African Lion 2 Ltd

West Africa Others

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.

:
West Africa
Countries

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

:
Mauritania
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.

:
Others
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

:
Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
African Lion
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

:
June 2007
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.

:
$5m
Domicile

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

:
Mauritius

Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Sedibelo Platmin Mines (formerly Platmin Ltd)

Canadian mineral exploration company that is focused on the exploration for, and working towards the development of, platinum group metal deposits in South Africa on the discovery and development of PGM deposits.

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South Africa Africa, Southern Africa Others December 2003 Active
Copperbelt Energy Corporation Zambia Africa, Southern Africa Others October 2006 Active
Sphere Petroleum QSC

Sphere Petroleum QSC is an oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development and production business with current focus on both onshore and offshore areas in West and North Africa and in the Middle East

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Mauritania Africa, West Africa Others June 2007 Active
Kasbah Resources

Kasbah Resources is involved in the exploration and mining of tin in Morocco.

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Morocco Africa, North Africa Others May 2010 Active