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About Kusuntu Partners

Created as a partnership among Africa diaspora executives and non African sympathizers that have as many others a deep interest to act on promoting change and development in Africa through private equity investment.

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  • About Our Team

Kusuntu Partners provides a wide range of services that find their roots in its team investment and finance experience. Our activities span from information provision and research, to investment strategy definition, fund structuring and fund raising, deal structuring and due diligence, as well as investment monitoring and reporting.

As part of such services, Kusuntu Partners has established the first independent business directory dedicated to Private Equity and Venture Capital In Africa. The Kusuntu team is also offers a comprehensive investment guide to those many institutional investors willing to invest in Africa using Private Equity as an investment vehicle, as well as a matchmaking place to assisting entrepreneurs be identified by private equity firms.

Our unique knowledge of both the American and European Institutional Investors and their needs as well as the African investment opportunities, position us to be your preferred advisor to frontier market investing as well as a platform to reach investment funds. Our goal is to provide our clients with a one-stop-shop assistance, whether they are a Private Equity fund manager, Institutional Investors or a private investor (High Net Worth Individual, Private bank or Family Office) interested in supporting and taking part in the growth story of African frontier markets over the next 50 years or a Mid-Market company in strong expansion.

Promoting the development of Africa through private equity also means bridging the data gaps on African Private Equity. For institutional investors, it is important to show who the actors are, what do they do, their track record as well as their deals. For entrepreneurs, it is also important to show who has the funds and their strategies so they identify and contact the most suitable partners when going to raise capital. Our platform wants to be an educational tool next to industry associations, chambers of Commerce and financial advisors to either promote Private Equity to entrepreneurs or make known the available Private Equity infrastructure in Africa to Institutional Investors.

Kusuntu Partners Advisory Services

Because of its unique knowledge of the African Private Equity ecosystem, Kusuntu Partners provides its clients with a service to identifying those actors that would best respond to thier will of investment into the African Private Equity Asset Class. As such, our team assists its clients in identifying the various opportunities that respond to their investment criteria. Our team conducts all major steps from the initial screening to the detailed due diligences up until the closing of the desired investment.

Working with a selected number of servicing firms, Kusuntu Partners coordinates overall the assignment from defining and structuring the specific means to the relevant services to ease completion of the investment project.

Following the project completion, Kusuntu Partners coordinates and controls the data collection from the various teams managing the client investment to meet its reporting guidelines.

Kusuntu Partners African Private Equity Directory

Kusuntu Partners African Private Equity Directory was established in 2010 to assist Finance and related institutions - including private equity, venture capital, private equity real estate, mezzanine, and corporate investment firms - that are active or willing to invest in the Africa unlisted asset class - efficiently promote their investment interests via the web. With a simple to use search interface, we help entrepreneurs/bankers as well as institutional investors and other professionals quickly generate a list of investment sources/buyers for themselves or for their client's needs. Our primarily focus are - but not limited to Funds of Funds, Corporate Pensions Plans, Pensions Funds, Private Equity Firms, Insurance Companies, Banks and Investments Banks, Family Offices, Endowments and Foundations Plans, Corporate Investors, High Net Worth Individuals, and Goverments Agencies.

If you represent a private investment firm and are interested in registering, please post your request using this form for more info. If you are a private equity service provider and would like to sponsor the Kusuntu Partners African Private Equity Directory, please just send us a message and we'll send over appropriated info for that purpose.

Guide to Private Equity Business in Africa

The Kusuntu Partners Guide for Private Equity Business in Africa provides macro-economical and political overview for each of the African states, plus a link into various legal and regulatory tool-kits so an investor get a complete overview of what is required within an African country. This guide is designed to help building country selection before investment decisions.

Matchmaking Assistance to Pipeline Construction

Kusuntu Partners has launched its module for Assistance to Pipeline Construction in 2013 following reviews and researches with both African focused GP's and SME's.

The module provides a tool designed to help GP's source best opportunity transactions while it gives SME's owner a place to present their businesses to the attention to investors.

Kusuntu Partners' Team

Kusuntu Partners’ team consists of seasoned professionals who have the skills, cultural background and business network required to successfully implement your investment case in frontier markets.

Besides their technical expertise gathered through years of experience within the western financial sector, our team composed of both Africa Diasporas and worldwide executives, brings to you the local knowledge and business practices.

We deploy such world class methodologies in delivering our services. Our founding partners surround themselves with complementary expertise in fields such as legal, regulation, tax, investment operations and administration in order to offer you a comprehensive and unique value proposition.

Kusuntu Partners has endorsed the ILPA Principles (International Limited Partners Association)

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Guide to Africa PE
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