Submit a proposal

CDC expects its investments to achieve results that are appropriate to the opportunities and risks in a given market.

Key FEatures

Among the features that CDC seeks in making a decision to commit to an investment are:

  • A credible thesis aimed at CDC’s preferred markets with appropriate development impact;
  • A strong management team that will apply high environmental and social standards and corporate governance; and
  • Prospective returns which are commensurate with the potential risk.

equity investments

The CDC equity investments team typically looks to invest in established businesses with revenues of $10m+ and a track-record of profitability. CDC will consider start-ups or green-field projects only where there is a strong sponsor (individual or company) who will co-invest alongside CDC and has a strong track-record and delivery capability.

Focus sectors

CDC’s equity investments are focused on the following sectors:

  • Infrastructure (especially power)
  • Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Education
  • Food-processing
  • Construction

Nevertheless, CDC is a generalist investor and will look at any sector where we believe there is a development impact i.e. job creation potential, either directly or indirectly.

Investment size

CDC’s preferred investment size is US$10m-US$100m (potentially more for  infrastructure) and we typically provide growth capital to fund the expansion of businesses rather than replacement capital to buy-out existing shareholders.

Proposals

If you would like to submit an equity investment proposal to CDC please prepare a short, concise presentation, including:

  • an overview of the company, its history and growth plans;
  • historic financial performance for the company;
  • the quantum of capital you wish to raise and what this capital will be allocated towards; and
  • a brief summary of key promoters and/or senior executives.

All proposals should be sent to investments@cdcgroup.com. Please note that CDC will assess proposals according to our investment criteria and will not enter into correspondence regarding our internal investment decisions.