Our Firm

Unleashing Africa's Growth, Powered by Impact & Opportunity

African Private Equity

Deep regional understanding and a unique problem-solving approach, fueled by passion for sustainable growth initiatives.

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Female Representation,
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Successfully Invested Across Africa
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Black Owned
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Decades of Private Equity Experience

Lefa is 100% black-owned (Level 1 B-BBEE contributor) & managed mid-market boutique private equity firm, rooted in the vibrant landscape of sub-Saharan Africa. Six decades of deal-making expertise, spanning diverse sectors and driving transformational results for all stakeholders. Deep regional understanding and a unique problem-solving approach, fueled by passion for sustainable growth initiatives.

Our People

Our team makes us unique. The strength of our team is essential to our success.

Our Team

Lefa’s approach is to invest in and partner with strategic industry players that offer products and services that are essential across societies and companies poised for incremental growth both in the region and globally with high-quality management teams – moreover, we follow a disciplined investment approach, focusing on long-term business fundamentals across various economic and industry cycles. 

What Makes Lefa Unique?

  • Our team has significant depth and understanding of the sub-Saharan African landscape, having spent over 6 decades investing in the region across various sectoral disciplines – at Lefa, we are particularly proud of our sub-Saharan Africa heritage.
  • We deploy a unique way of thinking, problem-solving capabilities and are fully invested in the regional economy to drive sustainable growth initiatives – we strive to build better businesses through our expertise, local insights, and deep industry expertise.
  • We believe in investing alongside innovative entrepreneurs with a strong vision, sectoral track record and exceptional leadership qualities that will aid in delivering sustainable and competitive businesses as well as socio-economic development and job creation across the region.
  • Though boutique, as a diversified private equity firm, Lefa’s investment capabilities span a variety of industries and strategies and delivery of transformational results for all our stakeholders. 
A Focus On Africa

As an African private equity firm, our expansive reach and significant presence allow us to offer a truly global platform with a strong emphasis on Africa. Our team is spread across four continents, providing us with a diverse perspective rooted in local knowledge and trusted relationships worldwide. We cater to investors from a wide array of backgrounds, including public and private pension funds, affluent individuals and families, sovereign wealth funds, unions, and corporations.

Our commitment to delivering tailored solutions that align with the unique objectives of our investors underscores our dedication to meeting their needs effectively. With our extensive network and deep understanding of the African market, we are well-equipped to address the dynamic demands of our investors, providing them with unparalleled opportunities for growth and value creation across the continent and beyond.

Specialized Sector Expertise

At Lefa Asset Managers, we prioritize our extensive industry knowledge and expertise. We harness this expertise across our operations to ensure that we provide optimal solutions to our partners and portfolio companies. By concentrating on key asset classes and industry sectors, we have consistently generated significant value for our partners and fostered the steady growth of our business.

We concentrate our efforts on industries where our profound expertise gives us a competitive edge. Across all facets of our operations, we strive to utilize our comprehensive knowledge to maximize value creation and long-term impact.

Diversity and Uniqueness

We are committed to nurturing diverse and inclusive teams that encompass a wide range of perspectives, knowledge bases, interests, and cultural identities. We recognize the value of having diverse teams that can scrutinize ideas from various angles, leading to the generation of competitive business insights and improved decision-making processes. We firmly believe that diverse teams ask better questions, while inclusive teams are adept at finding better answers.

Through the cultivation of a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, we strive to empower innovation and make a meaningful impact on our investors, companies, shareholders, employees, and communities alike. We understand that embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity not only enriches our organizational environment but also enhances our ability to create value and drive positive change in the world around us.