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.
- Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia
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, Financial services, 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
- July 2004
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|
| Candax Energy Inc|
Candax is an upstream exploration and production (E&P) company that buys and develops upstream oil and gas assets in North Africa.
|Tunisia||Africa, North Africa||Others||June 2005||Active|
| Mineral Deposits Limited/Teranga Gold Corporation|
Mineral Deposits Ltd owns and operates two mining projects in Senegal, West Africa, aiming to produce zircon, rutile, leucoxene and ilmenite.
|Senegal||Africa, West Africa||Others||December 2005||Active|
| Seven Energy (Formerly Exoro Energy/Gulf of Guinea Energy Limited)|
Seven Energy is an upstream oil & gas company based in Nigeria but with ambition to expand in Western Africa. Seven Energy has a large interest in the undeveloped onshore Uquo Field to the east of the Niger.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Others||February 2007||Active|
| Diamond Bank|
Diamond Bank is the ninth largest universal bank in Nigeria (with a subsidiary in Benin Republic), with a strong focus on the SME and corporate sectors.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Financial services||April 2007||Active|
| Mouka Limited|
Mouka Limited is a private Nigerian company which manufactures polyurethane (foam) used in making mattresses, furniture and other products. The company is the leading polyurethane company in Nigeria with its products sold across the country.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Manufacturing||June 2007||Active|
|Sinai Marble||Egypt||Africa, North Africa||Others||June 2007||Active|
| RTT (Formerly Fuel Logistics)|
RTT is a supply chain and logistics services group in South Africa. With a nationwide network, it provides customised logistics solutions to blue chip local and international customers in a wide range of industry sectors, in particular FMCG and pharmaceutical.
|South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Manufacturing||July 2007||Active|