track

We finance SMEs having the potential
to become regional champions

Selected direct investments

idi EM Partners direct investment program started in 2006. Investments have been made either as pure co-investments alongside local private equity funds or as active minority investors in club deals. Selected direct investments are presented as follows (figures as of end of June 2017).

  • Belle

    Investment date: 2007
    Status: full exit - 2008
    Country: China
    Sector: Retail / Shoes

    www.belleintl.com

    Founded in 1991, Belle is the number one women’s shoe retailer in China, with more than 20% of the domestic market share. It is engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and retail sales of footwear products. It had its IPO in May 2007.

  • Best Logistics

    Investment date: 2011
    Status: partial exit / IPO
    Country: China
    Sector: Logistics

    www.best-inc.com

    Founded in 2007, Best is a nation-wide logistics company. It provides supply-chain solutions to online and offline businesses such as express delivery, freight delivery, inventory & warehouse management. It has more than 40, 000 employees with 4m sqm of warehouse and distribution centres.

  • IHS Telecom

    Investment date: 2012
    Status: portfolio
    Country: Africa
    Sector: Telecom

    www.ihstowers.com

    Founded in 2001, IHS Telecom is the largest telecommunication tower infrastructure provider in Africa. IHS owns towers in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Rwanda and Zambia where it leases space to Mobile Network Operators.

  • Sapphire Foods

    Investment date: 2015
    Status: portfolio
    Country: India, Sri Lanka
    Sector: Food / QSR

    www.sapphirefoods.in

    Sapphire Foods is a food services platform resulting from the joint acquisition of several Yum! franchisees. Its brand portfolio mainly consists of KFC and Pizza Hut. The company operates more than 280 outlets in in India and Sri Lanka and employs over 7,000 employees.

  • SMS Facility Management

    Investment date: 2017
    Status: portfolio
    Country: India
    Sector: Business Services

    www.smscorp.in

    Founded in 1968, SMS is an integrated facility management service provider with focus on offering office services, including housekeeping, staff support and manpower, to large corporations in India. SMS currently has approximately 16,000 employees spread over nearly 5,200 sites.

  • Atlantic Business International

    Investment date: 2017
    Status: portfolio
    Country: Africa
    Sector: Financial Services

    www.banqueatlantique.net

    Atlantic Business International (“ABI”) is a Côte d’Ivoire incorporated holding company for Groupe Banque Atlantique, a leading financial services group operating in the banking & insurance sectors in francophone West Africa. Founded in 1978, ABI is controlled since 2012 by Banque Centrale Populaire (“BCP”), a listed leading Moroccan bank. ABI employs c.2,000 employees and serve over 700,000 clients via a network of 205 branches.


Funds investments overview

idi EM Partners funds investment program started in 2004. Through our different investment vehicles, we have been able to build a solid portfolio of private equity funds run by experienced and committed local fund managers. The key statistics of our private equity funds portfolio are summarized as follows (figures as of end of June 2017).

India China South-East Asia Africa & Middle-East Latin America
Latin America

3

Funds

13.2%

Allocation
Latin America
3
13.2%
Funds
Allocation
Africa & Middle-East

5

Funds

14.7%

Allocation
Africa & Middle-East
5
14.7%
Funds
Allocation
India

10

Funds

28.7%

Allocation
India
10
28.7%
Funds
Allocation
China

15

Funds

33.7%

Allocation
China
15
33.7%
Funds
Allocation
South-East Asia

5

Funds

9.6%

Allocation
South-East Asia
5
9.6%
Funds
Allocation
Total
38
100%
Funds
Allocation
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