Momentum to tackle the climate crisis has been building across the world, with progress being made at every front. Bold new emissions-reduction targets, more stringent regulations and a shift to ESG in the private sector have spurred massive investments. Climate tech is only just starting to heat up and we want to support that growth.

The global climate tech market size is estimated to be at US$16.9 bn and is expected to reach US$147.5 bn by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 24.2%. The lion share of funding has flowed to startups in energy, mobility, food, agriculture, land use and water and industry/manufacturing sectors.

As our environment reaches a tipping point, climate tech is set to play an increasingly important role in enabling and accelerating transformation at the speed and scale required to address the climate crisis.

We have advised on over 30 transactions within the climate sector.


Bringing together science and engineering, deep tech has the potential to create significant impact on industries and businesses, providing solutions to complex problems that were once unimaginable. From healthcare to finance, the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics have transformed traditional methods of operation, allowing for greater efficiency and sustainability.

In finance, deep tech is facilitating faster and more secure financial transactions, while in agriculture it is enabling precision farming techniques using drones and satellite imagery to optimise crop yields.

According to Dealrooms 2023 Deep Tech report, European deep tech start-ups raised $17.7B in 2022, 22% less than 2021 total, but still +60% on 2020 and was the 2nd best performing segment behind only energy year on year.

Deep tech has shown resilience in recent market turmoil suggesting that investment in deep tech is likely to continue in the coming years, as businesses and investors recognise the potential for transformative innovations and significant returns on investment.

The following are just a few of the deals we have advised on within this sector:

  • The sale of Bright Computing to NVIDIA
  • Acunu being acquired by Apple
  • CloudFactory securing $65m investment led by FTV Capital
  • The sale of Ekahau to Ziff Davis
  • The sale of ETA devices to Nokia
  • The sale of Ipanema to Them Bravo/InfoVista
  • The sale of Elektrobit to Anite


As Africa’s economy continues to recover from the pandemic, there are positive indications to suggest a robust M&A market is on its way. Economic sentiment is healthy, capital is flowing in, and companies are maturing and looking to expand.

In the last few years, we have seen significant changes; funding is pouring in at an unprecedented rate, and large funding rounds are becoming increasingly common. Last year alone we saw nearly $300m invested, an impressive figure considering this was the approximate total amount of funding recorded in the five years from 2015 to 2019. Africa has been described as the fastest-growing continent for foreign direct investment, ideal for investors.

Beyond deals involving large private companies and big multinationals, we’re likely to see the continued rise of locally led M&As as a growing number of African entrepreneurs are launching fast-growing companies and looking for ways to scale.

In the last few years, we have been on the frontlines facilitating deals and monitoring new developments as these markets continue to transform.

We have advised on over 10 transactions within these markets, where our landmark deals include:

  • Cellulant securing investment by TPG Rise
  • Twiga Foods securing $35m investment by Goldman Sachs
  • Capricorn (trading as BAXI) acquiring by MFS Africa
  • Advising PEG Africa on their merger with Bboxx


DAI Magister helps clients transform our world, one transaction at a time, through essential guidance, creative insights and rigorous execution.


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