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.
- Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda
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, Communications and IT Services, Financial services, 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:
- Helios Investment Partners
- 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 2006
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.
- Cayman Islands
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
| Africa PT BV (Africa Tel)|
Africa PT is a holding company aggregating all the sub-Saharan African telecommunications assets of the Portugal Telecom Group. Its operating subsiadiaries comprise of mobile operations, fixed line operations, and internet services providers.
|Angola||Africa, Central Africa||Communications and IT Services||August 2007||Active|
| Equity Bank|
Equity Bank was established in 1982 as a building society to serve the unbanked and to provide products and services that economically empower its customers. Its products include a diverse range and are targeted to specific needs including SME loans, microfinance and agribusiness loans
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Financial services||June 2008||Active|
| Vivo Energy|
Vivo Energy is one of Africa’s leading downstream businesses, supported by a sizeable and strategically located logistics infrastructure. The business specialises in fuels and lubricants, but provides other downstream services.
|Africa||Business services||March 2011||Active|
| Helios Towers Nigeria Ltd|
Helios Towers is the sole provider of tower sites on a leased basis in Nigeria and in all of Africa.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Communications and IT Services||December 2014||Active|