India (CMI)

India Financial services

CMIMC (Catalyst Microfinance Investment Management Company) invests to establish and grow greenfield microfinance operations across Africa and Asia under the ASA brand – currently in India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Ghana, and Sri Lanka. CMIMC has also invested directly in microfinance institutions in Cambodia.

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.

We are invested in India (CMI) through Catalyst Microfinance, which is managed by CMIMC. 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.

:
South Asia
Countries:
India
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.

:
Financial services
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
Catalyst Microfinance
Fund Manager:
CMIMC
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 2008