Africa Merchant Capital Limited is a boutique
corporate finance advisory firm dedicated to
the high growth markets of Sub-Saharan Africa


Africa Merchant Capital Limited is an independently owned corporate finance advisory firm with a dedicated focus on the high growth private markets of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The team draws from multi-disciplinary professional experience including corporate finance, merchant banking, consulting, advisory and personal investing gained from global banks to SME’s.

Our corporate finance team advises on private middle market transactions with access to a range of different investor types from private equity funds, endowments and pension funds to high net worth individuals and family offices.

Our track record includes successful transactions in the FMCG, agri-processing, mobile media, real estate, mining and healthcare sectors from Ghana to Zimbabwe and South Africa.

From our base in London, our business model is partnership driven. We travel to the region and work with chosen local partners to manage transactions and provide on-the-ground relationship verification and due diligence.

We come from Africa and are personally invested in Africa.



Capital Raising
  • Transaction structuring advice across the capital structure
  • Investor and marketing strategy advice
  • Financial modelling and preparation of marketing materials
  • Due diligence preparation
  • Private placement of equity and/or debt
  • Negotiation and closing
Buy-side Origination
  • Qualification and securing of investment opportunities on behalf of clients
  • Utilising established partner and referral network
  • In-country associates and partners
Bespoke Transaction Execution
  • Transaction project management
  • Commercial due diligence
  • Financial modelling
Capital Introduction
  • Co-investment partners
  • Syndications
  • Club deals
  • Discreet targeted or broad market sweep

Client Profile

We prefer to work with clients whom we can qualify through our network and have a proven track record. We take time to get to know our clients and our aim is always to be long-term advisors who can support them through the life cycle of the business.

Our typical clients will have:

  • Significant operational exposure to Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experienced, passionate and driven management team
  • Proven products and services with identifiable competitive advantages
  • Operating in high-growth sectors and countries
  • Transactions sizes of USD 5m and over
  • Strong revenue growth year-on-year
  • At or near EBITDA profitability
  • Clearly defined growth plans and forecasts
  • Reasonable transaction expectations of owners and management

Contact Us

Africa Merchant Capital Limited
Linen Hall
162-168 Regent Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)2037 457 030