WHY INVEST IN AFRICA?
Africa is the final frontier of emerging market investment, brimming with potential, economic growth and investment opportunities.
Six of the world's ten fastest growing economies are in Africa
Vast and young continent with a population of over 1bn people
Increasing urbanisation and growing middle classes
Improving political outlook as well as governance frameworks
Extensive untapped natural resources
Ground floor frontier market opportunity
Africa has broken free from a legacy of slow economic growth and poverty but investment still has complexity.
Thousands of languages and divergent systems of government and cultures. 'Investing remotely' without on the ground presence rarely successful.
Few large businesses relative to market size. Many tightly controlled family enterprises. Corporate standards not always up to developed world levels.
Small or non existent equity and bond markets. Poor liquidity due to small turnover. Limited debt availability.
MITIGATING RISK AND MAKING AFRICA OPPORTUNITES INVESTABLE
We mitigate risk by only facilitating investment opportunities using the following framework:
Only investing in countries where we are experienced and know how to navigate the political, regulatory and tax challenges
Best in Class
Applying best in class Finance, IT, Legal, HR, Governance to all the busineses we are involved in from day one, both to improve the performance of the busines and to increase ability to attract capital
Overcoming high entry valuations by not participating in formal auction processes, preferring to construct proprietary opportunities ourselves
Always being 'hands on', we want to create investable opportunities where others cannot
THE ACCELERATE AFRICA OFFERING
Source and structure proprietary investments
The investor opportunity lies in allocation of capital to small and mid-size private companies.
Match businesses with appropriate capital
Investors commiting capital patiently over the long term will benefit most from African growth, riding the cyclical nature of some markets
Accelerate Growth Exponentially
Apply the Accelerate Africa toolkit to increase profitability and position the business as a best in class corporate