CDC is the UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) wholly owned by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). It is the world’s oldest DFI with a history of making successful investments in Africa and South Asia in businesses which have become industry leaders thereby having enormous impact on the private sector in their country and region as well as improving the lives of many individuals.

Capital Provider Overview

Region/Countries of focus

Africa and South Asia
Sector & Ag. value chains focus
All value chains
Investment criteria

Names of select current/previous portfolio companies in the ag. space


Type of instruments

Direct equity, intermediated equity, and debt

Ticket size range

Direct equity: USD10M – USD150MDebt: USD20M – USD100MIntermediated equity: USD5M – USD150M +
Preferred currency of investment
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How to engage

Please reach out to us on for any queries or support. The SMEs can be reached directly through the unique link found on their company profile page.