This investment was made when British International Investment was named CDC Group.
Yes Brands is the leading manufacturer of mineral water in Ethopia. The company s products, sold under the name Yes are sourced and bottled at its manufacturing facilities near Wechecha Mountains in Sebeta, Oromia Region 25km from Addis Abab.
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
- Catalyst Fund I
- Fund Manager:
- Catalyst Principal Partners
- 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
- March 2013
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.