Who is Actis?
Actis is a leading investor in growth markets with over US$13 billion 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$5.5 billion with a focus on mid-market, high-growth companies across three sectors: consumer, financial services and healthcare. The business has invested in 140 companies and realised 110 investments across four fund vintages.
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 or committed over US$5 billion in more than 33 companies in 25+ countries across four fund vintages, generating 18GW of energy capacity and directly impacted 80 million consumers.
Actis’ real estate business 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 has established its infrastructure business at the end of 2017, The investment strategy is to acquire and improve operating energy-related infrastructure assets in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
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 was awarded an A+, the highest grade attainable, in the PRI’s latest assessment for the most important category of “Strategy and Governance.” Actis targets consistent superior returns across asset classes over the long-term, bringing financial and social benefits to investors, consumers and communities. We believe Values drive Value.