|Actis celebrates success of Ugandan bank sale|
|03 May 2013|
Actis today welcomed the news of CDC's partial exit from Ugandan bank DFCU.
|Actis appoints Mourad Cherif as Senior Advisor in Morocco|
|19 March 2013|
Accomplished business leader appointed to advise Actis; demonstrating Actis's commitment to working with the citizens of Morocco.
|Actis reaches agreement with Veolia|
|08 March 2013|
Actis has signed an agreement to purchase Redal and Amendis in Morocco. The transaction is now subject to formal approval from the Moroccan authorities.
|Actis recognised as the foremost investor in Africa and frontier markets|
|01 March 2013|
Actis scoops three awards in recognition of its work in the emerging markets.
|Actis boosts Latin American team with appointment of Sergio Brandao|
|19 February 2013|
New Director in the Energy team joins Actis, based in São Paulo.
|Actis expands senior team in South East Asia|
|30 January 2013|
Arjun Oberoi joins as global head of healthcare; Ivy Santoso joins as country head for Indonesia.
|Actis makes healthcare investment in China|
|09 January 2013|
Actis builds on its healthcare experience in India with an investment in Nanjing Micro-Tech; the largest local player in the Chinese endoscopy consumable sector.
|Actis exits Xiabu Xiabu|
|13 December 2012|
Chinese hot pot restaurant chain sold following several years of strong growth.
|Actis concludes partial exit from XP Investimentos|
|05 December 2012|
Partial realisation from Brazilian brokerage firm unlocks significant value for Actis.
|Umeme starts trading after successful IPO|
|30 November 2012|
Shares in Uganda's electricity distributor were oversubscribed by 37%.
|Actis promotes Adiba Anyaoku Ighodaro to Partner|
|20 November 2012|
Actis names new partner in investor development group
|Actis backs first phase of South Africa’s renewables programme|
|13 November 2012|
Actis, today confirmed an important step forward in the construction of three renewable energy projects in South Africa, with the signing of key financing and government agreements.
|Actis portfolio company Umeme closes partial IPO|
|12 November 2012|
Umeme IPO more than 35% oversubscribed due to strong East African institutional demand
|Côte d’Ivoire power plant expansion begins|
|22 October 2012|
Actis portfolio company, Globeleq, has completed a financing agreement for the 139MW expansion of Azito, its 288MW power plant near Abidjan.
|Actis raises US$278m for real estate in Africa|
|09 October 2012|
New fund confirms Actis as largest private equity real estate investor on the continent.
|Actis invests US$32m in Sri Lankan hospital group|
|01 October 2012|
Actis invests US$32m in the Asiri Group, Sri Lanka's premium private hospital group.
|Actis invests in Chinese casual dining chain Bellagio|
|25 September 2012|
Actis builds on its extensive experience in the restaurant sector with an investment in this popular provider of Taiwanese-style dishes.
|Actis named best real estate developer in Africa by Euromoney|
|20 September 2012|
Actis has been named “Best Developer in Africa” by international finance magazine Euromoney, in the 8th annual global Euromoney Real Estate Survey.
|Actis welcomes two new Directors in Asia|
|12 September 2012|
Danny Koh joins the Singapore team; Max Lin joins the Beijing team.
|Actis makes first investment from new fund|
|11 September 2012|
Actis invests $US68m in CNA, an English language provider based in Brazil.
|Actis strengthens Value Creation Group with appointment of James Smith|
|04 September 2012|
James will be based in Actis's Johannesburg office and will work with portfolio companies across Africa.
|Actis backs AGS with US$40m investment|
|21 August 2012|
Actis builds on its experience in the payments processing sector with an investment in India's leading ATM outsourcing and payments company.
|Actis exits Poulina|
|15 August 2012|
Actis has confirmed the sale of its shareholding in Tunisian conglomerate Poulina.
|Actis exits Banque Commerciale du Rwanda|
|18 July 2012|
Actis sells its 80% interest in Rwanda's second largest bank.
|Actis invests in Nairobi’s largest shopping destination|
|05 July 2012|
Actis today confirmed its latest real estate investment: Garden City, a 32-acre mixed use development on Nairobi’s Thika Highway.
|Actis exits Accra Mall|
|23 May 2012|
Actis sells its stake in Ghana's first and only A-grade shopping and leisure centre.
