Our mission is to promote the economic and social development of the West African region while generating attractive returns for our investors. We are wholeheartedly driven by this mission and see it as the cornerstone of everything we do: the industry sectors that we work in, the projects that we develop or finance, the structuring of operations of our portfolio companies, and the kind of advisory work we engage in.
We believe that not only is venture capital and private equity compatible with economic and social development of the regions we work in, but that is a key driver in ensuring sustainable growth and long-term economic prosperity of our target countries and communities. Every project that we engage in seeks to be socially beneficial, yet strongly anchored on a for-profit nature and aimed at generating high investment gains.
By ensuring that our investors are key “winners” in every project, we are promoting a sustainable development model of a vitreous cycle of continued economic development aided by internal and external capital inflows to new ventures, corporate turnarounds, and growth of existing commercial enterprises.
We work for our investors and see ourselves as not only stewards of their capital, but as having a duty to maximize the upside scenario for our Limited Parters (LPs) and maximize their investment returns. Our operation model is closely aligned to that principle, with most of our own incentives driven by carried interest (a portion of gains on successfully “exited” projects) rather than management fees. Having shared interest as our investors in selecting deals that generate maximum investment returns, while featuring acceptable levels of risk and net positive economic and social benefits, allows us to engage in management decisions that maximize the net value creation in the projects that we engage in.