Central Africa Growth Sicar SA

Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon Construction and real estate, Health, Financial services, Communications and IT Services, Others, Food and agriculture

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.

Africa, Central Africa

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.

Communications and IT Services, Construction and real estate, Financial services, Food and agriculture, Health, Others
Investment type

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

Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
ECP Africa
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

March 2007

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

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
GIH/Airtel Gabon (formerly Celtel Gabon S.A)

GIH/Airtel Gabon is a GSM cellular company in Gabon.

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Gabon Africa, Central Africa Communications and IT Services April 2007 Active
Semme Mineral Water PLC

Semme Mineral Water bottles and distributes natural mineral water from a spring.

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Cameroon Africa, Central Africa Food and agriculture April 2007 Active

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