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
Charleston Travel Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Other consumer services June 2007 Active
Kimemiah Engineering Construction Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing June 2007 Active
Tintoria Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Other consumer services June 2007 Active
Zingo Investments Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Financial services June 2007 Active
Franconomic Enterprises Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing July 2007 Active
Mellech Engineering & Construction Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing November 2007 Active
BPI Kenya portfolio

This is a quasi-equity risk capital fund established in Kenya. The fund invests in local Kenyan small and medium enterprises and provides post-investment technical assistance funding.

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Kenya Africa, East Africa Financial services March 2008 Active
Bright Star Foods Kenya Africa, East Africa Food and agriculture March 2008 Active
Elex Products Kenya Africa, East Africa Others March 2008 Active
Forecast Electronics Kenya Africa, East Africa Communications and IT Services March 2008 Active
Gathee Enterprises Kenya Africa, East Africa Infrastructure March 2008 Active
Heritage Foods Kenya Africa, East Africa Food and agriculture March 2008 Active
Match Electrical Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing March 2008 Active
Metha Collections Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing March 2008 Active
Newco Ltd t/a De Kelvins Auto Repairs Kenya Africa, East Africa Construction and real estate March 2008 Active
Preciss International (BPI) Kenya Africa, East Africa Communications and IT Services March 2008 Active
Tausi Freight Services Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing March 2008 Active
Universal Cabs Kenya Africa, East Africa Other consumer services March 2008 Active
Westco Development Limited Kenya Africa, East Africa Construction and real estate April 2008 Active
EEA Kenya Limited Kenya Africa, East Africa Communications and IT Services July 2008 Active
Kawa Garments Limited Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing July 2008 Active
Mariakani Quarries Ltd. Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing July 2008 Active
Haematec Diagnostics Kenya Africa, East Africa Health October 2008 Active
JAP International Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing October 2008 Active
MWEU Mbwika Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing October 2008 Active
Equator Apparels Company Limited Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing February 2009 Active
Brits Freighter Limited Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing April 2009 Active
Eldoville Farm Kenya Africa, East Africa Food and agriculture April 2009 Active
Gesoko General Contractors Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing April 2009 Active
Ashley’s Kenya Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Other consumer services August 2009 Active
Brand Track Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing August 2009 Active
Chris Manie Theuri T/A St Johns House Kenya Africa, East Africa Infrastructure September 2009 Active
Mutsimoto Motor Co Ltd Kenya Africa, East Africa Manufacturing September 2009 Active