Joliba Capital is a private equity firm, founded by two seasoned African investment professionals, Hamada Touré & Yann Pambou, in partnership with LBO France, a leading multi-strategy investor in the Small and Mid Cap segments in France and Italy.
The team’s knowledge, African anchorage and extensive network allow Joliba Capital to have a deep understanding of doing business in Francophone West and Central Africa.
Joliba Capital’s team has deployed more than $500M across Africa, including more than $150M in Francophone West & Central Africa. Our diverse backgrounds combined with our local and international networks allow us to efficiently source proprietary transactions.
The team collectively values integrity, accountability, empathy and resilience. These values underpin our identity and our way of doing business.
LBO France, one of the oldest private equity players in France, is partnering with Joliba Capital to expand its multi-strategy investment platform to the African market.
LBO France has demonstrated a history of success with dedicated teams in France and Italy, through a unique platform composed of:
- Private equity - LBO Mid Cap and LBO Small Cap
- Energy Infrastructure Debt
- Venture capital - specialised in digital healthcare
- Real estate
- Listed equity
A diversified and experienced team that understands the local culture, the potential of the region and how to create a tailored value creation approach to maximise impact to communities and returns for investors.
We are committed to embed ESG principles across our investment processes and value creation approach, thus maximising economic, social and environmental impact on local communities and Francophone African economies.
We believe in teams, not individuals and value innovation and entrepreneurship as it promotes new paths to value creation for all stakeholders.
We operate with a strong desire and determination to transform African businesses into local and regional champions while promoting an integrated and resilient market.
We seek to partner with management teams, families and entrepreneurs to build stronger African businesses.
We believe that a diverse, inclusive, and engaged team is critical in bringing about great insights, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that would benefit all stakeholders.
Our investment strategy
Joliba Capital targets growth and buyout capital investments in Small and Mid cap businesses, mainly throughout Francophone West and Central Africa.
The Fund’s investment instruments include equity, equity linked and mezzanine. It can take controlling or minority stakes.
Our sector focus
The Fund is a generalist fund with a focus on consumer driven sectors that benefit from the region’s economic growth fundamentals.
Our geographic focus
By putting value creation at the centre of its strategy, Joliba Capital seeks to build local and/or regional sustainable businesses.Learn More
ESG & Impact
ESG & Impact is also core to Joliba Capital’s investment strategy, continuously pushing to have a positive social impactLearn More