CPCS Ventures

About Us

CPCS Ventures is CPCS’s infrastructure investment subsidiary. CPCS Ventures leverages CPCS’s experience, expertise and local presence to invest in infrastructure development opportunities in emerging markets. CPCS Ventures focuses on the early stage development of opportunities in the transport and energy sectors, with a specific focus on clean energy. Our team plays a hands-on role in the development of projects, from origination through to financial close.

CPCS Ventures is committed to developing projects to the highest international standards. We realize we are often guests in the communities where our projects are situated and thus place environmental and social assessment, impact and engagement at the core of our development process.

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Arif Mohiuddin, CEO
Arif has managed projects leading to the successful financial close of 42 transactions worth over US$10 billion in the power and transport sectors in Africa. His experience ranges from drafting technical reports, developing financial models and carrying out market sounding to conducting bidding processes and negotiations with investors and their lenders.



Ahmer Nadeem, COO
Ahmer is a power sector engineer/executive with over 30 years’ experience. He has proven leadership in facility development, construction and operations management and has acquired global business experience with successful start-ups. He has extensively developed and negotiated power project agreements such as power purchase agreements, fuel supply agreement and implementation agreements.                                        


Representative Projects

ventures_2.jpgSolar PV in Nigeria
CPCS Ventures originated the Nova Scotia Power Project, an 80MW grid-connected, ground mounted solar PV project in Jigawa State, Nigeria. CPCS Ventures has partnered with Scatec Solar, Norfund and Africa 50 to develop the project. Debt will be provided by the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and OPIC.
The project is in late-stage development. The power plant will evacuate power onto the national grid. The offtaker of electricity will be the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), with whom the project has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement. When complete, the plant will provide clean, reliable power to over 200,000 homes and a stable source of electricity to enable to development of the regional economy.


Mini Hydro Projects in Uganda
CPCS Ventures developed a 12MW portfolio of mini hydro projects in Uganda. The projects are located on the Sisi and Buhindaghi rivers in Eastern and Western Uganda, respectively. The offtaker for both projects will be the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company. The portfolio will provide power for approximately 40,000 households when complete. CPCS Ventures exited the projects in 2017 to responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding (rAREH). 


Captive Developer for InfraCo Africa
In 2017, CPCS was awarded a contract to identify and develop projects on behalf of InfraCo Africa. InfraCo Africa has committed to provide CPCS with up to US$15 million to fund the development of early-stage power, water and transport projects in sub-Saharan Africa. This unique opportunity allows CPCS to marry its consulting experience and expertise with the opportunity to invest in projects across the continent. CPCS Ventures will play a key role in identifying and developing infrastructure projects under this contract.