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Africa Rising Capital

Africa Rising Capital (“Afris Capital”) is a South African registered investment and advisory firm established in 2009 and operating in sub-Saharan Africa.  As an Authorised Financial Services Provider (Licence No. 41788) Afris Capital offers advisory and investment banking services in the areas of project finance, corporate finance, capital raising and capital markets. We focus on large and middle market organisations and provide advice to both private and public institutions. With extensive experience and capabilities in infrastructure financing, power & energy, banking, mining and property, we specialise in capital raising (both debt and equity) for expansion and development of projects in the various sectors. The National Empowerment Fund (“NEF”) is a strategic equity partner in Afris Capital and plays a crucial role in our growth and positioning.

 

The founders of Afris Capital bring in excess of 60 years’ experience across Africa and share a common passion for Africa’s development. The principals have transactional, business management and leadership experience having worked in some of the leading public and private global organisations on the continent. The Afris Capital team has been responsible for managing budgets and funding in excess of US$10 billion per annum.

 

As a private black-owned, independent company with its offices in Johannesburg, Afris Capital covers sub-Saharan Africa through strategic relationships and established regional partnerships. We execute our transactions through an extensive distribution network of development finance institutions, commercial banks, institutional investors and private equity firms.

 

Having worked in all 54 African countries, the Principals have unparalleled experience and knowledge of the African investment environment. Our strong personal & business networks at the highest levels of government and commerce give Afris Capital an in-depth knowledge of Africa’s diversity and insight into African risks & business complexities. This experience uniquely positions our firm to offer our clients the specialised advice and knowledge they expect from a financial services organisation.