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

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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.

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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.