Takura III

Harare-based Takura Capital Partners is an investment holding company established in 1997 to invest in Zimbabwe.  It has now evolved into a Zimbabwean-focused firm which invests in other South African Development Community (SADC) countries outside of South Africa. Takura Capital invests across different sectors and business life cycles, employing equity, debt, structured and self-liquidating instruments to provide funding for expansion.

The fund invests in private enterprises across the South Africa Development Community (excluding South Africa) focusing on Zimbabwe.

Our investment

CDC approved a commitment of up to $50m in July 2018.

Expected impact

CDC is providing a capital injection into the Zimbabwean economy by investing in Takura III to stimulate sustainable long-term business growth and create quality jobs. The fund supports the development of the private equity market in Zimbabwe by having an important demonstration effect.

Key facts

Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

Intermediated investment
Fund manager:
Takura Capital Partners

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.


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Investments made by this fund

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