News: We've partnered with London Stock Exchange on inspiring African business report

News from CDC
04 April 2017

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has published a new report, which highlights some of the most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa.

'Companies to Inspire Africa' - which was produced in partnership with CDC, the African Development Bank and PwC - includes 343 businesses from all across the continent. These companies work in seven different sectors and employ, on average, 400 people. 

We invest in 128 of the firms included, ranging from power businesses like Globeleq and off-grid solar company Solar Now, to low-cost pharmaceutical provider, Medis. 

You can download a full copy of the report from the LSE's website.

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We provide investment capital in all its forms, including equity, debt, mezzanine and guarantees, and this capital is typically used to fund growth. This capital is provided directly and through fund managers that are aligned with our aims.

CDC uses its own balance sheet to invest and has net assets of £3.4bn.

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