Focused on Africa – amongst the fastest growing regions in the world
We believe in sub-Saharan Africa’s potential. We believe that the multi-faceted drivers of Africa’s growth will support a bright, sustainable future. We believe that access to financial services and competitive banking sectors can improve people’s lives. We believe that we can be a positive disruptive force in the markets in which we operate. We believe that we can create meaningful value for our stakeholders.
Operational and strategic expertise
We are operators. We have built businesses. We have run large, multi-national, financial services groups. We have operated extensively across sub-Saharan Africa. We understand the complexities, challenges and opportunities associated with the markets in which we have operations and investments
Access to capital, liquidity and funding to support organic and inorganic growth
We have raised significant equity capital, executed multiple transactions and are evaluating several more. We have a London share listing providing access to the equity capital markets.
Additionally, we have a network of deep relationships with development financial institutions for whom the provision of funding to financial services companies is consistent with their development mandates.
Trusted management team with a track record of value creation
Our management team combines the best of global institutional knowledge, with extensive local insights and experience. We have recently carried out an extensive review process during which we recruited additional Board members with the breadth of African and/or financial services experience to assist in guiding Atlas Mara through the next phase of its development.
Strong corporate governance
We view strong corporate governance as a “differentiator” not just a “qualifier”. While early in our journey, we are well on our way to establishing the systems and processes to ensure our compliance with the highest standards of governance.
Clearly articulated operating model
We have a three-pillar model for growing the Company. Buy (executing acquisitions), Protect (safeguarding our assets and ensuring the platform is “fit for growth”) and Grow (leveraging the effective development of talent, technology and capital across our asset base) are our three strategic pillars that run in parallel across the asset base.