Africa Merchant Capital is a privately owned merchant bank. AMC fills a finance gap in the African private capital markets, which is too small for global financial institutions and too large to be funded by the local finance providers alone.
Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.
We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.
- Financial services
- Investment type
We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).
- Intermediated investment
- Africa Food Security Fund I
- Fund Manager:
- Zebu Investment Partners
- Start date
For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.
For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.
For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e
- November 2020
This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.