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.
- South Asia
For funds, the countries listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
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.
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Fund manager:
- Caspian Capital 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
- June 2007
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|
| A Little World Private Limited|
A Little World is developing and deploying technology to connect to the rural population to formal banking systems.
|India||South Asia||Financial services||September 2008||Active|
| Sonata Finance Private Limited|
Sonata Finance provides microfinance lending activities in rural and semi-urban parts of India, with a focus on Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and its neighboring states.
|India||South Asia||Financial services||December 2009||Active|
| Arohan Financial Services Ltd|
Arohan is a microfinance institution providing group and individual credit products to the population in the Eastern part of India – West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.
|India||South Asia||Financial services||September 2012||Active|