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Disclaimer

Please take note that the opinions, facts, data, statistics and any other information and/or recommendations contained in this document (“information”) have been prepared by the employees and/or representatives of Barak Fund Management Limited, Barak EU Fund Management Limited, Barak Fund SPC Limited, Barak Private Credit Fund SPC Limited and/or their affiliate companies (whether shareholders, subsidiaries or group entities) (collectively “Barak”) from the latest information available to them. However, all information provided in this document or otherwise provided to you is for informational purposes only and under no circumstances shall same constitute investment advice.

Past performance cannot be relied on as an indicator of future performance. Investment performance will depend on the growth in the underlying assets, which will be influenced by many factors including but not limited to, inflation levels in the economy and prevailing market conditions. This document has been provided to you solely for your information and background and is subject to amendment at any time by Barak without notice to you. Neither Barak nor any of its employees, agents, officers, directors or representatives make any warranties whatsoever with regard to expectations of success should any information contained herein be implemented or relied upon. You confirm that, should you choose to act on or have any queries with regards to the information, you will consult with your professional advisors. Neither Barak nor any of its employees, agents, directors, officers or representatives will be held liable for any costs or damages whatsoever (and howsoever arising) suffered by any person that may arise from the use or distribution of this document or any of the information contained here.

All information is furthermore subject to copyright and constitutes information proprietary to Barak. The information may be used by you solely for personal and information purposes and may not be relied upon as financial advice. You may not copy, distribute, disseminate or reconstruct the information in any medium and in any manner whatsoever for the purposes of publication thereof to any third parties.

This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be indicated by words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate”, "believe" and similar expressions and/or their negatives. These forward-looking statements are statements regarding Barak’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, Barak’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which Barak operates. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Barak cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that its actual results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and the development of the industry in which Barak operates may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in the presentation.

In addition, even if Barak’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and the development of the industry in which Barak operates are consistent with the forward looking statements contained in this or any other document, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in future periods. Barak does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the date of this document. This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document are not directed to, or intended or distribution to or use by, any person or entity that is a citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or other jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would be contrary to law or regulation which would require any registration or licensing within such jurisdiction.

Disclaimer

Please take note that the opinions, facts, data, statistics and any other information and/or recommendations contained in this document (“information”) have been prepared by the employees and/or representatives of Barak Fund Management Limited, Barak EU Fund Management Limited, Barak Fund SPC Limited, Barak Private Credit Fund SPC Limited and/or their affiliate companies (whether shareholders, subsidiaries or group entities) (collectively “Barak”) from the latest information available to them. However, all information provided in this document or otherwise provided to you is for informational purposes only and under no circumstances shall same constitute investment advice.

Past performance cannot be relied on as an indicator of future performance. Investment performance will depend on the growth in the underlying assets, which will be influenced by many factors including but not limited to, inflation levels in the economy and prevailing market conditions. This document has been provided to you solely for your information and background and is subject to amendment at any time by Barak without notice to you. Neither Barak nor any of its employees, agents, officers, directors or representatives make any warranties whatsoever with regard to expectations of success should any information contained herein be implemented or relied upon. You confirm that, should you choose to act on or have any queries with regards to the information, you will consult with your professional advisors. Neither Barak nor any of its employees, agents, directors, officers or representatives will be held liable for any costs or damages whatsoever (and howsoever arising) suffered by any person that may arise from the use or distribution of this document or any of the information contained here.

All information is furthermore subject to copyright and constitutes information proprietary to Barak. The information may be used by you solely for personal and information purposes and may not be relied upon as financial advice. You may not copy, distribute, disseminate or reconstruct the information in any medium and in any manner whatsoever for the purposes of publication thereof to any third parties.

This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be indicated by words such as “may,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate”, "believe" and similar expressions and/or their negatives. These forward-looking statements are statements regarding Barak’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, Barak’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which Barak operates. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Barak cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that its actual results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and the development of the industry in which Barak operates may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in the presentation.

In addition, even if Barak’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and the development of the industry in which Barak operates are consistent with the forward looking statements contained in this or any other document, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in future periods. Barak does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise after the date of this document. This document and any materials distributed in connection with this document are not directed to, or intended or distribution to or use by, any person or entity that is a citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or other jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would be contrary to law or regulation which would require any registration or licensing within such jurisdiction.

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THE BARAK STORY

Barak has grown into Africa’s leading alternative credit financier since 2008

Overview

Executive Summary

Barak uses a time-tested approach to originate, acquire and manage structured commodity-backed transactions across more than 30 African countries.

Focused Proven Strategy

Barak seeks to generate equity-like returns in a capital-constrained market with relatively low volatility and limited correlation to the broader markets. Our strategy focuses on fully-funded or blended debt in the African commodity markets, using asset-backed loans with various forms of collateral. Portfolio Managers manage USD liquidity with respect to investor subscriptions.

Seasoned Management

The executive team is a hand-picked group of specialists with significant expertise in agricultural commodities, structured trade finance, logistics and loan management. Barak maintains a presence in Mauritius (Head Office), South Africa, United Kingdom, Kenya and Ivory Coast to ensure that the correct measures exist from a capital raising and correlating Barak fund deployment.

