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More than capital

We believe that financial performance and impact are mutually inclusive. 


This ethos is the cornerstone of our investment philosophy and is why many of our partners choose us. 


Phatisa was one of the early adopters to the Operating Principles for Impact Managements and our impact objectives are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: to raise and invest much-needed capital in African emerging markets to alleviate poverty and contribute to food security in Africa.


We achieve this by embedding impact factors within our commercial investment process - from origination, to value creation, to exit.


cumulative years of African investing experience




Funds successfully raised

(2 food, 1 housing)


2020 Mid Cap Deal of the Year - Rolfes

2019 SAVCA Chairmans Award


staff members

representing 11 nationalities & speaking
30 languages

Impact highlights from Food Fund 1


permanent jobs sustained


Job numbers trended down since Q2 2019, due to the fluctuating nature of food/agri workforce composition.


tonnes of food & related products delivered to date


All food was consumed and used in Africa.


total smallholders & micro-entrepreneurs impacted

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Phatisa continuously learns how to deliver lasting impacts to beneficiaries, such as smallholder farmers, bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers, women and the environment.


permanent jobs for women


Phatisa is a signatory to the Women's Empowerment Principles.


paid in taxes

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Contribution to the fiscus is an important part of our corporate citizenship to the countries in which our portfolio companies operate.


smallholders & micro-entrepreneurs directly impacted by TAF projects

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To amplify Food Fund 1's development impact, the International Fund for Agricultural Development actively promoted a Technical Assistance Facility to work alongside the Fund.

*These statistics summarise the Fund's key impacts & contributions to strategically aligned SDGs.  Collected impact data covers the period from investment to 30 June 2020 and have been calculated in line with international best practice for impact measurement.

Impact reports

What our investors & partners say...

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Paulo Martelli, Chief Investment Officer, FinDev Canada

“Our support to Phatisa Food Fund 2 will help respond to some of the most important challenges facing Africa today. ...We expect our investment in Phatisa Food Fund 2 to create sustainable benefits for many more people in Africa, as well as the companies where they work, shop, and do business with.”

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