Trancentury group is a company that (started as an investment group) has risen from obscurity to uccupy the coveted pedestal in the Kenyan corporate scene. Most young entrepreneurs striving to own big corporations and sit in big board meetings where they call the shots often look back at the feats that this politically connected company has attained within a short span of time for their motivation.
Rift Valley Railways (RVR)
TCL is the largest minority investor with a 20 per cent equity stake.
Avery East Africa Ltd
TRANS-CENTURY holds a controlling stake in Avery East Africa. This company is the leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete range of domestic and industrial, manual and electronic weighing scales, as well as video jet printers for industrial use.
Aureos Capital Limited
This is an independent private equity fund manager focused exclusively on the emerging markets. Aureos specialises in providing expansion and buyout capital for low to mid-cap businesses with prospects for strong growth and profitability across Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America. Established in July 2001, Aureos has to date raised and managed US$570m in 24 funds worldwide. Ten of these funds have been raised since 2001, with approximately US$395m of committed capital. In addition, Aureos manages 14 funds previously sponsored and administered by CDC Group plc.
TRANS-CENTURY has invested in three Aureos funds to date. These are the Aureos East Africa Fund, Aureos China Fund and Aureos South Asia Fund.
Business Partners International (BPI)
This is a specialist investment company which has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to provide debt and equity capital, mentorship and property management services to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). TRANS-CENTURY has invested in the USD 14.1 Million BPI Kenya SME Fund.
TRANS-CENTURY invests as a primary sponsor or along side other partners in green field and existing property ventures.