We are pleased to have advised and led the successful sale of Satel Oy, a global leader in precision positioning […]
DAI Magister has announced its latest successful deal, advising Equator Energy Ltd (Equator Energy), as IBL Energy Holdings Ltd (IBL […]
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Energy Transition investment banker Stefan Walter, as Principal. Stefan brings with him […]
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with TC Capital, an established investment bank in Asia, to create a […]
Several well-known African start-ups have successfully gone through the ‘DAI Magister Academy’, a customised, FREE SERVICE aimed at helping early-stage […]
According to research estimates of total investments in energy, innovations and climate adaption etc start at $3.5 trillion per annum, […]
DAI Magister was pleased to advise leading distributed energy company PEG Africa on their merger with Bboxx, a UK start-up […]
We are pleased to announce the appointment of seasoned investment banker Risana Zitha, who will lead DAI Magister’s Africa branch […]
We are pleased to announce two significant appointments. Former Jimmy Choo CEO, Pierre Denis, and corporate director and former Agent-General […]
DAI Magister is pleased to announce the appointment of two senior advisors, Claude Sassoulas and Sudhir Ispahani, both highly successful, […]
DAI Magister was privileged to advise Africa’s leading connected asset financing platform, M-KOPA, on its recent growth equity round of […]
DAI Magister was privileged to advise the leading high-performance computing (HPC) software provider for enterprises, Bright Computing, on its sale […]
Investment in European deep tech has mirrored the broader decline in the technology sector; it has halved since the peak of 2021’s boom, reflecting investor preferences for ventures with lower capital expenditures and associated risks. Deep tech start-ups in Health and Bio, Transportation, Energy, and SaaS & AI verticals experienced the most significant drops.
Investors are steering clear of Africa’s non-bank lending sector amid prevailing macroeconomic conditions marked by high interest rates and slowing growth. However, pockets of opportunities with compelling risk-adjusted returns remain within productive asset-backed financing.
Pollinator insect population are plummeting due to climate change, with Honeybee hives seeing a near-record 48% loss from April 2022 to April 2023, worse than the 12-year 40% average. This jeopardises global food production, which relies on pollinators, mainly bees, to fertilise plants and trees. This complex process holds an immense economic value of approximately EUR 153 billion.
Prior to 2022, African growth companies had begun raising $50m+ equity rounds regularly for the first time in history, mainly in fintech but increasingly in sectors such as logistics, education, and healthcare. Since the market downturn, those large rounds have slowed to a trickle, even though today there are more African companies than ever before who are truly “eligible” to raise that kind of capital.
The Bessemer Cloud Index, representing enterprise SaaS companies with a market cap of around $1.5 trillion, highlights the potential of embedded AI. A mere 10% AI value addition could yield a remarkable $150 billion boost.The true game-changer is applying embedded AI to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), where the impact could be 2-3 times higher.
Our latest blog examines the carbon accounting software market, expected to reach over $60 billion by 2030, quadrupling its current value. Similarly, the carbon credits market is projected to surpass $50 billion in the same year, presenting attractive investment prospects.
Climate adaptation offers significant investment opportunities in the growing market. With a potential value of $2 trillion annually within five years, private investors can tap into the groundwork laid by the public sector, whilst driving real near-term climate benefits.
The rise of Generative AI is on the verge of sparking a revolutionary shift similar to the transformative impact of AWS on enterprise businesses. Projections suggest that AI has the potential to contribute an astonishing $2.6 to $4.4 trillion to the global economy every year, paving the way for a remarkable transformation across various industries.
The growing digital economy in Africa offers a lucrative prospect for investors and entrepreneurs aiming to tap into the continent’s vast B2B payments market.
In our latest blog post, we emphasise that previous funding predominantly favored fintech companies involved in embedded finance and start-ups focused on digitising the business-to-consumer (B2C) value chain, such as digital banks and payment processors. However, the upcoming phase of investment will primarily focus on B2B payment solutions that integrate the CFO technology stack.
By shifting away from environmentally damaging animal agriculture to alternative proteins could significantly reduce emissions by up to 20% and save an astounding 39 billion cubic metres of water globally. Despite the challenges faced by industry leaders the sector remains resilient with investor interest remaining strong, as evidenced by start-ups securing $3.5 billion in funding in 2022. And the demand for alternative proteins is growing, with global revenues projected to exceed $290 billion by 2035.
Five years into helping African growth companies raise larger rounds, we’ve seen enough to pattern-match the key ingredients that help get larger deals over the line, through up, down and sideways market conditions. So, we thought it would be timely to share our distilled experience as so many growth companies on the continent navigate the next 12-18 months, which will be a defining window for the whole ecosystem.
While drones have been around for a relatively long time, their transformative potential within the commercial realm is only now being realised. In the United Kingdom alone, the deployment of almost 1 million drones is expected to contribute an estimated £45bn to the economy by 2030, with potential net cost savings estimated at £22bn. This will result in a reduction of 2.4 million tons of carbon emissions.
Fintech investment surged to over $1.5bn in 2021 and 2022, with 85% of it flowing to companies in the B2C fintech segment, according to our estimates. This means that less than 15% of total investment went to traditional banks undergoing digital transformation and the start-ups building the infrastructure needed to sustain such widespread digitalisation.
With the shift towards renewables and net zero becoming ever more urgent, the solar manufacturing industry presents an invaluable opportunity for governments and private investors to participate in the energy transition and positively impact local economies by creating jobs and fostering climate tech hubs – all while realising attractive returns.