Our approach

Africa Platform Capital seeks to drive superior performance through a focused and measured approach.

We are sector specialists, investing in a small number of companies at any one time, which allows us to drive business transformation and consolidation. This model has been honed from decades of investment experience across developed and emerging markets, bringing genuine involvement and know how to bear in the businesses in which we invest.

We do this through:

  1. A thorough identification of suitable platform investments
  2. Extensive pre-investment work with future partners
  3. An active investment approach, leveraging an experienced team and a global network of experts, working with local management teams
  4. A strong emphasis on environmental, social, and governance aspects, especially people development


Managing risk is a pillar of successful investment and business management across the world. Effective risk management can require change in thinking and planning. In both Africa Platform Capital and within platform companies, we believe opportunities should be grasped. But at the same time risk management analysis, assessment and implementation, is non-negotiable. Our approach manifests itself during long term planning, annual budget setting and capital investment processes, working together to improve outcomes.

Recognising the needs of every business, manager and shareholder are unique, Africa Platform Capital develops bespoke solutions for the companies with whom we partner.