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.
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.
- Communications and IT Services, Financial services, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Others
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Fund manager:
- ECP Africa
- 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 2005
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|
Spencon is an East African civil engineering and construction group that provides construction and engineering services for construction of buildings, roads and bridges, power, transmission and water supply infrastructure. The company has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
|Tanzania||Africa, East Africa||Infrastructure||June 2006||Active|
Cellcom Telecommunications Ltd
Cellcom provides a variety of communication products and services in Liberia. This includes fixed mobile services and fax and data for private and public entities.
|Liberia||Africa, West Africa||Communications and IT Services||December 2007||Active|
Blue Financial Services
Blue Financial Services is a leading microfinance provider operating across 13 African countries.
|South Africa||Africa, Southern Africa||Financial services||January 2008||Active|
Planor Capital International (“PCI”)
Planor Capital manages a leading telecommunications company investment in Côte d Ivoire.
|Cote d'Ivoire||Africa, West Africa||Communications and IT Services||September 2008||Active|