We believe that a strong presence in Africa is essential to making successful investments in the region. To that end, Ariya has established an office in Botswana where half the investment team will be based. The team has extensive knowledge of and access to existing and emerging business opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ariya’s investment approach will:
Ariya will capitalise on its international experience and local presence through active support of the management teams of its portfolio companies.
Ariya will look to take significant equity positions and appoint a board representative for its investee companies.
- Source its investments through its presence on-the-ground, strong advisory network and institutional and business relationships
- Undertake a comprehensive on the ground due diligence that incorporates sustainability alongside financial indicators
- Focus on value creation that utilises the skills of the team and enhances the value of the company
- Incorporate an exit driven approach that embeds value from origination to exit
This investment process will enable us to optimise returns, mitigate risk and ensure key social and environmental criteria are met and measured.