Central & South America
CDC GroupCDC Group Contact: Subba Rao
CDC is a UK government-backed fund that invests in investment fund manager companies in the poorer countries of the world, principally sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia. There is no direct investment in companies. We strive for a portfolio that is balanced geographically and by economic sectors. The funds we invest in must subscribe to our own sustainable business principles, which have the goal of economic growth of a sustainable nature in the target countries.
FUND OF FUNDS
CDC is a fund of funds, investing capital with fund managers with expertise in local markets.
We do not make direct investments.
We have instead chosen an intermediated approach, which we believe enables us to encourage other investors to bring their money, increasing the volume of investment to markets where there is a shortage of risk capital, thereby increasing our overall development impact.
At the end of 2009, CDC had £1.4bn invested in 794 portfolio companies in 71 developing countries through 65 fund managers.