Actis is a leading emerging markets investor. With a growing portfolio of investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America, Actis has raised over US$15bn since inception, and deployed capital across the real estate, private equity, energy and infrastructure asset classes.
Actis is the largest private capital investment firm in Africa, the largest private capital real estate investor in Africa, and one of the world’s largest renewables investors.
Actis’ energy team invests in and aggregates renewable energy assets into scalable regional generation platforms, it has created 14 such buy and build platforms. It also invests in and transforms distribution businesses including the national grids of Uganda, Guatemala and Cameroon.
Since 2002, Actis has deployed in excess of US$3.6 billion in 34 energy transactions, totalling ~ 23GW across 27 countries and providing energy access to over 96 million people. To date, Actis has invested US$1.1bn through 5.2 GW in the African energy sector and currently has US$3.4 bn of assets under management on the continent.
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.
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.