AboutActis is a leading private capital investor in the growth markets of Africa, Asia and Latin America. With c120 investment professionals, operating across 17 offices, Actis has raised over US$15bn since inception, and deployed capital across the real estate, private equity, energy and infrastructure asset classes.
- 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 to more than 34 companies across 25 countries, delivering 25GW of capacity and providing electricity to over 115 million customers.
- Actis Long Life Infrastructure Fund, closed in 2019 acquires and improves operating energy-related infrastructure assets in Latin America, Africa and Asia, over a long term hold period.
- Actis’ real estate business closed its third Africa fund in 2016 - the largest private real estate fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa to date. In 2018, Actis acquired Standard Chartered’s Asian real estate business. Actis’ Asia real estate business invests across Greater China, India, South Korea and South East Asia, investing with, and providing strategic value to, high-quality operating partners, across diverse property types.
- 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 completed over 150 transactions and 100+ exits across four fund vintages.
The responsible investing ethos of ‘values-drive-value’, is at the heart of Actis’ belief that capital invested in growth markets can and should be transformational, leading to sustainable value creation and mitigation of risk.
We have never seen a compromise between responsible investing and delivering competitive returns. Our experience is that investing responsibly creates businesses that are more resilient, more innovative and better able to deliver societal benefits – and are, ultimately, more valuable.
Actis is a signatory to the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact. The firm has been awarded the highest rating score, A* for the third consecutive year in the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) independent assessment. Actis was named 2018 Impact Firm of the year by Private Equity International.