September 12, 2023

Most Active Africa Debt Investors

Mike Shum
Most Active Africa Debt Investors

Private credit and infrastructure investments across African markets has been on the rise since 2021 with no signs of slowing down.

Domestic lenders are generally more risk averse and prefer to invest in safer assets like government bonds, so alternative financing for many businesses has been challenging. Alternative debt lenders offer these businesses a seriously needed source of capital to fuel growth.

We've compiled the definitive list of the most active debt investors currently operating across the continent. Knowing who these key players are and gaining access to their resources can be absolutely vital for any company that needs to meet its financial goals. With our research, you'll have everything you need to connect with these lenders and walk away with reliable funding that will benefit your business's long-term growth. Read on to find out which investors should be on your radar.

“The surge in private debt in Africa mirrors the broader development of the asset class across the world”
  • Jo Fry, Investment Director and Head of Intermediated Credit at British International Investment (BII)

Funds doing asset-backed debt deals in Africa

Funds doing Venture debt deals in Africa

The future is bright for the Africa debt market

It's clear that private credit and infrastructure investments across African markets are growing stronger and the long-term outlook is very promising indeed. Not only does this mean there will be more opportunities available for businesses in need of cash, but those alternative debt lenders will give them a much needed lifeline in exhausting situations. All entrepreneurs should take note of the key players we've highlighted on our list - these important contacts can provide critically needed capital to fuel growth and open even more doors in the future. The potential of African markets is enormous and we’re excited to be a part of their story.

Know another fund who finances deals in Africa that we missed? Let us know and we’ll get them included in our next feature.

You can download the full market map of the the most active emerging market debt investors below.

Want to learn more about how Cascade Debt helps connect businesses to debt financing sources, structure, and manage loans? Schedule a demo with our team.