Actis South Asia Fund 2 LP

South Asia Manufacturing, Others, Food and agriculture, Financial services, Other consumer services, Health

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 is a private equity fund investing in South Asia

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


Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

South Asia

For funds, the countries listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.

India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

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.

Financial services, Food and agriculture, Health, 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

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  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
SML Isuzu Ltd (formerly Swaraj Mazda Ltd)

SML Isuzu is a commercial vehicle manufacturer with over 25 years of experience. It is the first company in India to manufacture and supply fully built buses, ambulances and customized vehicles

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India South Asia Manufacturing January 2005 Active
Mivan Far East Limited India, Malaysia Rest of the World, South Asia Manufacturing July 2007 Active
LMKR Holdings Limited

LMKR Holdings is a provider of information management solutions to the oil and gas industry, with outsourcing expertise in developing and implementing advanced solutions for storage, processing, simulation and integration of sub-surface data relating to the exploration and production (E&P) of oil and gas.

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Pakistan South Asia Others October 2007 Active