Actis Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in emerging markets. Actis segments its investment activity into three areas. These include private equity, infrastructure, and real estate. Actis' private equity team looks for buyout and growth capital opportunities requiring at least $50 million in financing. Depending on the situation, Actis will consider both controlling and minority investment situations. Sectors of interest include financial services, consumer and retail, business services, and industrial. Actis' infrastructure group seeks to invest in infrastructure projects with a focus on power, roads, ports and airports. Actis' real estate team invests equity capital in office, residential, industrial, hotel and retail projects. Actis is based in London and maintains offices around the world.
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In the last 3 years, Actis Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 10 others.
Actis Capital’s most common sectors for investment are financial services (10%) and retail (7%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (41%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, Actis Capital has invested in 5 US states and 31 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Alexander Forbes for $1.2B.
In the last 3 years, Actis Capital has exited 14 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (45%). Actis Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2005 when it sold Celtel International B.V. for $2.8B.
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