Frontier PE (Cayman) L.P.

South Asia Manufacturing, Other consumer services, Health, Communications and IT Services

This is a small-cap fund investing in Bangladesh.

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.

:
South Asia
Countries

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

:
Bangladesh
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, Health, Manufacturing, 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:
Frontier GP
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 2010
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.

:
$10m
Domicile

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

:
Cayman Islands

Investments made by this fund

  • Active
  • Exited
Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Rahimafrooz Superstores Ltd

Rahimafrooz is a retail supermarket chain in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh South Asia Other consumer services September 2009 Active
Ananta Apparels Limited

Ananta is a consolidated operation of five garment units and a denim washing plant, producing woven, mostly denim products. Its main business line is sewing and washing trousers for both children and adults.

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Bangladesh South Asia Manufacturing May 2011 Active
Butterfly Marketing Ltd

Butterfly Marketing has 200 stores and 455 dealers retailing in white goods and consumer electronics in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh South Asia Other consumer services July 2012 Active
Popular Pharmaceuticals Limited

Popular Pharmaceuticals Limited is a branded generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh South Asia Health January 2013 Active
Runner Automobiles Ltd

Runner Automobiles Limited manufactures motorcycles in Bangladesh. The organization has over 700 employees.

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Bangladesh South Asia Manufacturing November 2013 Active
Saltside Technologies AB

Saltside Technologies AB is a Swedish technology firm that specialises in online classifieds in emerging markets and has been operating in Bangladesh, Ghana and Sri Lanka since 2013. It launched its online classified business in Nigeria in 2015.

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Bangladesh South Asia Communications and IT Services January 2015 Active