|Actis buys 40% shareholding from UK Government|
|01 May 2012|
Transaction means Actis is now 100% owned by partners and staff.
|Actis wins Deal of the Year for Tracker buyout|
|01 March 2012|
The US$434m Tracker buy-out effected by pan-emerging markets investor Actis has been named the Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year.
|Savcio sold to ACTOM|
|13 February 2012|
Savcio and ACTOM together will create a highly synergistic full service electrical-mechanical engineering business.
|Actis launches Energy Impact Model|
|07 February 2012|
Forum for the Future endorses private equity firm’s approach
|Actis invests US$102 million in leading Brazilian university|
|23 January 2012|
Actis makes its fourth investment in Brazil in the education sector.
|Actis names three new partners|
|19 January 2012|
Actis, the pan-emerging market private equity investor has announced the promotion of three Directors to Partner - David Grylls and Nick Luckock in London, and Natalie Kolbe in Johannesburg.
|Actis buys a US$71 million stake in Endurance, one of India’s largest privately held auto component manufacturers|
|22 December 2011|
Actis's investment in Endurance Technologies Limited (“Endurance”), a leading Indian auto component manufacturer, emphasises its deep understanding of the Indian automotive industry.
|Actis celebrates the opening of the US$100m Ikeja City Mall in Lagos|
|14 December 2011|
Actis follows up on its successful development of The Palms shopping mall in Lagos with Ikeja City Mall, a brand new leisure and retail development designed to restore Ikeja to its traditional status as the retail hub of the city.
|Actis wins two awards from AVCJ|
|02 December 2011|
Actis has been named Indian Private Equity Firm of the Year and its Paras exit has been awarded Indian Private Equity Exit of the Year at the AVCJ Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Awards in Mumbai.
|Expansion of Côte d’Ivoire power plant|
|18 October 2011|
Azito plant capacity to increase by 50%.
|Actis leads US$434m buy-out of Tracker|
|03 October 2011|
Tracker is South Africa's largest vehicle tracking company, achieving more recoveries and more arrests than any other tracking company in Africa
|Actis boosts value addition capabilities in China|
|29 September 2011|
Actis announces two senior appointments to its Beijing based team. Chester Fong will take up a role as Senior Advisor to the Consumer team and Angus Or has joined as a Director in Actis’s Value Creation Group.
|Actis appoints Vincent Low as Director in its Singapore office|
|01 September 2011|
Value Creation Group specialist appointed in South-East Asia.
|Actis’s payment platform EMPH acquires Visa Jordan Card Services for US$87 million|
|15 August 2011|
Actis acquires Visa Jordan Card Services Company (VJCS), Jordan’s largest merchant acquirer and effectively national ATM switch for US$87 million.
|Actis exits Asia Books|
|18 July 2011|
Actis's sale of Asia Books to Berli Jucker marks the culmination of a five year investment in the company.
|Joe Sinyor appointed as head of Value Creation Group|
|19 June 2011|
Actis has appointed Joe Sinyor as a partner and head of the firm’s Value Creation Group. Joe will be working closely with Actis’s portfolio companies to add value by driving operational and strategic improvements.
|Actis acquires majority stake in Guatemala’s largest electricity network from Gas Natural Fenosa|
|20 May 2011|
Actis invests in Guatemala with acquisition of a group of companies dedicated to the transportation and supply of electricity to 1.4m customers in 20 of the country's 22 departments.
|Actis scoops double award win|
|28 February 2011|
Actis has been voted African Private Equity Firm of the Year for the fourth year in a row as well as Latin American Private Equity Firm of the Year.
|Marc Nahum joins Actis Investor Development Group|
|18 January 2011|
Actis has announced that Marc Nahum has joined its Investor Development Group as Distribution Director for Europe and the Middle East, based in London. The Investor Development Group, led by Actis Partner Jonathon Bond, manages relations with Actis’s 118 investors, as well as potential new partners.
|Actis and GIC back GVK Energy with US$154m investment|
|16 December 2010|
Actis strengthens its commitment to India's infrastructure sector.
|Reckitt Benckiser agrees to acquire Paras|
|13 December 2010|
Actis exits leading Indian personal care company, Paras.
|Actis names new partners|
|01 December 2010|
Sanjiv Aggarwal, Shomik Mukherjee, Tao Sun and Dong Zhong are promoted to the Actis partnership.
