This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.
We have now exited this investment. This is what we achieved.
In December 2014, we signed a risk-sharing agreement with Standard Chartered Bank to support new working capital lending of up to $50 million ($25 million each) to businesses in Sierra Leone in the wake of the Ebola crisis.
We ended the facility in 2016 when the crisis had been brought under control. By this point a total of $12.9 million had cumulatively been drawn by multiple clients to support their operations during the period.
In December 2014, CDC and Standard Chartered signed a risk participation agreement to support new working capital lending of up to $50million ($25 million each) to businesses in Sierra Leone in the wake of the Ebola crisis.
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.
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When the last quarterly update of the website database occurred.
- October 2023
- Project number
An identifier number shared by investments in the same project.
The current status of the investment (green flag for active and red flag for exited).
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.
- West Africa
The countries from which we derive the value of our investment. Where value is derived from multiple countries, this is indicated.
- Sierra Leone
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.
- Financial services
- Investment type :
- Start date :
- December 2014
- End date :
- April 2016
- Amount :
- Currency of investment :
The company or investment fund’s place of incorporation.
- United Kingdom
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.
For direct investments and fund investments, this is the date BII committed capital to the investments. This is typically the date on which legal agreements are signed by all parties.
For the portfolio companies of our fund investments, this is the date (either the month or the quarter) on which the fund committed capital to the portfolio company.
For direct equity investments, this is the date at which British International Investment exited the investment.
For debt investments, this is the date at which the final debt repayment was made.
For funds, this is the date at which the fund was terminated.
For underlying fund investments, this is the date at which the fund manager exited the investment.
The total amount committed, per financial instrument, per investment, on the date BII becomes subject to a binding legal obligation to provide funding or assume a contingent liability. This information is provided in US dollars.
For direct investments, this is the amount that BII has committed to the business or project. For fund investments, this is the amount BII has committed to the fund.
The currency in which the investment was made.
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