Yes Brands Foods and Beverages Plc

Ethiopia Food and agriculture

Yes Brands is the leading manufacturer of mineral water in Ethopia. The company s products, sold under the name Yes are sourced and bottled at its manufacturing facilities near Wechecha Mountains in Sebeta, Oromia Region 25km from Addis Abab.

We are invested in Yes Brands Foods and Beverages Plc through Catalyst Fund I, which is managed by Catalyst Principal 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:
Ethiopia
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:
Catalyst Fund I
Fund Manager:
Catalyst Principal 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

:
March 2013
Domicile

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

:
Ethiopia