APF-I (Mauritius) Limited

India Health, Other consumer services, Food and agriculture, Manufacturing, Business services

Ambit Pragma Ventures is an Indian investment manager. The Mumbai-based firm specialises in growth capital and buyout investments in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

This is a generalist SME private equity fund investing in India.

This investment was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.

Key facts


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

South Asia

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people. For funds, the sectors listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.

Business services, Food and agriculture, Health, Manufacturing, Other consumer services
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
Ambit Pragma Ventures
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

June 2008

For direct investments, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the business or project (it may be a combination of equity and debt).

For funds, this is the total amount that CDC has committed to the fund.


This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.


Investments made by this fund

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  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Prasannna Bus Links

Prasanna Bus Links (or Purple Bus) is a tourism operator and local transporter in the intra-city bus transport services in 10 major cities across India. It is a pioneer in the industry by providing punctual, safe services.

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India South Asia Manufacturing July 2009 Active
NEO Anurena Tristar Food Products Pvt Ltd

NEO Anurean Tristar Food Products is a value added dairy products manufacturer in North India. It procures milk and than develops, manufactures and markets value added and processed dairy products.

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India South Asia Food and agriculture February 2012 Active
Nu Cosmetic Clinic

Nu Cosmetic Clinic is part of the larger Beams Hospital Pvt company which specialises in daycare surgery.

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India South Asia Health March 2016 Active

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