Actis Assets Fund 1

Rest of the World Manufacturing, Financial services, Food and agriculture, Infrastructure, Other consumer services, Others, Health, Communications and IT Services, Construction and real estate

Actis is a leading investor in growth markets across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its three separate investment groups focus on energy and infrastructure; real estate; and general sectors, including consumer, education, financial services, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, and retail.

Actis was formed in 2004 following a restructuring of CDC designed to bring more equity capital into developing countries and the two organisations have a shared history.

The London-based firm has offices across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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.

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.

:
Rest of the World
Countries

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
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. 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
Website:
https://www.act.is/
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
Amount

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.

:
$694.14m
Domicile

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

:
United Kingdom

Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Primo Olechemicals Inc

Primo Olechemicals produces coconut oil-based chemicals in the Philippines

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Philippines Rest of the World Others January 2003 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.

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Tanzania Africa, East Africa Food and agriculture March 2011 Active
Azito Cote d'Ivoire Africa, West Africa Infrastructure March 2013 Active