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.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
For funds, the countries listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
- Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria
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, Education, Financial services, Food and agriculture, Other consumer services
- 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
- July 2008
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.
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
| 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.
|Africa, West Africa||Financial services||September 2008||Active|
| Thunnus Overseas SA France|
Thunnus Overseas Group is an aggregation of six operating companies and holdings including: Peche et Froid Cote d Ivoire and Conserverie des Cinqs Océans. It produces and sells seafood products.
|Cote d'Ivoire||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||December 2008||Active|
| Wananchi Group Holdings|
Wananchi Group is an East African telecommunications company that offers a combination of cable television and internet services to residential and corporate customers in Kenya and Tanzania.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Communications and IT Services||June 2009||Active|
| IHS Holding Limited|
IHS is one of the largest telecommunications tower infrastructure providers in Africa. IHS currently owns over 715 towers in Nigeria where it leases space on the towers to Mobile Network Operators (MNO) under 10-15 years contracts.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Communications and IT Services||March 2014||Active|
| Atlas Bottling Corporation|
Atlas Bottling Corporation, which was founded in 1995, is a leading bottler of carbonated soft drinks in Algeria. It sells its products under the leading PepsiCo international brands (including Pepsi, Seven-up and Mirinda).
|Algeria||Africa, North Africa||Food and agriculture||March 2014||Active|
| Maarifa Edu Holdings|
Maarifa Edu Holdings is a pan-African education investment holding company focused on acquiring and developing education institutions in Africa. It was formed in 2014 with the aim of providing high quality, accessible and market-relevant higher education through institutions across Africa.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Education||July 2014||Active|
| Nairobi Java House Limited|
Java House operates casual dining retail brands in Kenya, including Nairobi Java House, a coffee shop/restaurant that offers coffee, drinks and food to customers; Planet Yogurt, which sells frozen yoghurt; and 360 Degrees Artisan Pizza.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Other consumer services||September 2017||Active|