Actis Energy 4 (IFC-38809)

  • World
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Africa, Asia and Latin America
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 31, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 65.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 18, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 31, 2016

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Project Description

According to IFC website, Actis Energy 4 LP is a fund which plans to invest in power generation and distribution assets in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It will be comprised of one or more limited partnerships established under the laws of England and Wales and will be managed by Actis GP LLP, a leading private equity investor in emerging markets which is authorized and regulated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority. The Fund is a 4th generation successor fund to: (a) Actis Energy 1, a $606m portfolio of assets established in 2002; (b) Actis Infrastructure 2, a $752 million fund closed in 2007; and (c) Actis Energy 3, a $1.15 billion fund closed in 2013.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Actis is the sponsor and general partner of the Fund. Spun off from CDC Group Plc (CDC, formerly Commonwealth Development Corporation, UK’s developmental financial institution) in 2004 and subsequently privatized, Actis is now a global pan-emerging market private equity firm. Since its inception, Actis has raised c. $9 billion across multiple funds and currently has c. US$5.9 billion under management. IFC is an existing investor in two Actis–managed real estate funds, Actis Africa Real Estate 2 and Actis Africa Real Estate 3.

Contact Information

Project Contact: Adiba Ighodaro
Partner, Actis 
140 Broadway, Suite 2250, New York, NY 10005, United States 
Contact No.: +1 646 822 8061 
Email Address:


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