e4 Newco

South Africa Communications and IT Services

e4 is the parent company of a South African-based group that has developed a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to host a number of secure document and transaction portals, which in turn enable seamless contracting and transacting across a number of industry verticals in the financial services sector.

We are invested in e4 Newco through Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund, which is managed by Convergence. 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, Southern Africa
Countries:
South Africa
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.

:
Communications and IT Services
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund
Fund Manager:
Convergence
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

:
April 2016