|Actis invests US$58million in XP Investimentos, Brazil’s largest independent brokerage firm|
|26 November 2010|
Actis announces third deal in Brazil in three months.
|Actis invests US$53m in Brazilian cleaning products group Gtex|
|12 November 2010|
Actis makes its second investment in the Brazilian consumer space.
|Actis harnesses Honduran wind power|
|08 November 2010|
Cerro de Hula wind energy plant reaches financial close: providing renewable energy to Central America.
|Actis invests in BPO and IT service provider|
|08 November 2010|
Actis backs The ConJoin Group in its acquisition of PHNS, a leading provider of healthcare IT and business services.Actis invests in BPO and IT service provider
|Actis increases its investment in West African power plant|
|01 November 2010|
Portfolio company Globeleq acquires a majority interest in the Azito gas-fired power plant near Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire
|Actis wins inward investor award into Nigeria|
|29 October 2010|
Actis is named foremost UK inward investor into Nigeria by the trade and investment arm of the British High Commission.
|Actis sells Inpac International to Stora Enso|
|28 October 2010|
Actis announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its 30% interest in Inpac International (Inpac), a premier printed paper packaging manufacturer in China (PPP), to Stora Enso, a global paper, packaging and wood products company.2
|Actis sells control stake in Ceylon Oxygen to The Linde Group|
|16 October 2010|
Actis has sold its 95% stake in Ceylon Oxygen to world leading gases and engineering company, The Linde Group.
|Actis wins African Banker Magazine's Private Equity Firm of the Year award|
|08 October 2010|
Actis's award win is announced at the annual 'African Banker' awards held in Washington D.C.
|Actis acquires Vlisco Group|
|08 October 2010|
Actis pays US$151 million for 100% control of fashion fabric business Vlisco Group.
|Actis makes first investment in Brazil|
|03 October 2010|
Actis invests US$58 million in supermarket chain Companhia Sulamericana de Distribuição in inaugural Brazilian investment.
|Actis completes 100% Management Buy-Out of Mediterranean Smart Cards Company in Egypt|
|27 July 2010|
Actis announces the 100% management buy-out (‘MBO’) of Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (‘MSCC’), the premium electronic payment processor in Africa.
|Actis appoints Amanda Jean-Baptiste to the Real Estate team|
|16 June 2010|
Actis has announced the appointment of Amanda Jean-Baptiste as a Director in the Real Estate Group. Amanda will be working on deal origination with a focus on pan-Africa, reporting to David Morley, Head of Real Estate. Amanda is based in the Actis London office.
|Actis wins private equity awards: African Infrastructure Fund Manager of the Year and Private Equity Manager of the Year, Africa|
|16 June 2010|
Actis is pleased to announce it has been named both the '2009 Private Equity Manager of the Year, Africa' and the '2009 African Infrastructure Fund Manager of the Year' by Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor respectively. The awards recognise overall achievement in the calendar year 2009 and are voted for by the industry in a global poll of the magazines' readers.
|Ground breaking at Actis’s US$100m Ikeja City Mall site|
|08 June 2010|
A ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction work on a new leisure and retail centre for Lagos.
|Actis and KS Energy announce the launch of KS Distribution|
|06 May 2010|
Actis invests US$104m in KS Distribution which aims to create Asia's largest oil & gas and marine products distribution business.
|Tata and Actis to invest US$200m in Indian road projects|
|29 April 2010|
Actis has agreed to invest US$78 million in a joint venture with the Tata Group to upgrade, operate and toll existing Indian roads and highways.
|Actis appoints Mahesh Chhabria as Partner in Mumbai|
|01 April 2010|
Mahesh Chhabria joins as a Partner and member of the global consumer sector team, based in the Mumbai office.
|Actis announces investment in US$100m mall in Nigeria|
|29 March 2010|
Actis has entered into a partnership with Paragon Holdings Limited and Rand Merchant Bank of South Africa to build a world class shopping mall in Ikeja, Lagos.
|Actis appoints Lionel Soh as Director in its Singapore office|
|22 March 2010|
Actis has announced the appointment of Lionel Soh as Director, based in the firm’s Singapore office.
