Mbuyu Capital brings the unique investment opportunities offered by African private markets to institutional investors. Africa is a market neglected by commercial investors where we invest in exceptional, profitable and uncorrelated opportunities in private equity and credit. We bring 50+ years' experience in developed market and African investing, local networks in all investable African countries and a thoughtful, analytical and risk-aware approach to our investments. We have the confidence of one of the UK's leading pension funds, for whom we manage a large discretionary portfolio focused on Africa. Any well-managed African investment creates meaningful ESG impact and advances the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Africa also presents an exceptional opportunity to create real impact-led portfolios. Our impact strategies focus on delivering targeted impact with attractive financial returns.
Read Mbuyu Capital's research report into Africa's macro outlook, demographics and private equity investment opportunities compared to developed markets "This Africa Deconstructed" Click here for the summary report.
Latest Research from Mbuyu Capital: CAIA Blog Post by our Partner David Donahue et al. "Increasing Smaller Investor Access to Illiquid Alternative Investments: Approaches, Developments & the Expanding Role of Technology" Click here for the link
Bespoke: tailored portfolios and managed accounts
Accounts for larger investors looking for globally competitive and diversified returns and high ESG impact:
Many of Africa's investable economies are among the fastest-growing globally. We avoid industries such as extractives which have high political risk and correlation to global markets.
Our target sectors are non-bank financial services, logistics & distribution, healthcare and agribusiness, which present high-growth, and domestically-driven opportunities.
Improvements in companies’ governance, social and environmental standards often represent the low-hanging fruit in creating value and ESG impact.
We are often a hands-on manager with a board seat and bringing our network, operational and sector expertise to portfolio companies.
Our investors benefit from Mbuyu Capital's experience and dearth of decisive, flexible capital, creating attractive opportunities for investment.
We can offer investors Mbuyu Capital's ESG impact methodology and measurement framework or tailor it to investors' requirements.
We focus on co-investments and invest selectively in funds.
Target impact: portfolios with specific impact goals
Strategies building on Mbuyu Capital's sector expertise to achieve measurable impact and financial returns with explicit impact objectives, theory of change and robust measurement:
We build strategies in non-bank financial services, healthcare, logistics and distribution and agribusiness which can touch every African's life and where delivery through technology plays an increasingly important role.
We apply our operational, sector and investment experience to avoid the crowd and aim to achieve real impact, attractive financial returns and careful risk management.
Our investment company, Bonde la Ufa BV, seeks to reduce and mitigate climate change while increasing food security. It has an explicit goal of reducing Global Warming Potential from animal protein production by over 70%, while increasing smallholder farmer climate resilience and creating jobs.
In order to achieve maximum impact we believe it is important to have majority control, invest for the long term and apply hands-on governance and operational management.
We invest in growth equity, venture and credit to achieve our impact goals to reflect companies' changing capital requirements.
Mbuyu Capital's primary objective is to turn the opportunities Africa offers into portfolios exceeding clients' expectations.
WINNERS OF THE SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD AT THE 2019 PRIVATE EQUITY AFRICA AWARDS
Photo: Baobab ("Mbuyu" in Swahili) tree near Arusha, Tanzania. The baobab absorbs and stores water in its vast trunk during the rainy season, enabling it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when all around is dry and arid. It is a symbol of power, strength and grace.