• Kenya
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 22, 2017
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 47.82 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 4942.78
Converted using 2017-09-22 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS May 20, 2021

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Project Description

We have invested in the insurance sector in Africa (together with AfricInvest, our long-term trusted partner) in the past, with great success. Britam’s regional operations, experienced management team, the entrepreneurial spirit of the key shareholders, and the company’s belief in good governance were all elements that attracted us to Britam. These are the ingredients that we typically look for as Investors. We are very excited about our partnership with Britam and are confident that it will grow into a regional champion and deliver strong returns to the shareholders of the company.

Investment Description

The new infusion of capital is expected to support Britam’s strategy which includes increased digitalization, development of new products and further consolidation of its presence in the region.

Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description

Britam is a leading financial services company listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, and has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi and South Sudan. The group is involved in various businesses including life insurance, property & casualty insurance (general insurance), health (medical) insurance, asset management, property development. It also has substantial direct investments in the banking sector.

Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 


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