|Actis sells stake in Regal Forest to Liverpool|
|17 March 2010|
Actis announced today that it has sold its 30% stake in Regal Forest Holding Co. Ltd (RFH), the leading retailer of Durable Consumer Goods (DCG) in Central America and the English-speaking Caribbean, to Operadora Liverpool S.A de C.V, a subsidiary of the leading Mexican Department Store operator El Puerto de Liverpool (LIVEPOL).
|Actis invests US$50m in Integreon|
|16 February 2010|
Actis announced today that it has invested US$50 million to acquire a substantial minority stake in Integreon, the leading global provider of legal support, research and business services to law firms, financial institutions and corporations.
|Mo'men moves to second phase of IPO plans after Actis exit|
|09 February 2010|
Mo'men Group, Egypt's leading independent food group, has announced the successful completion of the first phase of its plan to list on the Egyptian Stock Exchange after a productive two year engagement with Actis.
|Actis appoints Nick Luckock|
|13 January 2010|
Actis has announced the appointment of Nick Luckock as a Director in the Financial Services Group.
|Actis raises US$750m for investment in Infrastructure across the emerging markets|
|06 October 2009|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, today announced that it has successfully held a final close on its US$750m Actis Infrastructure 2 fund. This pan-emerging markets fund will focus principally on opportunities in power generation and transport.
|Actis appoints Adam Turtle|
|20 August 2009|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Adam Turtle to the new role of Director, Investor Relations and Project Management.
|Actis appoints Mr. Jiansheng Wang|
|11 August 2009|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, announces a key appointment to further strengthen its presence in China. Mr. Jiansheng Wang joins Actis as a Partner based in the firm’s Beijing office, with immediate effect.
|Actis to invest US$244m in Egypt’s Commercial International Bank to become largest single shareholder|
|08 July 2009|
Actis, an emerging markets private equity specialist, is pleased to announce today that it has executed an agreement to invest US$244 million to acquire shares in Commercial International Bank, the leading bank in Egypt. Actis is acquiring 50% of the stake held by the consortium led by Ripplewood Holdings. The transaction makes Actis the largest single investor in CIB.
|Actis appoints Ngozi Edozien as Head of West Africa|
|01 July 2009|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has appointed Ngozi Edozien as the new Head of West Africa.
|Actis wins global recognition for achievements in private equity in 2008|
|02 March 2009|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has won three industry awards and 2 deal of the year titles in recognition of its achievements across two of its key markets in 2008.
|Actis raises US$2.9 billion for investment across the emerging markets|
|01 December 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, today announced that it has successfully closed its US$2.9 billion private equity fund, Actis Emerging Markets 3 (AEM3), exceeding its target of US$2.5 billion. This is one of the largest dedicated emerging markets private equity funds closed this year and doubles the amount raised by Actis in 2004.
|Actis invests in leading Hot pot chain, Xiabu Xiabu, completing their recent hat-trick of transactions in the Chinese consumer sector|
|11 November 2008|
Actis invests in leading Hot pot chain, Xiabu Xiabu, completing their recent hat-trick of transactions in the Chinese consumer sector
|Actis awarded Africa venture capital deal of the year 2008|
|05 November 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, together with Old Mutual Investment Group, has won the Africa Investor magazine's Venture Capital Deal of the Year 2008 for the US$700 million (ZAR5.16 billion) acquisition of Alstom South Africa, a major electrical engineering, manufacturing, distribution and contracting business.
|Actis invests in Ambow, China's leading education service provider|
|21 October 2008|
Actis invests in Ambow, China's leading education service provider
|Actis announces investment in China's 7 Days Inn Group|
|16 October 2008|
Actis announces investment in China's 7 Days Inn Group
|Actis leads the way with another Malaysian Buy Out.|
|01 September 2008|
Actis announced it has supported the management buyout of Teknicast, one of Malaysia’s leading manufacturers of aluminium die-casting products.
|Actis announces its investment in Poulina Group Holding, the leading private Tunisian conglomerate.|
|21 August 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, Actis announces its investment in Poulina Group Holding, the leading private Tunisian conglomerate - a signal of Actis's confidence for the prospects for the Maghreb region.
|Actis Consortium acquires Alstom South Africa|
|05 August 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, announced today that it has formed a consortium to acquire Alstom South Africa, a major electrical engineering, manufacturing, distribution and contracting business, for US$700 million (ZAR 5.16 billion).
