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A word from CEO About CDC The Organization Social and Environmental Responsibility Our values Our Areas of Intervention Our Holdings Our partners Our Subsidiaries Banking Services / Deposits and Consignations Real Estate Promotion Investment and Financing Local Communities Energy and Sustainable Development Real estate Energy Unclaimed assets Consignment OYIS Housing HR Policy Work at the CDC Internships
CDC Capital Executive Summary
Manager of private equity funds for SMEs / SMIs in Gabon and Central Africa
  • A management team from the Private Equity division of CDC of Gabon
  • A management team from the Private Equity division of CDC of Gabon
  • A track record in progress
An experienced team with an encouraging track record

CDC CAPITAL's management team comes from the Private Equity division of CDC Gabon. It has built up and managed a portfolio totalling CFAF 36 billion and composed of 21 lines. An experienced, young and dynamic team, mastering new approaches to private equity.

Funds under management

This is the leitmotif that guides our action to support public policies by ensuring respect for people, regulations and the environment

International technical assistance, prestigious partners

Proactivity is our ability to innovate and drive decisive economic, social and technological developments.

Structure and Governance

Security is our ability to fulfil our role as a trusted third party of reference.

Profile

CDC Capital is a management company that manages funds contributed by its sponsor, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, and other institutional investors, and which are invested in high-potential SMEs.

His team comes from CDC's Private Equity division

In more than 5 years, the team has invested nearly 40 billion CFA francs (60 million euros) in more than 21 companies in several sectors of activity (Wood, IT, Banking, Real Estate, Transportation, Ingienering)

A subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations du Gabon, CDC Capital is:
  • An equity investor in minority transactions
  • A trusted and reference partner for SMEs in Gabon and Central Africa, particularly family businesses
  • A provider of adapted, innovative and sustainable capital financing for companies in a growth phase.

CDC Capital as a General Partner is the decision-making entity of the Funds under management.

As such, CDC Capital provides technical management services to the Funds.

CDC Capital reviews all decisions to be made on behalf of the Fund, (to invest and disinvest), and is responsible for its administration.

Strategic

The sub-regional (including national) financial landscape is mainly dominated by commercial banks, which for various reasons (high risk aversion, under-capitalized SMEs, etc.) are reluctant to lend, or at least lend very little to SMEs and other VSEs under construction. This economic environment is particularly favourable to private equity, given the existence of a universe of dynamic, under-capitalized, undervalued SMEs with strong growth potential over the lifetime of the funds under management.

  • Identify and finance future national champions
    From a national and sub-regional perspective, there are a multitude of companies with high growth potential that could become regional champions in their sectors of activity. They are under-capitalized, undervalued and with high potential: making them excellent targets for investment funds.
     
  • A Generalist Fund
    Given the youthful structure and lack of maturity of the target economies, CDC CAPITAL's funds are multisectoral, focusing on companies with strong growth potential.
     
  • Minority investor
    Investment vehicles under management invest in minority positions in SMEs to make them regional champions, with an exit strategy with a maturity of 5 to 7 years.
Investment Strategy
Strategy and business model:
  • A resilient model thanks to high selectivity and diversification
  • An operational strategy that can be adapted to multi-fund management
  • An organization adapted to the challenges and adaptable according to the depth of the portfolio
  • A specialized, diversified and multi-skilled expertise that combines strategy management, the core of target business models and financial performance management
  • A knowledge of the economic environment allowing a selective and diversified approach
  • An investment strategy that allows good risk management
  • A network of experts and correspondents who provide feedback on productive sectors

CDC Capital is the trusted partner of SMEs seeking to develop their shareholding, particularly in phases of transfer or external growth financing.

CDC Capital invests in equity, in minority capital, and offers adapted and innovative solutions to ensure the development of each company.

In full compliance with the philosophy of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations du Gabon, CDC Capital is pursuing a responsible investment strategy based on a desire to actively and sustainably support companies, to be close to them and to share their strategic vision with management.

CDC Capital takes good governance issues into account in its investment and support policy for portfolio companies.

Philosophy & Values

From potential to value creation.

  • CDC Capital is a growth catalyst. We value the entrepreneurial approach without which no business development based on Innovation is possible. The agile nature of our team guarantees the proactivity of our interventions, a value that we cultivate to be a development accelerator.
     
  • We are very sensitive to the human dimension within the company. For small and medium-sized companies, success is first and foremost the result of a synergy of men and women dedicated to their professions. As such, we consider listening and exchange as the basis for strengthening relationships with the teams we support.
     
  • Our job is above all a job of meeting people, new ideas, new jobs, new projects, new perspectives. Creativity is for us a real driving force. CDC Capital employees cultivate it by being passionate about initiatives such as the transmission of knowledge and the mentoring of entrepreneurs.
     
  • We attach great importance to the added value and quality of our interventions. Thus, beyond financing solutions, we support a deep (re)structuring through new strategic approaches. In line with CDC's values, we are committed to rigour, precision and best practices in our interventions.
     
  • CDC Capital is committed to acting as a sustainable player in the development and financing of SMEs. Compliance with the rules of ethics and compliance established by regulatory authorities and professional bodies in the sector is guaranteed in our internal procedures.
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