ETG – Export Trading Group

East Africa, Africa Food and agriculture

ETG is an African agribusiness with operations in crop buying, warehousing, distribution and merchandising that employs over 7,000 people and reaches hundreds of thousands of small-scale farmers.

Founded in 1967, the company owns and manages a vertically-integrated agriculture supply chain with operations in procurement, processing, warehousing, transport, distribution and merchandising.

  • Active
  • Exited

Our investment

In 2012, we directly invested $32.5 million in ETG. At that time its turnover was $884 million. When we sold our stake in 2016, its turnover had increased to $2.8 billion.

Environmental and social aspects

CDC worked with the company, as well as other investors and lenders, to enhance the environmental and social impact of ETG's trading operations.

Key facts

Status:
Exited
Region

Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

:
Africa, East Africa
Countries:
Tanzania
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.

:
Food and agriculture
Investment type

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

:
Direct 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

:
November 2012
End date

For direct equity investments, this is the date at which CDC exited the investment.

For debt investments, this is the date at which the final debt repayment was made.

For funds, this is the date at which the fund was terminated.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date at which the fund manager exited the investment.

:
June 2016
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.

:
$32.5m
Domicile

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

:
Mauritius

Our investment

In 2012, we directly invested $32.5 million in ETG. At that time its turnover was $884 million. When we sold our stake in 2016, its turnover had increased to $2.8 billion.

Environmental and social aspects

CDC worked with the company, as well as other investors and lenders, to enhance the environmental and social impact of ETG's trading operations.

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
Countries:
Tanzania
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.

:
Food and agriculture
Investment type

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

:
Direct 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

:
December 2013
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.

:
$32.6m
Domicile

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

:
Mauritius

European Financing Partners IV

We are invested in ETG - Export Trading Group through European Financing Partners IV, which is managed by European Financing Partners. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

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, East Africa
Countries:
Tanzania
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.

:
Food and agriculture
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
European Financing Partners IV
Fund Manager:
European Financing 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

:
December 2013
Domicile

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

:
Mauritius

European Financing Partners IV

We are invested in ETG - Export Trading Group through European Financing Partners IV, which is managed by European Financing Partners. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

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, East Africa
Countries:
Tanzania
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.

:
Food and agriculture
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
European Financing Partners IV
Fund Manager:
European Financing 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

:
December 2013
Domicile

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

:
Mauritius