Our Vision

Africa is going through an unprecedented period of social, economic and demographic change. Consumption patterns are evolving, markets are growing, and there is an increasing demand for high-quality yet affordable healthcare and consumer goods and services.

Flexible Investing

It is in our fabric to take a patient approach to investing. This is due to our African heritage, as well as our shareholder base.

We often find that a fixed investment time horizon is not necessarily fit for purpose when investing across growth markets, primarily because it can place unnecessary time pressure on realising value during periods of currency instability or geopolitical unrest. We realise these periods eventually pass, and markets return to further growth and stability.

Certain sectors are particularly poorly suited to the short-term investment model:

  • Buy-and-build platforms, in the retail and medical facilities sectors
  • Businesses with regional aspirations
  • Consumer / healthcare platforms with the desire to vertically integrate into the supply chain or distribution channel
  • Family-owned businesses, where institutionalisation is a learning process, and where there may not be a desire to be dragged to an exit

Rather than adopting a short-term mindset, we aim to foster collaborations by forging lasting partnerships with like-minded companies, founders and investors who, where appropriate, can abide by an unforced investment pace.

Alta Semper - Patient Investing
Strategic Capital – A sector-based approach

We do not believe Africa is an asset class. It is a continent comprised of 54 sovereign countries, each with a unique history, stage of development and competitive advantages.

Rather, we see value in deep-sector knowledge. We focus our investments on stable, well-diversified countries, and on two specific sectors: consumer and healthcare.

These two sectors share many characteristics, often overlapping in growth markets, where there is a lack of health insurance or state-funded access to healthcare.

We are well placed to bring US private capital to African growth markets, capital which has thus far been late to the African growth story.

We are also particularly well suited to bring US multinationals – as investors or buyers – to these markets. We not only do this through our shareholder base, but also through the way in which we structure our transactions, which are de-risked, vertically integrated platforms across complementary and interconnected regions.

Alta Semper - Strategic Capital
Flexible Investing

It is in our fabric to take a patient approach to investing. This is due to our African heritage, as well as our shareholder base.

We often find that a fixed investment time horizon is not necessarily fit for purpose when investing across growth markets, primarily because it can place unnecessary time pressure on realising value during periods of currency instability or geopolitical unrest. We realise these periods eventually pass, and markets return to further growth and stability.

Certain sectors are particularly poorly suited to the short-term investment model:

  • Buy-and-build platforms, in the retail and medical facilities sectors
  • Businesses with regional aspirations
  • Consumer / healthcare platforms with the desire to vertically integrate into the supply chain or distribution channel
  • Family-owned businesses, where institutionalisation is a learning process, and where there may not be a desire to be dragged to an exit

Rather than adopting a short-term mindset, we aim to foster collaborations by forging lasting partnerships with like-minded companies, founders and investors who, where appropriate, can abide by an unforced investment pace.

Strategic Capital – A sector-based approach

We do not believe Africa is an asset class. It is a continent comprised of 54 sovereign countries, each with a unique history, stage of development and competitive advantages.

Rather, we see value in deep-sector knowledge. We focus our investments on stable, well-diversified countries, and on two specific sectors: consumer and healthcare.

These two sectors share many characteristics, often overlapping in growth markets, where there is a lack of health insurance or state-funded access to healthcare.

We are well placed to bring US private capital to African growth markets, capital which has thus far been late to the African growth story.

We are also particularly well suited to bring US multinationals – as investors or buyers – to these markets. We not only do this through our shareholder base, but also through the way in which we structure our transactions, which are de-risked, vertically integrated platforms across complementary and interconnected regions.

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