This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group. It was also was made under a previous strategy. We disclose information on all our current investments, but narrative information on our pre-2012 investments, when we introduced a new strategy, may be limited.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
- Africa, East Africa
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.
- Business services, Financial services, Food and agriculture, Health, 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:
- Catalyst Principal Partners
- 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
- December 2010
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|
Chemi & Cotex Industries Ltd
Chemi & Cotex is a leading manufacturer and distributor of oral and personal care products in Tanzania.
|Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Manufacturing||February 2011||Active|
Chai Bora is a leading ISO certified manufacturer of Tanzanian consumer tea brands with product categories including blends, tea packs and herbal infusions (organic certified).
|Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Food and agriculture||December 2012||Active|
Yes Brands Foods and Beverages Plc
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.
|Ethiopia||Africa, East Africa||Food and agriculture||March 2013||Active|
EFFCO is a medium-sized equipment rental company providing plant hire services
|Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Business services||December 2013||Active|
Orbit Chemicals (Stellar Holdings)
A leading regional manufacturer of soaps, detergents, chemicals and cleaning solutions based in Nairobi, Kenya.
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Manufacturing||October 2015||Active|
Zenufa Laboratories Limited
Zenufa is the second largest manufacturer of pharmaceutical generics in Tanzania. The company was established in 1995 as an importer of pharmaceutical brands.
|Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Health||August 2016||Active|
Kensta is eastern Africa’s largest paper merchandiser and a leading supplier of print and digital solutions. The paper and print division provides an end-to-end solution of the print process – products, machinery, technology and logistical support. Recently set up subsidiaries provide ink, rubber rollers and printer equipment. The digital communication division provides integrated and constructive
|Kenya||Africa, East Africa||Manufacturing||October 2016||Active|