Investing at the sharp end of the African frontier

Sub-Saharan Africa offers investors attractive demographics and fast growth, but private equity is often the only way of gaining exposure….

Charlie Tyron [sic], manager of Maris ­Capital, says: “Africa is growing at least five times the speed of Europe, and our target markets are forecast to grow at eight times that of the ­eurozone in 2012.”

Maris is a venture capital group that specialises in African frontier markets. Its portfolio includes companies in such little known markets as South Sudan and Mozambique. Tyron [sic] adds: “There are different definitions of frontier markets. To us, it means post-conflict markets. We are looking at the frontier end of frontier.”

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