Business Partners International Kenya SME Fund

East Africa,Africa Other consumer services, Financial services, Manufacturing, Food and agriculture, Infrastructure, Communications and IT Services, Others, Health, Construction and real estate

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.

:
Africa, East Africa
Countries

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

:
Kenya
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
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
Business Partners
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 2006
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.

:
$1.6m
Domicile

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

:
Kenya

Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
e4 Newco

e4 is the parent company of a South African-based group that has developed a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to host a number of secure document and transaction portals, which in turn enable seamless contracting and transacting across a number of industry verticals in the financial services sector.

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South Africa Africa, Southern Africa Communications and IT Services April 2016 Active