Our Fund

Catalyst Fund 1 is a USD125 million Eastern Africa focused private equity fund that invests in emerging and mid-sized companies with strong growth and profitability prospects, in alignment with experienced management teams.

Investment criteria

  • USD5 million to USD20 million for strategic minority or control transactions
  • Expansion and replacement capital, recapitalisations and pre-IPO investments
  • 4 to 6 year investment horizon, with exits via trade and financial buyers, capital markets and self-redeeming instruments
  • Target 20% to 25% USD cumulative net returns

Investment focus is on sectors with attractive underlying fundamentals, driven by compelling demographic trends and urbanization, rising consumer demand, a deepening middle class,under-penetrated rural mass market as well as convergence and integration of the regional economies.

Sector focus

  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Financial and business services
  • Industrials, manufacturing and value-add processing
  • Technology and telecommunications
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