|Actis announces a significant investment in Mo'men, a leading Egyptian consumer business|
|30 July 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has completed a deal to invest US$48.5 million in Mo'men Group for Foods S.A.E, one of Egypt's leading food businesses
|Actis successfully concludes divestments from two Nigerian companies, UAC and Starcomms|
|22 July 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, announces developments to two of its investments in Nigeria
|Actis consolidates pioneering role in African real estate with the official launch of the Accra Mall|
|04 July 2008|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, celebrates its investment in Ghana's first shopping mall today as the US$36 million Accra Mall is officially launched by His Excellency, John Agyekum Kufuor, President of Ghana.
|Actis announces debut investment in Indian real estate sector|
|11 June 2008|
Actis announces debut investment in Indian real estate sector’s existing risk management capabilities, assist with larger deal sourcing and debt financing and provide ongoing portfolio management support
|Actis sells stake in silicon wafer supplier to Suntech|
|27 May 2008|
Actis sells stake in silicon wafer supplier to Suntech
|Actis strengthens global infrastructure business with the appointment of three new directors|
|07 May 2008|
Actis strengthens global infrastructure business with the appointment of three new directors
|Actis announces appointment of Chris Coles|
|03 April 2008|
Actis has announced the appointment of Chris Coles to enhance the firm’s existing risk management capabilities, assist with larger deal sourcing and debt financing and provide ongoing portfolio management support
|Actis wins African private equity firm of the year 2007|
|17 March 2008|
Actis has won African Private Equity Firm of the Year 2007 in Private Equity International magazine’s annual awards.
|Actis exits El-Rashidi El-Mizan|
|12 December 2007|
Actis has sold its stake in El-Rashidi El-Mizan Confectionary Company (REM) as part of a successful sale of 100% of REM.
|Actis sells its ownership in The Palms shopping centre to its Nigerian partner|
|12 December 2007|
Actis announced this week that it has realised its investment in The Palms Mall in Lagos, the ground-breaking shopping centre development in Nigeria.
|Actis completes sale of Globeleq Ltd and formation of power development company|
|22 November 2007|
Actis announced today the completion of the sale of Globeleq Ltd, including its operating power businesses in North Africa and Asia.
|Actis invests in Asia Pacific Exploration Consolidated LP (APEC)|
|26 October 2007|
Actis invests in Asia Pacific Exploration Consolidated LP (APEC)
|Actis invests in global provider of information management solutions, LMKR|
|10 October 2007|
Actis invests in global provider of information management solutions, LMKR
|Actis strengthens China team with appointment of new head|
|06 September 2007|
Actis has announced the appointment of Lim Meng Ann as Partner to head up Actis's operations in China.
|Actis and Standard Chartered Private Equity have realised their investment in Unza following the acquisition of Unza by Wipro for US$246m.|
|09 August 2007|
Actis and Standard Chartered Private Equity realise their investment in South East Asia's leading personal care company following the acquisition of Unza by India's Wipro.
|Actis has supported the 100% management buyout of Mivan Far East from Mivan, a European construction business.|
|09 August 2007|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has supported the 100% management buyout of Mivan Far East, which is headquartered in Malaysia, from Mivan, a European construction business.
|Actis and Helios exit Flamingo Holdings|
|08 August 2007|
Actis and Helios Investment Partners have sold their respective minority shareholdings in Flamingo Holdings to James Finlay.
|Actis acquires a majority stake in Nigeria's Mouka Limited, and new Chairman and CEO appointed|
|03 August 2007|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Mouka, manufacturers of the leading foam products brand "Mouka Foam".
|Actis has purchased South Africa's Fuel Logistics Group in a secondary buyout|
|03 July 2007|
Actis has purchased South Africa's Fuel Logistics Group, a supply chain and logistics services group, in a secondary buyout.
|Actis announced today that it has acquired a 70% stake in Sinai Marble|
|21 June 2007|
Sinai Marble is an integrated marble producer and, with exports to over 40 countries, is one of Egypt's leading marble exporters.
|Actis invests US$134m in one of Nigeria's leading banks - Diamond Bank|
|11 June 2007|
Actis invests US$134 million in one of Nigeria's leading banks - Diamond Bank.
