This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.
Masria Cards (Masria or MasriaEgypt) has roots dating back to 1985 with its operations in card manufacturing and has produced over 100 million cards. Today, Masria is a leader in the Egyptian and African smart and payment card production and personalisation sector with the largest market share (over 75 per cent) in its home market, Egypt, and clients in more than 34 countries across Africa. It has a client base of more than 121 banks across the continent.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
- Africa, North 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.
- Financial services
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Maghreb Private Equity Fund IV
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- 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 2019
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.