Last updated 10 July 2020, by Impactyield.

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Phatisa is an African private equity fund manager, operating across sub-Saharan Africa, with offices in Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, and Ghana, as well as London. The firm has two sector-specific funds under management, totalling more than US$ 285 million, focused on food and affordable housing. Phatisa comprises a team with a significant track record of managing private equity funds and businesses throughout the continent. Phatisa’s African Agriculture Fund has committed investments, from Sierra Leone in West Africa to Mauritius, East Africa. This reflects a total of eight portfolio companies across diverse sectors: primary farming, palm oil, processing, inputs, mechanisation, fertiliser, protein production and FMCG beverages. Phatisa also introduced an eastern African investment initiative in response to the ever-increasing housing shortage – the Pan African Housing Fund (PAHF). The US$ 41.95 million Fund commenced operations during Q1 2013 and has concluded three investments to date. At the heart of Phatisa is development equity, as embodied in the unique formula of Development Equity – DevEq = PAT * x + i (squared).

Incorporation year: 2005

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Total firm assets under management: 285 USD

Membership and other professional affiliations: GIIN Member (Investors' Council or Network Membership)

Years top investment professionals have worked together: 55


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