Development Partners International

Development Partners International

Development Partners International (DPI) is the investment adviser to ADP I, a private equity fund currently investing across Africa.

Our focus is on companies benefiting from the fast-growing emerging middle class. We work throughout Africa and see the benefits of investing in the fast-growing, post-conflict and newly liberalising countries in Africa.

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What’s in a Name?

We at DPI believe that investing in growing African companies accelerates the growth of the private sector in Africa, which in turn leads to sustainable economic development.   We believe that eradication of poverty can result from this process.

Our Team

DPI’s team has extensive hands-on African private equity and investment experience. We have over 80 years’ experience and are proud to have been investors in many of Africa’s success stories.

DPI is staffed by investment professionals from various parts of Africa, matching the pan-African nature of the investment opportunity it assesses.

Thanks to our rich mix of complementary investment and operating capabilities, regional “on the ground” knowledge and language skills, we are able to offer a detailed understanding of the operational and transactional issues of investing in the African continent.

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Our Approach

We are a process-led private equity firm. Our investment process combines rigorous analysis with comprehensive due diligence.

We are engaged investors, working closely with our portfolio companies to create value. We seek to uncover compelling and exclusive investment opportunities in rapid growth economies and sectors throughout Africa.

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