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.
- Algeria, Botswana, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa
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, Financial services, 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:
- Development Partners International
- 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
- November 2009
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.
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
| ETW Holdings Limited/Eaton Venture LLP|
Eaton Venture LLP manages telecommunications infrastructure and IT service management interests in Africa and the Middle East. The Group is primarily focused on providing outsourced tower ownership and maintenance services to GSM telecommunications operators across Africa.
|Africa||Communications and IT Services||December 2008||Active|
| Letshego Holdings|
Letshego is a regional consumer financial services provider in sub-Saharan Africa, providing unsecured loans to employees of government and quasi government organisations utilising a payroll deduction business model.
|Botswana||Africa, Southern Africa||Financial services||May 2010||Active|
Libstar is an FMCG manufacturer operating in the food and beverage and household and personal care segments, supplying the market via private label offerings, branded products and contract manufacturing.
|South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Other consumer services||June 2011||Active|
| Touax Africa SAS|
Touax Africa is a business services group that specialises in modular construction, and is based in Morocco.
|Morocco||Africa, North Africa||Manufacturing||June 2012||Active|
| Food Concepts Plc|
Food Concepts is a leading Nigeria based food retailing company with holdings in the quick service restaurant sector.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Other consumer services||December 2012||Active|
| Biopharm SpA|
Biopharm is one of the leading local companies in the Algerian pharmaceutical market. The company is estimated to have around 12% share of the Algerian pharmaceutical import and distribution market.
|Algeria||Africa, North Africa||Health||March 2013||Active|