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Thrive Africa

Real Impact. Real Return.

Thrive Africa is an impact investment platform connecting global capital with impact opportunity

Why Thrive Africa

1 + 1 = 3

African Alliance Asset Management and Tshikululu Social Investments have joined forces to offer an innovative African impact investment solution to global investors.

By combining our extensive individual resources and expertise we offer investors a single-point solution for impact investment across sub-Saharan Africa under our Thrive Africa offering.

The Opportunity

Infrastructure

Most Sustainable Development Goals imply or require improvements in infrastructure

$170 billion

Africa’s annual infrastructure funding need

$80 billion

Africa's annual infrastructure funding gap

40%

Estimated cut in business productivity in Africa due to infrastructure constraints

Clean Energy

Access to clean energy is essential to sustainable economic growth

14%

Percentage of the population using clean fuels and technologies for cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

48%

Percentage of population in Africa with no access to power

100%

Increase in energy demand by 2030 resulting from Africa's development path

Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is a key component of inclusive economic growth

43%

Percentage of adults in Africa with an account at a formal financial institution

8

Number of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals given that incorporate financial inclusion

$3.7 trillion

Boost in annual GDP of emerging economies by 2025 with use of digital finance

Agriculture

Agriculture is a critical sector for rural development and economic growth

828 million

Number of people globally who do not have enough food with 50 million people facing emergency levels of hunger

44%

Employment in agriculture 
as a share of total employment in Africa

$1 trillion

The size of the food and agriculture industry in Africa by 203

Our Unique Offering

Expertise

Access the extensive on-the-ground expertise of two leading African impact investment organizations

Track Record

Over 25 years of investment experience throughout sub-Saharan Africa across a range of entities and asset classes

Access

Access to a wide range of economically attractive impact opportunities across one of the world's final investment frontiers

Return

Real hard currency return in a low-yield global environment

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Investors

Businesses

A Unique Partnership

African Alliance Asset Management is one of the longest standing and most experienced fund managers in sub-Saharan Africa, with a 25 year track record of investing across the continent. We have built a substantial infrastructure in terms of offices and professional teams to meet the investment needs of our clients who include national governments, municipalities, parastatals, NGOs, retirement funds, medium- to large-sized public and private companies and individuals. We offer a range of collective investment schemes as well as discretionary management, structuring and advisory services.

In many instances African Alliance’s role in Africa has been ground-breaking and we have gained a reputation for high levels of skill, innovation, delivery, consistency and integrity. African Alliance has built financial markets where none previously existed, in the areas of domestic private equity and venture capital funds, primary bond issues, unit trusts, asset management, corporate finance and treasury.

As part of the broader African Alliance Group of Companies we have access to substantial deal origination capability and expertise, which is all the more important given the increasing prevalence of private market opportunities across the markets in which we operate.

Tshikululu Social Investments is a leading social investment fund manager and advisor, working with social investors and partners to design and implement high-impact social investment solutions. We define social investment as any financial commitment – from grant making to impact investing – that seeks to drive and measure social impact.

 

Over the past 22 years, we have built up deep expertise and understanding in how social impact happens, as well as how to measure it effectively. Our social impact work spans the environment, livelihoods, education and health sectors, in both urban and rural settings. Our corporate clients work in a variety of industries, including mining, financial services, renewable energy, property development, banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics. Our service offering is holistic and unique, offering end-to-end fund management and advisory services underpinned by a deep and hands-on understanding of the complexities of development and social change.

 

We maximise the power of social investment to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

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