Central Africa Growth Sicar SA

Central Africa,Africa Construction and real estate, Health, Financial services, Communications and IT Services, Others, Food and agriculture

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, Central Africa
Countries

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

:
Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Nigeria
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, Others
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
ECP Africa
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

:
March 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.

:
$8.6m
Domicile

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

:
Luxembourg

Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Continental Reinsurance Plc

Continental Reinsurance is a reinsurance company offering life and non-life products, and is based in Nigeria. It is present across Africa, with offices in Lagos, Douala, Abidjan and Nairobi.

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Nigeria Africa, West Africa Financial services April 2007 Active
GIH/Airtel Gabon (formerly Celtel Gabon S.A)

GIH/Airtel Gabon is a GSM cellular company in Gabon.

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Gabon Africa, Central Africa Communications and IT Services April 2007 Active
Semme Mineral Water PLC

Semme Mineral Water bottles and distributes natural mineral water from a spring.

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Cameroon Africa, Central Africa Food and agriculture April 2007 Active
Oragroup (Formerly Financial BC SA)

Oragroup is a regional commercial bank operating in West and Central Africa. Orabank (formerly known as Financial Bank) currently operates in Benin, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Mauritania and Togo. It provides a broad spectrum of financial services to a wide range of corporates, SMEs and retail customers.

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Africa, West Africa Financial services March 2010 Active