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Florida Growth Fund Expands and Diversifies Investments, Report No. 15-14, December 2015
 
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  • As of June 30, 2015, the Florida Growth Fund had invested $402.4 million in 30 technology and growth companies and 23 private equity funds. Investments were dispersed across 12 counties, with amounts ranging from $5.8 million in Lee County to $78.8 million in Palm Beach County. Since its inception, the fund has experienced a net internal rate of return of 11.1% and has distributed $143.3 million to the Florida Retirement System.
  • The fund’s investments also resulted in reported economic benefits to the state. Companies that received Florida Growth Fund investments reported creating 14,545 jobs as of June 30, 2015. This included 3,386 jobs created by technology and growth companies and 11,159 jobs created by companies in which private equity funds were invested. The companies reported paying an average annual salary of $67,536. In addition, 13 growth and technology companies and 7 private equity funds made an estimated $60.8 million in capital expenditures between June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2015, bringing total capital expenditures to $312.6 million since the fund’s inception.
  • Due to the success of the Florida Growth Fund, SBA managers authorized Hamilton Lane to initiate Florida Growth Fund II, which started making investments in December 2014. To date, the fund has made one fund commitment and three co-investments, totaling $32.5 million in capital.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

State Board of Administration of Florida

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 16-08 Florida Growth Fund Investments Have Provided Over $200 Million in Distributions to the FRS; Fund Managers Continue to Seek New Investment Opportunities,published in December 2016.
  • Report No. 14-11 Florida Growth Fund Investments Continue to Add Jobs and Provide Distributions to the FRS,published in December 2014.
  • Report No. 13-11 Florida Growth Fund Investments Add Jobs and Result in Distributions to the Retirement Fund,published in December 2013.
  • Report No. 13-01 Florida Growth Fund Investments Have Increased and Recipients Report Employment Growth and Expanded Business Activities,published in January 2013.
  • Report No. 11-26 Florida Growth Fund Investments Increase; Additional Data Needed to Estimate Economic Benefit,published in December 2011.
  • Report No. 10-60 The Florida Growth Fund Added Investments in 2010, but It Is Still Too Early to Assess Total Economic Impact,published in December 2010.
  • Report No. 09-45 SBA Has Implemented the Florida Growth Fund; Economic Impact of Investments May Not Be Apparent for Several Years,published in December 2009.
  • Report No. 08-72 Economically Targeted Investment Program Under Development,published in December 2008.

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