Predictive Discovery (Aurora Minerals)

Burkina Faso Others

The company’s principal area of activity is Burkina Faso where the objective is to discover gold ore resources which could be profitably mined in a stand-alone operation

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.

We are invested in Predictive Discovery (Aurora Minerals) through African Lion 3 Ltd, which is managed by African Lion. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts


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

Africa, West Africa
Burkina Faso

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.

Investment type

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

Intermediated investment
African Lion 3 Ltd
Fund Manager:
African Lion
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 2011

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

Burkina Faso