Our investments in Africa include those that target impact as well as returns.
Founded in South Africa in 1991, today we’re an asset manager with a global presence. But our culture remains rooted in our emerging market beginnings, and in the belief that well-directed investment can transform lives.
Infrastructure is essential for development. We manage and advise the US$1 billion Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). EAIF is a debt fund providing patient capital to infrastructure projects. It mobilises private sector investment into infrastructure in the emerging markets of Africa. To date, 147 million people have benefited from access to new or improved infrastructure supported by EAIF. That infrastructure has created 48,000 direct jobs in construction and nearly 24,000 permanent jobs. It contributes to many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more about EAIF
Our private equity investments contribute to eight of the SDGs.1 By supporting mid-sized companies, investors in our strategies help to generate decent work and economic growth.
Our credit investments contribute to 10 SDGs.2 They help to establish deeper, sustainable credit markets, facilitating development and creating a viable asset class for investors in Africa.
Through our real estate strategies, investors can contribute to transforming cities into engines of growth, creating jobs, supporting capital markets and assisting progress towards three SDGs.1
1 As determined by Ninety One
2 As at September 2019, www.eaif.com