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.
Prasanna Bus Links (or Purple Bus) is a tourism operator and local transporter in the intra-city bus transport services in 10 major cities across India. It is a pioneer in the industry by providing punctual, safe services.
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.
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- APF-I (Mauritius) Limited
- Fund Manager:
- Ambit Pragma Ventures
- 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
- July 2009
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.