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.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
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, Communications and IT Services, Construction and real estate, Financial services, Food and agriculture, Manufacturing, Other consumer services, Others
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Fund manager:
- Actis LLP
- 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
- September 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
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
Athi River Steel Plant Ltd
Athi River Steel Plant uses scrap metal to produce of hot rolled steel products such as building steel, structural steel, bolts and nuts. The company is located in Mavoko Township in Athi River area and commenced operation in 1998.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Manufacturing||December 2006||Active|
Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc
Custodian and Allied Insurance provide and market general insurance, special risk services and products to individuals and to corporate clients.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Financial services||August 2008||Active|
Seven Seas Technologies Ltd
Seven Seas is an IT solutions provider with operations in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. It focuses on service provision to key sectors such as telecommunications and financial services, as well as utility companies.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Communications and IT Services||October 2008||Active|
Brookside Dairy Limited
Brookside Dairy produces fresh milk and other dairy products in Kenya.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Food and agriculture||February 2009||Active|
Computer Warehouse Group adds value to businesses through ICT infrastructure & services. It has three separate divisions: Hardware & Enterprise Systems, Software Development and Networks Integration & Communications.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Manufacturing||August 2009||Active|
Strategic Global Alliance Inc (Bio-Plastics)
The Strategic Global Alliance is involved in the manufacturing of extruded plastic films and other plastic products in Ghana.
|Ghana||Africa, West Africa||Other consumer services||January 2011||Active|
Africa Oilfield Services/AOS Orwell Limited
Africa Oilfield Services is the parent company of AOS Orwell Limited (AOSO). AOSO provides a broad range of services ranging from drilling jars and tools rentals, fishing tool leasing and down-holes services, directional wireline services, machine shop and other related services to the oil majors and drilling contractors.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Others||May 2011||Active|
Industrial Services Holding SA (AIS)
African Industrial Services is an engineering services and component manufacturing and distribution company that provides end-to-end engineering solutions for West Africa's largest industrial firms. Founded in 2001, AIS is headquartered in Cote d'Ivoire with operations across eight countries in West Africa including Benin, Togo, Guinea, Senegal, Burkina Faso and recently launched branches in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
|Cote d'Ivoire||Africa, West Africa||Business services||September 2013||Active|