Development Partners International

About Us


We seek out compelling and proprietary opportunities in growing economies and sectors in Africa

DPI was set up in 2007 and currently advises two pan-African private equity funds, African Development Partners I and African Development Partners II.

What Do We Invest In?

We seek to build a diversified pan-African portfolio of private equity investments in established and growing companies. We have an emphasis on companies that benefit from Africa’s growing middle class:


We do not invest in turnarounds or start-ups, investments in heavily linked government businesses or investments that require a passive partner.


To date we have made investments in the following industries:


Where Do We Invest In?

We can invest throughout Africa and we have the network and language skills to originate, structure, execute and exit investments across the continent.


Our Investment Size

We typically seek to invest between US$20m –US$100m into a portfolio company.