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.
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.
We are committed to partnering ambitious management teams to grow inclusive businesses, that actively address sustainable development challenges, like poverty, hunger, inequality & climate change.
Commercial & impact considerations are embedded across our investment process - from origination to value creation to realisation.
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.