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Actis: A unique firm with a distinctive heritage
Actis invests exclusively in the emerging markets with a growing portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America; it currently has US$7 billion funds under management. Combining the expertise of over 100 investment professionals in nine countries, Actis identifies investment opportunities in private equity, energy and real estate.
The firm which was founded in 2004, building on a sixty year heritage, is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Actis backs quality businesses, bringing financial and social benefits to investors, consumers and communities. It calls this the positive power of capital.
In 2014, Actis was named Private Equity Firm of the Year in Africa and Private Equity Firm of the year in MENA by Private Equity International (PEI), Firm of the Year for Africa and the Middle East by PERE and African Infrastructure Fund Manager of the year by Infrastructure Investor.