This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.
In July 2013, British International Investment committed $75 million to the Africa Development Partners II Fund. The fund makes investments which typically range from $20 million to $70 million. Our investment will provide much-needed growth capital to support the expansion of African businesses.
Despite rising foreign direct investment in the African continent, investment can still be hard to come by for many firms in the private sector.
Our investment enables the fund manager to support African companies that can benefit from strong growth – including regional expansion – in industries catering to the region’s rapidly expanding middle-class. This includes companies in the consumer goods, financial services, retail, logistics and healthcare sectors.
DPI has successfully expanded businesses out of its primary markets into less developed countries. For example, investee company Letshego, a Botswana-based financial services provider, now offers accessible consumer finance and micro-finance to consumers and businesses in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.
DPI has also finalised an investment and strategic partnership with Egypt’s leading household appliances and consumer electronics retailer, B.Tech.
Environmental and social aspects
We are working closely with the fund manager to improve its existing Environmental and Social Management System, including delivering an action plan.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
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. For funds, the sectors listed here are those the fund has invested in so far.
- Education, Financial services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, 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 manager:
- Development Partners International
- Start date
For direct investments, this is the date British International Investment committed capital to the business or project.
For funds, this is the date that British International Investment committed capital to the fund.
For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e
- July 2013
For direct investments, this is the total amount that British International Investment has committed to the business or project (it may be a combination of equity and debt).
For funds, this is the total amount that British International Investment has committed to the fund.
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
Universite Privee de Marrakech
Université Privée de Marrakech is one of Morocco's leading private universities and has grown to be one of the foremost private higher education providers. It serves over 2000 students on its 32 hectare campus located in Marrakech. It provides under-graduate, graduate and doctoral degree programmes.
|Morocco||Africa, North Africa||Education||March 2014||Active|
HomeChoice Holdings Limited
HomeChoice is South Africa's leading home-shopping retailer, selling homeware merchandise and financial services to a customer base of over 500,000 people in South Africa and neighbouring regions (including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia).
|South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Other consumer services||December 2014||Active|
ETW Holdings Limited/Eaton Venture LLP
Eaton Venture LLP manages telecommunications infrastructure and IT service management interests in Africa and the Middle East. The Group is primarily focused on providing outsourced tower ownership and maintenance services to GSM telecommunications operators across Africa.
B-Tech is the largest electronics and home applicances retailer/distributor in Egypt with over 50 stores throughout the country. It is also one of the only retailers which provide loans to creditworthy customers to buy their products.
|Egypt||Africa, North Africa||Other consumer services||June 2016||Active|
General Emballage manufactures corrugated cardboard packaging in Algeria.
|Algeria||Africa, North Africa||Manufacturing||July 2016||Active|
Egyptian German Industrial Corporate (EGIC)
Market leader in building supplies in Eygpt.
|Egypt||Africa, North Africa||Manufacturing||April 2017||Active|
Atlantique Finance Group
Atlantique Finance Group (AFG) is the holding company of the Group Banque Atlantique; a network of banks, financial institutions and services. It provides financing to individuals and corporations, and has branches in 8 countries, including Mali.
|Cote d'Ivoire||Africa, West Africa||Financial services||December 2017||Active|
Food Concepts Plc
Food Concepts is a leading Nigeria based food retailing company with holdings in the quick service restaurant sector.
|Nigeria||Africa, West Africa||Other consumer services||July 2018||Active|
|MNT Investments||Egypt||Africa, North Africa||Financial services||August 2018||Active|
|Compagnie Marocaine de Goutte a Goutte et de Pompage (CMGP)||Morocco||Africa, North Africa||Manufacturing||September 2018||Active|
|Dolidol||Morocco||Africa, North Africa||Manufacturing||October 2018||Active|
IFS (International Facilities Services)
International Facilities Services (IFS) is a leading provider of facilities management across Africa, offering management of both remote and urban sites throughout the continent. The core services include catering, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, equipment-supply and management.
|Africa||Other consumer services||January 2019||Active|