Bravura’s recent strategic partnerships are enabling compelling opportunities for foreign investment into the Africa continent.
Partnership agreements have been established with VSA Capital, an investment banking and broking firm headquartered in London and with offices in Shanghai, Safa Capital Limited, an asset management company based in Dubai with expertise in origination and distribution of deals throughout a global network; Mauritius-based Arosba Capital Limited, providers of debt and equity solutions with a dedicated focus on Africa, and Anchor Capital Wild Dog Capital, which both provides mezzanine and investment capital, and assists quality trusted professional advisors in building wealth management solutions.
Soria Hay, Head of Corporate Finance at Bravura, says that the company’s goal is to drive deal flow across select African jurisdictions where there are significant opportunities within identified high-potential sectors. These include energy, ICT and technologies, digital infrastructure, mining, property, agricultural export, and FMCG.
Hay says that with the right capabilities and country knowledge it is possible to find African companies in these sectors that have good liquidity combined with growth-focused strategies. She says, “The opportunities are there, but to enable the African ecosystem to flourish requires capital, and innovative ways of dealmaking. Our alliances cement our commitment to seeking out fresh and unique pockets of capital in untapped markets for capital raises and sell-side implementation, and early series funding.”
Such partnerships not only augment Bravura’s expansion strategy by jointly pursuing deal opportunities in the continent, it further extends the firm’s footprint and reach into other markets such as Europe and the Gulf, the UK and China.