaz’s investment policy has double bottom line objectives in terms of development impact and financial sustainability.
Karandaaz Pakistan has invested in National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) Agriculture Processing Company Limited (APCL) as an agriculture value chain proposition for small-holding rice farmers. NRSP APCL aims to scale up opportunities for warehousing, financial inclusion, and the incidence of rural industrialization for farmers without compromising the principles of scalability, food security, profitability, and sustainability. Additionally, Karandaaz investment in APC is expected to demonstrate value chain services including warehousing at scale for the first time in the country.
HAC Agri Controlled Atmosphere Warehouse ensure availability of off-season fruits and vegetables with same freshness and quality as that in in-season. Karandaaz Pakistan is investing in HAC Agri which will setup the first state-of-the-art Controlled Atmosphere Warehouse in Punjab. Such investments, in high growth businesses will boost job creation and economic growth in the country.
Excel Labs, one of the largest laboratory and diagnostic services providers in Pakistan, has presences at more than 60 locations across Punjab, Khyber Paktunkhwa and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The labs offer a total of 727 tests. Karandaaz’s investment will be used by Excel Labs for expansion of its current operations and additions of new, high margin business lines.
Techlogix is a leading IT services and enterprise solutions company with operations based out of Pakistan. Techlogix has developed innovative and cost-effective software-as-a-service enterprise solutions for the higher education, microfinance, and large-scale distribution sectors. Investment from Karandaaz is helping Techlogix further develop and market its solutions locally and internationally and generate employment opportunities in Pakistan.