Scroll to top

ABOUT US

54 Capital is an Africa-focused asset manager created in 2013 by Saad Aouad, its current Chief Investment Officer, and Emmanuel Couteau, its current Chief Operating Officer.

From inception, 54 Capital has set itself apart with an agile and adaptive deal-by-deal execution and fundraising strategy. This strategy ensures a better alignment with the interests of each of its investors, as well as provides greater accountability and increased value to all stakeholders. 54 Capital has no pressure to deploy, before the end of a given investment period, a blind pool of capital already committed to a fund. Instead, 54 Capital thrives to only source investments that will best fit its investors’ risk appetite and return expectations.

OUR INVESTMENTS

54 Capital takes a deal-by-deal approach to investing, fundraising and execution, instead of the standard private equity fund model.

This strategy ensures a better alignment with the interests of each of its investors, as well as provides greater accountability and increased value to all stakeholders. 54 Capital has no pressure to deploy, before the end of a given investment period, a blind pool of capital already committed to a fund. Instead, 54 Capital thrives to only source investments that will best fit its investors’ risk appetite and return expectations.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Barriers to entry and success are high in Africa (red tape, different legal and tax systems, informal local lobbies, significant local presence needed for effective portfolio management).

Our priority is to build scale and first class expertise in a small number of countries with strong growth potential and favorable governance and investment environment.