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.
- South Asia
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, 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:
- Frontier GP
- 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
- June 2009
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.
- Cayman Islands
Investments made by this fund
|Investment name||Country||Region||Sector||Start date||Status|
Agora Ltd (formerly Rahimafrooz Superstores Ltd)
Rahimafrooz is a retail supermarket chain in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
|Bangladesh||South Asia||Other consumer services||September 2009||Active|
Ananta Apparels Limited
Ananta is a consolidated operation of five garment units and a denim washing plant, producing woven, mostly denim products. Its main business line is sewing and washing trousers for both children and adults.
|Bangladesh||South Asia||Manufacturing||May 2011||Active|
Butterfly Marketing Ltd
Butterfly Marketing has 200 stores and 455 dealers retailing in white goods and consumer electronics in Bangladesh.
|Bangladesh||South Asia||Other consumer services||July 2012||Active|
Runner Automobiles Ltd
Runner Automobiles Limited manufactures motorcycles in Bangladesh. The organization has over 700 employees.
|Bangladesh||South Asia||Manufacturing||November 2013||Active|
Saltside Technologies AB
Saltside Technologies AB is a Swedish technology firm that specialises in online classifieds in emerging markets and has been operating in Bangladesh, Ghana and Sri Lanka since 2013. It launched its online classified business in Nigeria in 2015.
|Bangladesh||South Asia||Communications and IT Services||January 2015||Active|