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, West 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.
- Financial services, Food and agriculture, Infrastructure
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Fund manager:
- 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
- May 2007
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|
Sierra Fishing Company
Sierra Fishing is a vertically integrated seafood business that has been operating for over 50 years. The company is Sierra Leone s largest seafood supplier and has established a network of eight fish depots across the country. It also exports to other West African countries, including Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Liberia.
|Sierra Leone||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||October 2008||Active|
Ice Ice Baby
Ice Ice Baby manufactures crushed and cubed ice for the fishing (artisanal and commercial) and consumer (beverage) segments of the Sierra Leonean market.
|Sierra Leone||Africa, West Africa||Food and agriculture||November 2008||Active|
Splash Mobile Payments
Splash is Sierra Leone s first mobile payment system, allowing you to send money to other mobile users using your phone.
|Sierra Leone||Africa, West Africa||Financial services||November 2008||Active|
Dragon Transport is based in Freetown and provides transport services to the Sierra Leonean market with a focus on the distribution of fish, ice, and other perishables. It is working to develop a national distribution and warehousing system.
|Sierra Leone||Africa, West Africa||Infrastructure||October 2009||Active|