Based on a Xhosa phrase used to describe the action of ‘helping to carry’, we are a uniquely African private equity fund management firm that focuses on sector-specific investments throughout the sub-Saharan region. Our mission is simple. We aim to feed and house the people of Africa by moving beyond traditional private equity, challenging the status quo.
In a concerted effort to combat chronic undercapitalisation in these sectors, the firm manages two sector-specific funds, totalling more than US$ 285 million: the African Agriculture Fund (AAF) focused on food and the Pan African Housing Fund (PAHF) dedicated to affordable housing in east and southern Africa. Phatisa comprises a team with a significant track record of managing private equity funds and businesses throughout the continent, providing a framework for investment, returns and positive change on the African continent.