Wakanow.com

Nigeria Other consumer services

Wakanow.com Limited is the leading online travel company in Nigeria, offering services for flights, hotels, visa and tour packages. The company has a robust technology platform which is integrated into banking, payment and mobile applications and also has offline travel centres in strategic locations.. It also has operations in Ghana and Mauritius.

We are invested in Wakanow.com through Capital Alliance Private Equity III (CAPE III), which is managed by African Capital Alliance. 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, West Africa
Countries:
Nigeria
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.

:
Other consumer services
Investment type

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

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
Capital Alliance Private Equity III (CAPE III)
Fund Manager:
African Capital Alliance
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

:
August 2014
Domicile

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

:
Nigeria