Our Approach


We appreciate the unique complexities of the West African business environment. Uhuru is an enduring partner for resilient, regional entrepreneurs, helping to drive their businesses through the next stage of growth.

We work with our partners to ensure that business success contributes positively to the development of our local communities and economy. Our hands-on support and strategic advice drives value creation in our investments and helps deliver lasting impact. For the team at Uhuru, this is the success that matters.


Our Investment Philosophy

We go beyond identifying and investing in high-growth companies. We act as advisers to our portfolio company management teams and are actively engaged in governance and value creation. The breadth of our business and investment experience allows us to support our portfolio companies in areas such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance and other functional areas.

We also apply our ESG toolkit to identify risks and capitalize on opportunities to enhance the sustainability of our portfolio companies. We offer internal support from our team and external counsel from our operating advisors and consultants. We help our companies reach their maximum potential.


The opportunity

In line with our passion for ESG, we look for opportunities where we can grow companies, generate competitive returns, and drive sustainable growth in our communities.

Investment Focus


We invest in high-growth, middle-market companies in West Africa with a focus on Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, because we know the outstanding and untapped potential this region has to offer.

Ticket Sizes

10 MM+ 

We invest as either minority or control investors through a variety of equity and mezzanine instruments in ticket sizes between $10mm+. We are primarily focused on the consumer facing and financial service sectors.

Our Investors

Our investors include global Development Finance Institutions as well as global and domestic commercial investors that appreciate the attractive risk-adjusted returns that socially responsible investing offers. Beyond the business case, our investors believe in investing where the returns are more than financial. Together, we are creating success that matters.

If you are interested in learning more about investing at Uhuru, we encourage you to reach out.

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Our Aproach

Our success is built on establishing trusted relationships with all of our stakeholders.
We work collaboratively, and have strengthened our network to include expertise to support all business units. As a team combining deep local knowledge with strong processes, and diligent execution,

We offer the right balance of internal processes and external counsel from advisors and consultants for our companies to reach their maximum potential.