Ethos Private Equity Fund V

Southern Africa,Africa Financial services, Other consumer services, Others, Business services, Manufacturing

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, Southern Africa
Countries

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

:
Nigeria, South Africa
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.

:
Business services, Financial services, 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:
Ethos Private Equity
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

:
October 2005
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.

:
$30m
Domicile

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

:
Jersey

Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Busby

Busby is a retailer and wholesaler of apparel, accessories, household goods and textiles.

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South Africa Africa, Southern Africa Other consumer services June 2008 Active
Waco International

Waco International Holdings is an industrial services company that provides forming, shoring and scaffolding, re-locatable and modular buildings, and sanitation products and services to industries such as construction and mining.

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South Africa Africa, Southern Africa Manufacturing June 2012 Active
Ecobank (Formerly Oceanic Bank of Nigeria)

Ecobank is a commercial bank in Nigeria listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

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Nigeria Africa, West Africa Financial services December 2018 Active