Our goal is to build exceptional businesses by partnering with leading entrepreneurs and management teams in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We believe that Africa is the next frontier for growth and we are excited by the opportunities this will create for the businesses we partner with. In particular, Athena Capital’s core investment strategy has evolved around the following themes:
- Enabling small and medium enterprises to capitalize on the expanding African consumer base and disposable income
- Leveraging the northwards expansion of successful Southern Africa businesses
- Supplying sectors which benefit from Government and Development Finance support
- Partnering with skilled operators and passionate entrepreneurs in high growth markets
Our investment approach revolves around acquiring strong platform companies with excellent management teams and to use these companies, where appropriate, to identify and acquire additional businesses. We believe this approach provides a strong foundation for managing the performance of portfolio companies through balance sheet restructuring, cross-funding opportunities, cost rationalization, central administration, cash management, information technology, and marketing functions, where possible. Through this approach, we aim to deliver synergistic benefits and improved returns to all stakeholders.
The sole purpose of our ongoing support and involvement in our portfolio companies is to provide a platform for value creation for our management teams and our stakeholders.