We call our services "Enablers". Together as partners and in joint teams we enable you to unlock the great potential in the African countries
Market Entry & Expansion
Market Entry is the first step of your African business journey. Once you are settled and have gained some experience, the second step will be Market Expansion. We will assist you during both steps and offer you a long-term partnership in order to implement a successful and sustainable growth strategy.
In order to efficiently assess and advise you on your Market Entry or Market Expansion strategy into Africa, we do not adopt a standard approach, but review your case from the owner’s perspective. Taking into consideration your needs, risk profile and long-term business plans, we are dedicated to developing a suitable strategy for your endeavors together with you and your team. Our services reach from providing assistance in deciding which region or countries to invest in, to how to practically implement your investments.
Based on the extensive management experience of our Partners, they have interim management positions in companies other than Africa Advisors, as well. Making use of the personal focus sectors of our team, we are now involved in management positions in start-ups as well as project management firms of huge infrastructure projects on the African continent.
Start-ups & Company Building
Start-ups are like a magnet for young African “Digital Natives” who tackle the challenges of daily life with digital services and products. Germany has a well-developed start-up ecosystem and there is a growing interest by large & medium-sized (family) businesses to partner up with start-ups or acquire them.
Our services and network enable us to play the role of the connector by linking all directions and find relevant matches: Start-ups with start-ups; Start-ups with enterprises; from Africa and into Africa. It is not uncommon for us to invest in these start-ups ourselves and get involved in company building.
Ethical business behaviour is the key to sustainable growth and profits. To secure ethical business behaviour, we offer:
- Development of a compliance strategy, programme, policy and risk management framework
- Legal management – including undertaking legal due diligences as well as drafting and reviewing legal documentation and transactional/project agreements
- Corporate structuring and board governance
- Performing regulatory impact analyses and alignment
- Assistance in developing policies, procedures and manuals (specific to the project, company and the relevant jurisdiction’s legal framework)
For many Family Offices, Portfolio Managers and Private Investors, Impact Investments have become one of the most relevant forms of investments on the African continent.
We believe that Impact Investments have enormous potential in Africa and will bring change to the continent. The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the framework for our approach to deal with your activities responsibly. We will assist you in establishing the right investment strategy and provide further services and support during the implementation of your Impact Investment.