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We are driven by a passion to positively impacting the lives and livelihoods of African people.


Impact & returns

At Phatisa, we are committed to the principle of 'and' – as opposed to 'or'.

Meaning, we focus on delivering impact & returns. Planet & profits. Growth & responsibility. 

We do not believe that financial performance and impact are mutually exclusive – rather, mutually beneficial.


We are driven by a passion to positively impact the lives & livelihoods of African people.  And achieve this ambition by investing into the food value chain and affordable housing - to create inclusive businesses that maintain their commercial focus while addressing societal & environmental challenges.  

African experts

With over 150 years combined experience working on the ground in the continent, we are sector specialists who live & breathe Africa.  We have local insights, regional relationships & global reach.

Growth partners

We are committed to partnering ambitious management teams to grow inclusive businesses, that actively address sustainable development challenges, like poverty, hunger, inequality & climate change.

Impact creators

Commercial & impact considerations are embedded across our investment process - from origination to value creation to realisation.  

Aligned investors

We work with some of the world's most reputable, responsible investors, including DFIs, institutional investors, family offices and HNWIs.


For us, creating more just, equitable and inclusive businesses and societies is a key driver of growth. In this way, delivering impact returns is not something we do additionally, it is core to our investment strategy and how we define success. 


We have a hands-on approach - working closely with our portfolio companies to deliver long-term sustainable value and driving progress by finding flexible capital solutions.


At our heart, Phatisa has a development vision - founded in experience & creativity.  We are committed to the highest standards of excellence & safeguard alignment with our stakeholders and investors by putting our own capital behind our thinking.

Phatisa promise: More than capital - people & planet & profits


Promise is a strong word.  It sets intent.  Commitment.  And accountability.

Our promise as an investor is to offer more than capital.  We have put our name & signature to this promise by becoming an early adopter and signatory to multiple sustainability & societal principles that we believe in.


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