We are ‘business builders’, applying investment, operational and value creation experience gained over two decades in Africa to build long-term sector platforms.

What We Do

Industry Capital’s Private Equity vertical has been established to invest in mid-market private companies across sub-Saharan Africa, in key consumer facing sectors, to build each of these into leading businesses through organic and acquisition growth.

Why We Do It

We aim to contribute in helping address important challenges on the continent through building its best and fastest growing businesses. Opportunities exist to build and scale differentiated sector platforms across the regions through innovative strategies.

Investing in Africa

The fundamentals in Africa, coupled with supporting regulatory and technology enabled tailwinds, continue to make the region attractive for investment. Africa’s increasing population coupled with continued urbanization is expected to present a significant opportunity for long-term economic expansion, with the younger generation fueling consumption.

Sustainability & Growth Through Partnerships

We have a long-term 'business building mindset' that will deliver scale, sustainability, and growth through building partnerships over a longer period for the businesses we help build, in the markets we operate, for generations to come.

Our Private Equity Focuses

Demand exists for accessible, low cost and high quality services, where the burden of diseases is increasing, for example, in non-communicable diseases. We aim to help build affordable and high quality hospitals and specialized care.

The continued rising demand for education cannot entirely be met by the public sector and therefore a major requirement exists for private and affordable schools, taking advantage of innovative technology to assist in delivery.

Sub-Saharan Africa remains a largely unbanked population and extremely under penetrated. Opportunity exists for strategic capital to help businesses optimize costs and operations, and help further develop customer channels through continued technology enhancements.

Remains a heavily fragmented but defensible segment. We are focussed to help companies that provide affordable products and where they have developed proven business models, which are expected to  grow into market leaders across various segments.

Our Team

Since 2003, Industry Capital and its affiliates have grown our team to over 350 employees globally.

We commit the time, energy, resources and attention necessary to ensure our values are internalized and executed throughout the company. This commitment results in passionate employees who work together in high performing teams to create value for our investors and stakeholders.

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Our Platforms