- Actis (company)
Actis is a
private equityfund-managing company which was formed in 2004 by the CDC (formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation) [http://www.shareholderexecutive.gov.uk/performance/cdc.asp] .
According to its website, Actis is:
"...a leading private equity investor in
emerging marketsand has been investing exclusively in these markets for nearly 60 years. We have raised US$6.8 billion of funds and have over 120 investment professionals in 13 offices throughout Africa, China, Latin America, South and South East Asia. In the last ten years we have invested over US$3 billion across 42 countries in 154 investee companies."
"Integral to our approach to business is the belief that the
capitalwe manage creates opportunity for the companies in which we invest and for their stakeholders. We are committed to promoting the sustainable growth of the private sectorin the emerging markets and our objective is to ensure that the capital we raise and manage makes a lasting, tangible and positive difference in the regions where we operate."cite web| url=http://www.act.is/profile/index.asp |title=Actis: Profile |date=April 20, 2008 |publisher=Actis |accessdate=2008-09-06]
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