our services



BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Emerging Markets strategy
  • Organic and inorganic growth plans
  • Portfolio and asset optimization, incl. financial distress
  • Attracting investors globally
  • All aspects of capital allocation, raising and structuring
  • Arrange venture capital and acquisition financing

AFRICAN CONTINETAL FREE TRADE AREA

  • Political and economic advice
  • Geographical prioritization
  • Managing “institutional voids”
  • Governance, human resources and corporate integration
  • Established network across the continent
  • Positioning “the Africa Story” towards shareholders and capital markets

MERGERS AND AQUISITIONS (BUY)

  • Develop and formulate effective buy-side M&A strategies​
  • Identify, screen and initiate discussions with potential acquisition targets​
  • Assist with the acquisitions of public and private companies globally​
  • Valuation analysis
  • Structure and negotiate transactions
  • Impartial and objective advice on the merits of an acquisition

MERGERS AND AQUISITIONS (SELL)

  • Develop and formulate optimal sell-side M&A strategies​​
  • Valuation analysis and optimization strategies​
  • Attract international investors to the sell-side process
  • Global state-of-the-art sell-side process execution
  • Structure and negotiate transactions
  • Impartial and objective advice on bids received

investment criteria

  • seed capital 

  • startup capital

  • early stage capital

  • expansion capital 

  • late stage capital

  • bridge financing

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Seed capital

At this stage, your company would have a sample product available with at least one principal working full-time.  Funding at this stage is also rare.  It tends to cover recruitment of other key management, additional market research, and finalizing of the product or service for introduction to the marketplace.

Startup capital

At this stage, your company would have a sample product available with at least one principal working full-time.  Funding at this stage is also rare.  It tends to cover recruitment of other key management, additional market research, and finalizing of the product or service for introduction to the marketplace.

early stage capital

 Two to three years into your venture, you’ve gotten your company off the ground, a management team is in place, and sales are increasing.   At this stage, VC funding could help you increase sales to the break-even point, improve your productivity, or increase your company’s efficiency.

expansion capital

Your company is well established, and now you are looking to a VC to help take your business to the next level of growth.  Funding at this stage may help you enter new markets or increase your marketing efforts.  You should seek out VCs that specialize in later stage investing.

late stage capital

At this stage, your company has achieved impressive sales and revenue and you have a second level of management in place.  You may be looking for funds to increase capacity, ramp up marketing, or increase working capital.

bridge financing

You may also be looking for a partner to help you find a merger or acquisition opportunity, or attract public financing through a stock offering.  There are VCs that focus on this end of the business spectrum, specializing in initial public offerings (IPOs), buyouts, or recapitalizations.