This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.
Origin Water is the only mineral water producer in Ethiopia. The company produces different sized bottles of mineral water and distributes the products to a diversified customer base across Ethiopia.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
- Africa, East 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.
- Food and agriculture
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- SGI Ethiopia Growth and Transformation Fund
- Fund Manager:
- Schulze Global Ethiopia 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
- May 2016
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.