Robust Proces

Experienced origination and conservative credit approval terms provide control over portfolio composition and asset management, enhancing fund performance. Although Barak’s advantage over banks is quicker turnaround times, the Investment Committee is made up of ex-bankers who maintain the same level of strict reviews once a potential deal is addressed by a Deal Originator to the Head of Credit.

Risk Management Culture

Risk considerations are deeply embedded in every aspect of the investment process, from origination to underwriting and exit. With the implementation of the newly revamped Barak Internal Deal System, the Barak COO, along with the Compliance Team, maintain a level of monitoring and administration that is in line with global risk management pertinent to any investment asset class.

Alignment of Interests

Partners are Barak’s majority shareholders and have tied employee compensation to long-term Fund performance. Barak maintains a strong firm-wide commitment to best-in-class operations, compliance, and client service. Investor returns remain the top priority for Barak; We focus on the Barak funds’ returns as well as making a difference to trade and asset-backed finance that Africa needs.

Accreditation

fund awards

Barak has grown into a globally recognised Fund Management company, providing investors with unique, uncorrelated strategies in Emerging Markets.

Winner ACQ5 Global Awards 2017:

Africa – Investment Fund of the Year

Winner AI Hedge Fund 2017:

Leader in Fund and Investment Management Africa

Nominated 2014:

Africa Investment Fund of the year

Best Alternative Financier 2015:

Best Structured Trade Finance Fund

Winner Executive of the Year 2017:

Prieur du Plessis – Barak Fund Management – Mauritius CIO & Portfolio Manager

FundAwards two thousand & fifteen

Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Mauritius

FundAwards two thousand & fifteen

Winner Best Trade Finance Fund 2015 – Barak Structured Trade Finance Fund Best African Alternative Financier

Winner MEA Wealth & Money Management Awards 2017:

Leader in Fund and Investment Management Mauritius

Winner 2014 & 2015

Best Alternative Financier: Sub-Saharan Africa

Winner Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2017

Alternative Finance – Adviser of the Year Mauritius

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Competitive Advantages

Barak uses a time-tested approach to originate, acquire and manage structured commodity-backed transactions across more than 30 African countries.

Broad Investment Scope

Flexible operating environment allowing for innovative deal structures which enhance investor return. Basel III, Dodd-Frank and Volker rules provide Barak with the opportunity to invest across a wider investment universe.

Specialized commodity trading skills

Most bank specialist trade finance areas lack physical trading skills, thus limiting the deals they can execute. By integrating its commodity financing skills with risk management skills, Barak evaluates the whole supply chain and seeks to achieve enhanced returns for normal credit-based risks.

On-the-ground credentials and access

Managers have been based in Africa for years, and have gained extensive local expertise and networks across the continent. Affiliation with large Africa focussed trading houses, which own and rent storage capacity in Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa, giving Barak strategic access to more than 30 African countries. We believe that Barak is currently the only Fund that has strategic access to 450 warehouses in eastern, southern and western Africa in which to store commodities.

Broad transaction-sourcing network

Established market presence and relationships with the most prominent traders, financial brokers, commercial and investment banks on the African continent. Access to an extensive pipeline from which to select the most lucrative transactions Fund’s approach facilitates the building of a diversified, high quality investment portfolio.

Impact investing in Africa

Barak maintains a level of impact investment reporting through all of its short, medium and long-term transactions to ensure that it adheres to its Barak Social Responsible Investing Policy. The need for alternative credit in Emerging Markets around the world, not least in Africa, is a crucial element that needs to be addressed by the likes of Barak in order to give functioning SME companies a chance. Global trade remains the root of the world’s economy, and the opportunities for Barak to make a difference in its activities continues to grow year on year.

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Investment Philosophy

Barak has grown into a globally recognised Fund Management company, providing investors with unique, uncorrelated strategies in Emerging Markets. Barak has harnessed a robust set of guideline beliefs and investment principles that search for risk-adjusted, valuation-driven yields for investors.

Controlled, Disciplined Approach

Barak favors companies in established markets and commodities that are conducive to lending and credit analysis.

These companies are typically stable, predictable and have low default rates due to high commodity turnover and ability to liquidate stock.

Invest next to Established Market Participants

Barak seeks to partner with well-known international banks to provide senior debt/co-financing on selected transactions.

By investing alongside these participants, the Fund benefits from their deal sourcing capabilities, investment judgment, controlling ownership position, and operational and financial expertise.

Exert Influence Over Financing

By acting as a lead or co-lead in the financing of the majority of its transactions, Barak seeks to gain significant influence over the structure and terms of financing.

Barak seeks to obtain enforceable priority security interest in the collateral.

Portfolio Diversification

Barak believes that a diverse portfolio mitigates economic, sector and country risk.

Commodity allocation and country allocation play a dual role in providing investors with a diversification benefit.

For more information on investment opportunities

Barak has built up a strong and ever-growing base of Fund investors across a wide range of regions globally. The Barak Investor team would love to hear from you.