By investing risk capital in a balanced portfolio of sustainable, growing companies in Central and East Africa, we aim to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors. Investments are made mostly with mezzanine or quasi-equity instruments, including debt with revenue sharing. The advantage: creating income and cash flow early on during the investment period through interest whilst securing an upside equity potential.
Geographical focus: Central and East Africa, particularly Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda, Republic of Congo (RoC) and Central African Republic. We do not invest outside these markets.
Investment focus: Small and Medium-sized businesses which are based locally in these markets, with a combination of debt & equity, typically invested as growth capital (ie in companies and/or entrepreneurs with a proven track-record)
Sector focus: Multi-sector (with some exclusions)