HomeChoice Holdings Limited

South Africa Other consumer services

We are invested in HomeChoice Holdings Limited through African Development Partners II, which is managed by Development Partners International.

We do not hold direct relationships with the companies that investment funds invest in. Instead, we hold relationships directly with the fund. When investing through investment funds, CDC takes an active role as a limited partner to the fund, working with the fund manager to ensure best practices, including in environment, social and governance matters, and investment management oversight.

HomeChoice is South Africa’s leading home-shopping retailer, selling homeware merchandise and financial services to a customer base of over 500,000 people in South Africa and neighbouring regions (including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia).

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Key facts

Status:
Active
Region

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

:
Africa, Southern Africa
Countries:
South Africa
Sector

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.

:
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:
African Development Partners II
Fund Manager:
Development Partners International
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

:
December 2014
Domicile

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

:
South Africa

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