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 an 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.