British International Investment

Amicus Capital Partners Private Equity I

IndiaSouth AsiaCommunications & IT servicesConsumer - HealthConsumer - other servicesFinancial servicesManufacturing

Amicus Capital Partners Fund I, which was launched in March 2015, is an Indian-focused fund, targeting investments in small businesses.

This is ACP’s maiden fund.

This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.

Our investment

Description of the investment.

In December 2016, CDC invested $25 million into Amicus Capital Partners Fund I.

The fund manager is building a portfolio of between 10 to 12 companies, and has raised a total fund size of $79 million.

The fund will make investments of $8 million to $20 million, including co-investments.

Our investment supports start-up firms in key sectors in the Indian market.

Expected impact

Expected impact of investments made between 2012 and 2018. From 2019 onwards, we have published a fuller set of impact information, assessing each investment against six dimensions of impact.

Start-up companies and entrepreneurs in India's healthcare, technology, consumer and financial services sectors have struggled to access working capital to scale up, once their business model has been proven.

By investing in these sectors, the fund manager aims to develop a business ecosystem and support sustainable development for investee companies, including helping them to maximise their use of technology.

Our investment will also attract other potential investors to the first-time fund.

In October 2017, the fund made an investment in online insurance aggregator, RenewBuy.

Environmental and social information

  • Environmental and social summary

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  • Environmental and social risk

    A risk category rating, which indicates the level of environmental and social risk associated with an investment. For an explanation of the categorisations used, see here. We consistently provide an environmental and social risk category for all investments screened from 2023 onwards.

Environmental and social summary

We work closely with the fund manager to develop and implement an ESMS.

Reporting and Complaints Mechanism

The Reporting and Complaints Mechanism allows anyone outside BII to report alleged breaches of the business integrity or environmental and social provisions of BII’s Policy on Responsible Investing. This includes breaches made by BII, a BII investee, or a portfolio company of a fund in which BII has invested. The Reporting and Complaints Mechanism Rules are available here. Reports and complaints can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by mail. See more details on our Reporting and Complaints Mechanism here.

For any other general enquiries contact us at [email protected]

  • Key facts

    Last updated

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    March 2024
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    The geographical region where the country is located. We currently invest in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and the Caribbean. In 2023, BII’s investment mandate was extended allowing it to invest in regional funds linked to Ukraine, with the majority of activity expected to begin post-war. Investments outside these regions were made prior to 2012 under previous investment mandates.

    South Asia

    We prioritise those sectors that facilitate development and need our capital the most. Our priority sectors contribute towards many of the Sustainable Development Goals. They range from investing in the power infrastructure that will provide people with better access to electricity, to investing in financial institutions that direct capital to the individuals and businesses that need it the most.

    Communications & IT services, Consumer - Health, Consumer - other services, Financial services, Manufacturing

    We provide capital in the following ways: directly – through direct equity, direct debt, guarantees and other non-intermediated financial instruments; and indirectly – principally through investment funds.

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    For direct equity investments, this is the date at which British International Investment exited the investment.

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    For funds, this is the date at which the fund was terminated.

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    Investment type :
    Start date :
    December 2016
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    Fund Manager:
    Amicus Capital Partners

    The company or investment fund’s place of incorporation.


Investments made by this fund into companies:

For further information about these companies, visit

Investment name Country Region Sector Start date Status
Aequs Ltd. India South Asia Manufacturing March 2023 Active
Altum Credo Home Finance Pvt Ltd India South Asia Financial services November 2021 Active
Awign Enterprises Private Limited India South Asia Communications & IT services September 2022 Active
Berar Finance India South Asia Financial services February 2020 Active
Capital SFB India South Asia Financial services June 2019 Active
D2C Consulting Services India South Asia Communications & IT services October 2017 Active
MoEngage India South Asia Communications & IT services December 2021 Active
Opendoors India South Asia Financial services March 2021 Active
Pep Technologies Pvt Ltd (mCaffeine) India South Asia Consumer - other services September 2020 Active
Pickrr Technologies Private Limited India South Asia Communications & IT services September 2021 Exited
Rivaara Labs Private Limited India South Asia Consumer - Health October 2022 Active
Wonderchef India South Asia Consumer - other services June 2018 Active

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