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.
For funds, the countries listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
- Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda
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, Infrastructure, 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
- January 2003
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.
- United Kingdom
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
The Development Finance Company of Uganda (DFCU) is one of Uganda’s largest commercial banks. It focuses on business lending to underserved audiences, particularly to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and smallholders operating in the agricultural sector, and to women in business. DFCU operates over 67 branches and over 100 ATMs across the country
|Uganda||Africa, East Africa||Financial services||March 1987||Active|
|Rwenzori Courts Ltd||Uganda||Africa, East Africa||Construction and real estate||September 1997||Active|
|Adesemi Communications International Inc||Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Communications and IT Services||December 1998||Active|
|Prime Cure Clinic (Pty) Ltd||South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Health||December 2000||Active|
|Middle East Food and Trade Co SAE||Egypt||Africa, North Africa||Food and agriculture||December 2002||Active|
Sedibelo Platmin Mines (formerly Platmin Ltd)
Canadian mineral exploration company that is focused on the exploration for, and working towards the development of, platinum group metal deposits in South Africa on the discovery and development of PGM deposits.
|South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Others||December 2003||Active|
The Persianas Group was founded in 1990 and is involved in the construction and management of real estate developments across Nigeria, particularly in the retail sector.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Construction and real estate||June 2004||Active|