Catalyst Microfinance

Rest of the World Financial services

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.

:
Rest of the World
Countries

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

:
Afghanistan, Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
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.

:
Financial services
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
CMIMC
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

:
January 2008
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.

:
$15m
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
Ghana (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) is a private company which invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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Ghana Africa, West Africa Financial services June 2008 Active
India (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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India South Asia Financial services June 2008 Active
Nigeria (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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Nigeria Africa, West Africa Financial services June 2008 Active
Philippines (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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Philippines Rest of the World Financial services June 2008 Active
Sri Lanka(CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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Sri Lanka South Asia Financial services June 2008 Active
Pakistan (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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Pakistan South Asia Financial services December 2008 Active
Cambodia (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) is a private company which invests the majority of its funds via ASA International to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand - currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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Cambodia Rest of the World Financial services June 2009 Active
CMI Other investments

This represents a diversified group of smaller investments made by CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) to microfinance firms. CMIMC is a private company which invests the majority of its funds via ASA International to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand.

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Rest of the World Financial services September 2009 Active
CMI Other investments

This represents a diversified group of smaller investments made by CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) to microfinance firms. CMIMC is a private company which invests the majority of its funds via ASA International to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand.

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Rest of the World Financial services September 2009 Active
CMI Other investments

This represents a diversified group of smaller investments made by CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) to microfinance firms. CMIMC is a private company which invests the majority of its funds via ASA International to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand.

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Rest of the World Financial services September 2009 Active
Kenya (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia, frequently under the ASA brand.

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Kenya Africa, East Africa Financial services June 2014 Active
Myanmar (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia, frequently under the ASA brand.

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Myanmar South Asia Financial services December 2014 Active
Tanzania (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia, frequently under the ASA brand.

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Tanzania Africa, East Africa Financial services December 2014 Active
Uganda (CMI)

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia, frequently under the ASA brand.

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Uganda Africa, East Africa Financial services December 2014 Active
Rwanda (CMI) Rwanda Africa, East Africa Financial services December 2016 Active
Sierra Leone(CMI) Sierra Leone Africa, West Africa Financial services December 2016 Active