ur team’s deep knowledge of the West African market, extensive investment experience, the capability to add value to portfolio company operations, and strong network of reliable and trusted local and industrial financial contacts positions it well to identify and execute on attractive investment opportunities in the region. With our on the ground presence on one side, and access to investment capital, on the other, we are well positioned to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns while, at the same time, contributing to the socio-economic development of West Africa.
We are based in Dakar and Abidjan, the two regional economic capitals. We don’t believe that portfolio companies in frontier markets, particularly in the SME space, can be managed remotely. We are very hands-on and are hoping to build strong local teams. We only consider deals where we can apply our experience, knowledge of best business practices, and network to help SMEs grow and become regional champions or to achieve international success, making them attractive secondary or trade targets, while delivering maximum social and economic impact.