|Actis sells power assets in Latin America, North Africa and Asia|
|28 May 2007|
Actis announced today that it has reached agreements to sell operating power businesses in Latin America, North Africa and Asia.
|US$82m growth capital investment in China's Shunda|
|08 May 2007|
US$82 million growth capital investment in China's Shunda
|US$370m LBO of Courts Plc by Regal Forest|
|15 February 2007|
US$370 million LBO of Courts Plc by Regal Forest
|Actis invests in Kenyan Grain Bulk Handlers Limited|
|05 February 2007|
Actis invests in Kenyan Grain Bulk Handlers Limited
|Actis deepens sector strength with oil and gas expertise|
|31 January 2007|
Meb Somani joins Actis as head of oil and gas.
|Appointment of Chanakya Chakravarti|
|31 January 2007|
MChanakya Chakravarti joins Actis real estate team.
|Actis leads US$73m growth capital investment in China's Taizinai|
|05 January 2007|
Actis has invested US$40 million in the TaizinaiGroup (Taizinai), one of the largest lactobacillus drink manufacturers in China
|Actis-backed BCR wins Bank of the Year Award 2006, Rwanda|
|04 December 2006|
Leading financial services institution, BCR, has been named Bank of the Year 2006, Rwanda in The Banker Magazine's annual awards.
|Actis invests US$65m in India's Nilgiri's group|
|11 November 2006|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has invested US$65 million in the Nilgiri's group.
|Actis raises US$130m for investment in South East Asia|
|27 September 2006|
Actis is pleased to announce that it has achieved a final close for the US$130 million Actis ASEAN Fund.
|Actis acquires controlling stake in Ceylon Oxygen|
|26 September 2006|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has acquired a 71% stake in Ceylon Oxygen Limited from Yara International ASA.
|Actis to invest in Paras Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|07 September 2006|
Actis to invest in Paras Pharmaceuticals Ltd - US$42 million to fund the expansion of a leading OTC healthcare and personal care business in India.
|Actis continues African mining success with Platmin IPO on London's AIM and Canada's TSX|
|10 August 2006|
Actis's track record in supporting mining sector businesses in emerging markets was further strengthened with the successful raising of CAD$45.5m as part of Platmin's, one of its portfolio companies, IPO.
|Simon Harford appointed as head of Actis in West Africa|
|14 July 2006|
Actis, the leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Simon Harford as head of the West Africa region, based in Lagos. He succeeds Hywel Rees-Jones who will take on a new role in London.
|Actis to invest in Sterling, one of India's leading hospital chains|
|07 July 2006|
Actis is to invest US$15.5 million of growth capital to fund the expansion of Add Life Medical Institute Limited, which operates under the Sterling brand and is one of the leading hospital groups in Gujarat, India.
|Actis ramps up sector expertise|
|03 July 2006|
Actis has significantly strengthened its sector expertise with the appointment of Mark Richards to provide leadership in the financial services sector.
|Actis takes the next exit from the N4 toll road|
|16 May 2006|
Actis has sold its 26.9% stake in the South African toll road concession company, Trans African Concessions.
|Actis successfully exits its investment in Kenyan Grain Bulk Handlers|
|16 January 2006|
Actis has successfully exited its investment in Grain Bulk Handlers Limited, a state of the art integrated grain and fertiliser terminal at Mombasa Port in Kenya.
|Actis makes its first investment in Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|07 November 2005|
Actis has announced an investment of US$11.1 million in Banro Corporation, a junior gold exploration company focused on the development of four advanced stage gold projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
|Actis exits its investment in Pacific Rim Palm Oil Limited (PRPOL)|
|01 November 2005|
Actis has sold PRPOL, on behalf of CDC to Cargill and Temasek Holdings.
|Actis raises US$475m for South Asia investment|
|07 September 2005|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, is pleased to announce that it has raised US$475 million for investment in South Asia through its India Fund 2 and South Asia Fund 2.
|Actis and Comafin sell 37.5% stake in Protea to a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) consortium|
|05 July 2005|
Actis and Comafin have jointly sold their 37.5% stake in Protea to a BEE consortium. Actis and Comafin, which achieved a dollar return of in excess of 20%, have been shareholders since 1999.
|Private equity consortium in billion Rand deal with Delta Electrical|
|09 June 2005|
Delta Electrical today announced that it has reached an agreement for the disposal of two of its divisions to an equity consortium, including Actis.
