Via the MOBILIST programme, the UK government will invest $7 million in the Climate Energy Access Resilience (CLEAR) Fund, a climate-focused and Africa-dedicated private equity fund with ambition for a medium-term listing on a major stock exchange.
InfraCo Africa Investment
Helios Investment Partners (Helios) and Infraco Africa’s CLEAR Fund was created to invest and develop sustainable, climate-aligned companies and assets to accelerate decarbonisation in Africa and build climate resilience while delivering returns for investors.
InfraCo Africa, the African development arm of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is currently constructing and operating assets with which InfraCo Africa and Helios are looking to seed the CLEAR Fund.
CLEAR Fund will provide access for private investors to mature, high-quality assets curated by a UK-backed development finance institution and managed by a leading specialist African private equity manager.
Once it reaches sufficient maturity and growth, the CLEAR Fund plans to list its assets on a major stock exchange. FCDO’s investment accords with MOBILIST’s mission to identify and support emerging and frontier market investment opportunities that intend to mobilise public market capital at scale and deliver development impact.