DPI generally seeks to invest in fast-growing companies operating in high-growth sectors across Africa, while also seeking to drive positive, long-lasting social, environmental and economic impact across the continent.
We believe that innovation-led companies are leading the way in this ambitious journey, and that digitalisation will be the key to African economic development.
The sectors in which we invest are formalising fast, and leading players are gaining disproportionate share – creating highly attractive growth trajectories for these companies.
We invest in and partner with exceptional African companies to build a diversified portfolio of scalable high-growth businesses providing goods and services to Africa’s middle class and mass market. These are companies benefitting from Africa’s rapid urbanisation, favourable demographics and increasing adoption of technology.
We assess macro trends across the continent to create an attractively diversified portfolio
We target industries that specifically benefit from the growth of the African consumer
Through using digitisation in many of our companies, we are able to help them access the mass market going to lower income groups and increasing efficiency
We invest in profitable or cash flow positive companies that are poised for growth
In our investments we consider proprietary and strategic opportunities
From when we first consider investing, we target companies with attractive exit opportunities and work from Day 1 towards the right exit
We focus on high-growth sectors essential to the economic and social development of Africa, and where we see the greatest potential to create value while leaving a positive impact.
We use our deep industry knowledge, leveraging our extensive local networks and language capabilities to source and execute transactions across the continent.
Combining the team’s global expertise with our local boutique approach to working with companies on the ground has allowed us to deliver consistent, long-term value and evolve our firm to where it is today.