|Actis appoints Sir Peter Bonfield and Keki Dadiseth as Non-Executive Directors|
|20 April 2005|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, today announces that Sir Peter Bonfield and Keki Dadiseth have joined the Supervisory Board of Actis.
|Actis investment cornerstones C$66 milllion pre-IPO round by north African oil & gas company - Candax Energy Inc|
|18 April 2005|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has announced an investment of C$30 million in Candax Energy Inc, an oil and gas exploration and production company concentrating on north Africa.
|Actis invests US$12m growth capital in heat exchanger manufacturer, TEMA India LTD|
|06 April 2005|
Actis invests US$12 million growth capital in heat exchanger manufacturer, TEMA India LTD
|Actis to sell stake in African Teleco Celtel|
|29 March 2005|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, is to exit its investment in Celtel, the company that provides mainly cellular network services across Sub-Saharan Africa
|Actis invests US$17.8m growth capital in new Indian automotive components company - AVTEC LTD|
|28 February 2005|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, announced an investment of US$17.8 million to acquire a 30% holding in AVTEC Ltd, a new company created to take over the auto components business of Hindustan Motors.
|Actis invests US$25m in one of Nigeria's largest conglomerates - UAC of Nigeria plc|
|28 February 2005|
Actis invests US$25 million in one of Nigeria's largest conglomerates - UAC of Nigeria plc
|Nampak sells Peters Papers to Actis in a US$42m BEE deal with Izingwe Capital|
|16 February 2005|
Nampak sells Peters Papers to Actis in a US$42 million BEE deal with Izingwe Capital
|Actis and the AIG African Infrastructure Fund invest US$43.2m to acquire major stake in Starcomms, Nigeria's leading fixed wireless telecom operator|
|17 January 2005|
Actis and the AIG African Infrastructure Fund (AAIF) managed by Emerging Markets Partnership (EMP) have invested US$43.2 million to acquire a major stake in Starcomms, Nigeria's leading fixed wireless telecom operator.
|Actis wins fDi award for Palms investment in Nigeria|
|10 January 2005|
Actis has won Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) magazine's award for investment in Africa in 2004 for its $40m investment in the development of the Palms shopping centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
|Actis invests US$12m in YuHua TelTech, one of China's leading mobile phone design houses|
|20 December 2004|
Actis, the leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has made another investment in China with a US$12 million stake in YuHua TelTech Ltd (YuHua), one of the leading mobile phone design houses in China.
|Actis wins award for pan African venture capital deal of the year 2004|
|10 December 2004|
|Actis appoints new heads of office in Nigeria and Egypt|
|12 October 2004|
Hywel Rees-Jones appointed as head of Actis's Nigerian office, based in Lagos and Andrew Brown takes over as head of Actis's Egyptian office, based in Cairo.
|Actis raises US$60m Malaysia Fund|
|05 October 2004|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has announced that it has raised US$60m in its first closure of the Actis Malaysia Fund LP
|Actis appoints Sir Tim Lankester and Paul Collins as Non-Executive Directors|
|21 September 2004|
Actis appoints Sir Tim Lankester and Paul Collins as Non-Executive Directors; Peter Smitham will succeed Lord Cairns as Chairman at year-end.
|Actis invests US$10m in China Wolfberry Holding Company|
|21 September 2004|
Actis, a leading independent private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has made a US$10m investment in China Wolfberry Holding Company
|Actis takes 80% stake in first Rwandan financial institution privatisation|
|17 September 2004|
Actis, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets, has taken an 80 per cent stake in Banque Commerciale du Rwanda (BCR).
|Actis invests US$11.3m into MBO of South East Asia's largest independent personal care business|
|20 August 2004|
Actis invests US$11.3m into MBO of South East Asia's largest independent personal care business
|Actis invests in Nigeria's first, modern shopping centre|
|21 June 2004|
Actis is to invest in the US$40 million development of a new shopping centre in Lagos. The investment will be made through a joint venture company, Persianas Properties Limited.
|Actis selected to co-manage Cdn$200M Canada Investment Fund for Africa|
|12 May 2004|
Following a competitive selection process, Actis, in conjunction with IFPT Management (IMI), an emerging market fund manager for Canadian pension plans, today announced that it has been selected to manage the Cdn$200m Canada Investment Fund for Africa.
