Actis is a leading investor in growth markets with over US$12bn raised since inception and a growing portfolio of investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America. The firm identifies investment opportunities in response to two trends: rising domestic consumption and the need for sustained investment in infrastructure.
Actis consistently and responsibly delivers competitive returns, through insights gained from trusted relationships and local knowledge, deep sector expertise and an unparalleled heritage, set within a culture of active ownership.
Within private equity, Actis has invested over US$5.5bn and focuses on mid-market, high-growth companies across four sectors: consumer, financial services, healthcare, and industrials. The business has completed over 150 transactions and 100+ exits across four fund vintages.
Actis’ real estate business has closed its third fund in 2016 - the largest private real estate fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa to date. The investment strategy focuses on the development of retail, office and industrial assets in some of the most dynamic cities in the region.
Actis’ energy business invests in buy-and-build power generation and distribution businesses in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. The opportunity is driven by market growth, scarcity of electricity supply in growth markets and demand for private investment. The funds have invested over US$2 billion in more than 30 companies across 24 countries. To date, Actis portfolio companies have provided 68million people with access to electricity and built 15GW of generating capacity.
Actis is a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact. Actis targets consistent superior returns across asset classes over the long-term, bringing financial and social benefits to investors, consumers and communities.