Phatisa is an African firm with deep roots in private equity, diversified capabilities and a well-respected track record.

Our investor and portfolio partners benefit from years of financial and operational experience, industry knowledge, astute business acumen and reliable networks of African business relationships in all countries where funds under management are active.

Through our hands-on approach, we work closely with our portfolio partners to deliver long term sustainable value, passionately driving progress by finding flexible capital solutions.

At its heart, Phatisa has a development vision. Founded in experience, we think creatively, pursue the highest standards of excellence and align our interests with those of our stakeholders and investors, by putting our own capital behind our thinking.


Feeding and housing Africa.


Phatisa’s vision is to be the leading sector-focused development equity fund manager in Africa. This philosophy finds expression in the unique formula of DevEq = PAT*x + i 2 TM a balanced blend of private equity and development finance, striving to build sustainable assets and communities, while ensuring the best possible returns for investors.

Phatisa has always been committed to responsible investment and is thus bound to:

  • incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into our investment analysis and decision-making processes;
  • play our role as a proactive firm and investor, by incorporating ESG issues into our own and our portfolio company policies and practices; and
  • seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.

Phatisa is a proud signatory of the United Nations Principles on Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and accordingly invoked the Phatisa ESG Policy which commits to the UNPRI principles and is implemented through comprehensive firm- and fund-specific ESG management systems.


View Phatisa is committed to actively contributing to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and as such responds to the United Nations Development Programme’s business call to action. We have reported our impacts around several themes: building sustainable communities, sustainable economic growth and environmental stewardship, and have applied best international principles for impact measurement and reporting to tell our impact story through our affordable housing and food funds.


Phatisa* is committed to the environment and being a carbon neutral firm. We act in an environmentally responsible manner, which includes measuring, managing and reducing our carbon emissions where possible then offsetting our gross emissions on an annual basis. Our aim is to sustain carbon neutrality through a combination of energy efficiency and sequestration.

* Phatisa relates to the fund manager, not its funds under management.

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The Phatisa Foundation was created in 2015 to complement existing Phatisa private equity fund impact initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. This charitable foundation aims to supply grants throughout the continent, including communities bordering Phatisa’s portfolio investments, focusing on:

– supporting children under the age of ten through access to food, shelter, healthcare and education;
– facilitating water delivery and distribution to communities in rural areas;
– promoting African culture and art;
– protecting the environment through carbon sequestration and reduction in emissions; and
– alleviating negative impact on environmental and natural ecosystems.


Pivotal to our business and team is our unwavering passion for the continent, its people, and African prosperity.

Phatisa has a pioneering spirit with an eager willingness to drive ground-breaking initiatives and take calculated risks. We constantly strive to be innovative, challenge industry wisdom, create new ideas and new solutions, never once resting in pursuit of our goals. As a learning organisation, we constantly push ourselves, are self-critical, acknowledging our mistakes and learning from them.

We pride ourselves on working collectively, respectfully and proactively to achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders. We work tirelessly to retain the broad church and entrepreneurial spirit that created Phatisa. We set high standards for the firm and ourselves.

Our focus on development impact and healthy returns makes for a highly creative and challenging working environment, directly linking individual performance with Phatisa’s success. Every person at Phatisa is given the opportunity to own equity and shares in our success. We firmly believe that we can achieve much more collectively, than any of us could individually.

We conduct ourselves with integrity in everything we do. Our reputations, both as individuals and as a firm, are paramount to our brand. Our word is our bond.

These deeply rooted values make Phatisa a very special place to work by driving a culture committed to strength in diversity, exceptional performance and results for our investors, portfolio partners and other stakeholders.