|Actis wins award for best emerging markets deal of the year|
|31 March 2004|
Actis has won the award for Emerging Markets Deal of the Year in the annual Acquisitions Monthly M & A awards 2004.
|Actis invests in leading Chinese telecoms business|
|16 February 2004|
Actis, a leading, independent private equity investor in emerging markets, today announced its investment of US$12 million in Shenzhen Powercom (Powercom), one of the market leaders in radio frequency (RF) technology.
|Launch of new brand for leading private equity provider - Actis to raise funds under management in emerging markets from US$2.5 billion to US$3.0 billion|
|12 February 2004|
Actis aims to become the leading private equity investor in emerging markets, following its official launch today.
|CDC Capital Partners ups its stake in the N4 Maputo Corridor Toll Road|
|30 January 2004|
CDC Capital Partners (CDC), a leading risk capital investor in emerging markets, has acquired a further 11.6% interest in the South African toll road concession company, Trans African Concessions (TRAC).
|CDC provides funding for Algeria's largest mobile telecommunications company|
|19 January 2004|
CDC Capital Partners (CDC), a leading risk capital investor in emerging markets, has provided US$26 million to complete the permanent capital structure of Orascom Telecom Algeria (OTA).
|CDC restructured to accelerate investment in developing economies|
|08 January 2004|
The Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn MP, today announced the detailed arrangements for the restructuring of CDC Capital Partners, adopting an innovative approach to stimulate private sector growth in developing countries.
|Nkosana Moyo joins CDC Capital Partners as Head of Africa|
|12 December 2003|
Nkosana Moyo has been appointed by CDC Capital Partners as its new Head of Africa.
|CDC invests US$5m in South African Junior Platinum Exploration & Mining House|
|13 November 2003|
CDC Capital Partners has invested US$5 million in Platmin Ltd - a platinum exploration and mining company operating in South Africa.
|CDC buys a 14% stake in Flamingo Holdings, a fully integrated horticultural business|
|22 May 2003|
CDC Capital Partners (CDC), a leading risk capital investor in emerging markets, has purchased 14% of Flamingo Holdings - a vertically integrated horticultural business involved in the growing, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of cut flowers and fresh vegetables.
|CDC takes controlling stake in DFCU - Uganda's largest local financial group|
|06 May 2003|
CDC Capital Partners (CDC), a leading risk capital investor in emerging markets, has taken control of DFCU Group in Uganda - the largest local financial group.
|CDC Capital Partners' successful exit from Ghanian bank leads to investment by leading private bank, Societe Generale|
|12 March 2003|
CDC Capital Partners has successfully exited its investment in SSB Bank in Ghana. With 38 branches and 650 employees SSB is Ghana's 4th largest bank, serving some 220,000 individual customers and 26,000 business customers.
|CDC Serves up an MBO in the leading Egyptian sesame food business|
|09 January 2003|
In Egypt's first management buy out, CDC Capital Partners is backing local management in the US$20m purchase of a sesame food business, El-Rashidi El-Mizan.
|CDC to invest Rs. 50 crores (US$10.2m) in Glenmark Pharmaceuticals|
|07 July 2002|
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced partnering with CDC Capital Partners to raise Rs.50 crores ($10.2 million) in a landmark private equity transaction.
|CDC Capital Partners boosts talk time in Central America|
|02 July 2002|
CDC Capital Partners today announced an investment of US$20m in Digicel Holdings, a Central American GSM mobile telephony business.
|CDC invests a further US$40m in a pan-African telecoms business that continues to buck the trend|
|09 September 2001|
CDC Capital Partners, a leading risk capital investor in emerging markets, today announced an investment of US$40m to assist the continued expansion of MSI Cellular (MSI), Africa's second biggest GSM operator.
|CDC Capital Partners invests US$30.5m in Vancouver Airport Services|
|01 April 2001|
CDC Capital Partners are backing the international expansion plans of Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS) with a US$30.5m equity injection to help consolidate the company's position amongst the world's airport operators.
|CDC realises part investment in MRO-tek|
|08 December 2000|
CDC Capital Partners have realised part of their investment in MRO-tek, a leading mid-cap Indian company in the networking field, following the company's successful listing on the Bombay and Bangalore Stock Exchanges in October 2000.