Profit with Impact
building positive economic impact and long-term stakeholder value
Who We Are
We are an independent investment manager focused on North Africa and neighboring frontier markets. Over the last decade we have partnered with visionary entrepreneurs and management teams to build sustainable growth businesses solving needs in large addressable markets by identifying themes we believe in, putting our resources against that, and working with great people to achieve our outcomes. As long term patient capital we are focused on sustainable job creation and opening the consumption choices of low to middle income consumers to more inclusive growth and higher quality products and services.
We are a team that is entrepreneurial, passionate about our work, and is working for the long-term. Our ability to forge strong relationships with entrepreneurs and founders of companies has proved an invaluable resource in terms of broadening our network and deepening our expertise within our markets and sectors. We have worked together as a team for over a decade across multiple funds with a unique track record in our sectors and a strong focus on sustainable investing. As long-term investors we are focused on building high-quality businesses that last, working hand-in-hand with our entrepreneurs to build growth-oriented companies which impact the communities we live in and supported by a "one-degree-of-separation" network to include trust assessments to support our decision making.
What We've Built
We have built a leading independent investment manager with unparalleled access to deal flow in our markets garnered through a reputation for delivering success, an established network across our markets and value-add demonstrated over time across a number of sectors and companies in addition to a strong leadership with decades of experience at top-tier firms. Over the last decade we have led many of the most prominent investments in our markets deploying over $900m in the consumer, education, healthcare and financial services sectors as well as investments leveraging trends in digitalization, which is a core theme that will continue to break down barriers to entry for new business models and allow more efficient and new businesses to thrive.
Our Funds and Portfolio
We manage institutional private equity funds with over 70 LPs, primarily regional and global institutional investors, including a number of Development Finance Institutions and Sovereign Wealth Funds. We also manage single opportunity funds invested in the digital economy, healthcare and education sectors. We invest our own capital alongside our LPs across the funds we manage. All our funds do not use leverage and are closed ended. Our current portfolio spans North Africa with subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa.