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.
- Rest of the World
For funds, the countries listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
- Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Laos, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe
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|
|Langa National Brickworks (Pty) Ltd||Swaziland||Africa, Southern Africa||Manufacturing||June 1986||Active|
|Ariston Holdings Ltd (Delta Corporation Ltd)||Zimbabwe||Africa, East Africa||Food and agriculture||December 1986||Active|
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||January 1987||Active|
|Inyoni Yami Swaziland Irrigation Scheme||Swaziland||Africa, Southern Africa||Infrastructure||March 1987||Active|
|Swarp Spinning Mills Ltd||Zambia||Africa, East Africa||Manufacturing||September 1987||Active|
|Savannah Sugar Co Ltd||Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||December 1987||Active|
|Padma Textile Mills Ltd||Bangladesh||South Asia||Manufacturing||March 1988||Active|
|Kolombangara Forest Products Ltd||Solomon Islands||Rest of the World||Manufacturing||June 1988||Active|
|Natex Holdings Ltd||Swaziland||Africa, Southern Africa||Manufacturing||June 1988||Active|
|Printing and Packaging Co SA||Cameroon||Africa, Central Africa||Manufacturing||December 1990||Active|
|Banatan SA||Costa Rica||Rest of the World||Food and agriculture||December 1991||Active|
Kilombero Valley Teak Co Ltd
KVTC is a teak plantation company located 425 km southwest of Dar es Salaam. KVTC owns a long term lease over 28,000 hectares, 8,150 of which have been planted with teak, and owns a sawmill.
|Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Manufacturing||September 1992||Active|
|Sarah Textiles Ltd||Pakistan||South Asia||Manufacturing||March 1993||Active|
|United Palm Oil Industry Public Co Ltd||Thailand||Rest of the World||Food and agriculture||December 1993||Active|
|Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Pvt) Ltd||Zimbabwe||Africa, East Africa||Other consumer services||December 1993||Exited|
|Nusantara Investment Fund Ltd||Indonesia||Rest of the World||Financial services||March 1994||Active|
|Sanghi Spinners India Ltd||India||South Asia||Manufacturing||March 1994||Active|
|DCM Hyundai Ltd||India||South Asia||Manufacturing||December 1994||Active|
|PT Buana Finance Tbk||Indonesia||Rest of the World||Financial services||March 1995||Active|
|Enterprise Capital Fund Ltd||South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Financial services||June 1995||Active|
|First Leasing Co of India Ltd||India||South Asia||Financial services||June 1995||Active|
|New Farmers Development Co Ltd||South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Food and agriculture||March 1997||Active|
|Rwenzori Courts Ltd||Uganda||Africa, East Africa||Construction and real estate||September 1997||Active|
|Orzunil 1 SA||Guatemala||Rest of the World||Infrastructure||December 1997||Active|
|Azito Energie SA||Cote d'Ivoire||Africa, West Africa||Infrastructure||December 1998||Active|
Grameenphone Ltd (GP), is the leading telecoms service provider in Bangladesh, with more than 54.5 million subscribers. It is a joint venture between Telenor and Grameen Telecom Corporation, a non-profit sister organisation of microfinance and community development bank Grameen Bank. Telenor, the largest telecoms company in Norway, owns a 55.8 per cent share of Grameenphone. It was the first company to introduce digital mobile technology in Bangladesh, and it built the first cellular network to cover 99 per cent of the country. The company employs over 4,000 people directly and many more jobs are supported through its third-party vendor network.
|Bangladesh||South Asia||Communications and IT Services||December 1999||Active|
|Del Oro Juice Group Holdings Ltd||Costa Rica||Rest of the World||Food and agriculture||June 2000||Active|
|Bukindon Resources Co Inc||Philippines||Rest of the World||Food and agriculture||January 2003||Active|
|Dr Ian Sangster & Co||Liberia||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||January 2003||Active|
|Gumma Valley Water Company||Ghana||Africa, West Africa||Infrastructure||January 2003||Active|
|Heleena Farms total||Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||January 2003||Active|
|Liberia Rubber Development and Investment||Liberia||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||January 2003||Active|
|Liberian Water & Sewerage||Liberia||Africa, West Africa||Infrastructure||January 2003||Active|
|National Housing Corp of Vanuatu||Vanuatu||Rest of the World||Financial services||January 2003||Active|
Primo Olechemicals Inc
Primo Olechemicals produces coconut oil-based chemicals in the Philippines
|Philippines||Rest of the World||Others||January 2003||Active|
|PT Amerta||Indonesia||Rest of the World||Manufacturing||January 2003||Active|
|Rustiu Valley Development||Zimbabwe||Africa, East Africa||Food and agriculture||January 2003||Active|
Starich produces and processes seafood products in Belize
|Belize||Rest of the World||Food and agriculture||January 2003||Active|
|STI India Ltd||India||South Asia||Manufacturing||January 2003||Active|
|Sungei Lembing Tin||India||South Asia||Others||January 2003||Active|
|Tropical Glass||Ghana||Africa, West Africa||Manufacturing||January 2003||Active|
|Inter Pepsi Cola Bottler Invs||South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Food and agriculture||March 2003||Active|
|Glencar Mining||Ghana||Africa, West Africa||Others||June 2003||Active|