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2 April 2014

CDC invests $28m in Indian SME lender Ratnakar Bank

UK development finance investor CDC has invested $28m equity in India’s Ratnakar Bank, taking a 4.8 per cent stake.

19 February 2014

DFI investor CDC adds to environmental and social responsibility team

UK development finance investor CDC Group has hired Ritu Kumar as a director focusing on environmental and social responsibility.

22 January 2014

France’s IDI Emerging Markets Partners raises $50m

France-based IDI Emerging Markets Partners has raised $50m for its third investment fund, with a final closing on $80m anticipated in the coming months.

21 January 2014

CDC, IFC, invest in Kenyan education provider Bridge International Academies

UK development finance firm CDC is to make a $6m direct investment to support the expansion of Kenya-based Bridge International Academies, a provider of pre-primary education for children from poor families.

14 November 2013

Development finance investor CDC adds environmental, social responsibility head

UK development finance investor CDC Group has named Mark Eckstein as director, environmental and social responsibility.

11 October 2013

Africa set to move beyond DFI investment as international interest grows $

"Over the next five to ten years I think we are going to see more interest in Africa, partly as liquidity frees up with big international LPs, who will be attracted by the growth story in the context of sluggish developed markets"

6 September 2013

UK’s CDC commits to $75m Africa Development Partners II $

UK’s development finance investor CDC has committed $75m to the latest Africa-focused fund managed by Development Partners Internationa, which targets industries that cater to region's emerging middle-classes.

30 August 2013

UK development financing body CDC hires ex-Permira veteran as board chairman

Graham Wrigley CDC UK development finance institution CDC has appointed ex-Permira and Aureos veteran Graham Wrigley as chairman of its board from January 2014.

29 August 2013

Armstrong adds development finance LPs to raise $130m for Southeast Asia renewables

Singapore-headquartered private equity firm Armstrong Asset Management has raised $130m in the third closing for its Armstrong South East Asia Clean Energy Fund, to focus on small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Southeast Asia.

28 August 2013

Rabobank, Proparco invest in Prabhat Dairy via India Agribusiness Fund

news_milkshake_sml Netherlands financial group Rabobank and French development finance investor Proparco have invested INR140 crore ($21m) in Indian milk and milk products company Prabhat Dairy.

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