Prism

Kenya Construction and real estate

We are invested in Prism through Actis Africa Real Estate Fund 3, which is managed by Actis LLP.

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.

The Prism joint venture is a residential/workforce housing development platform with Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate (“Shapoorji”), one of India’s largest residential developers. The business is targeting the gateway cities of East Africa, starting with Nairobi. The Prism programme will target the development of at least 1,000 units diversified across multiple sites in different nodes of Nairobi.

For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

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, East Africa
Countries:
Kenya
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.

:
Construction and real estate
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
Actis Africa Real Estate Fund 3
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

:
March 2019
Domicile

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

:
Kenya