Our dedicated investment banking team specialises in M&A and Growth Financing, delivering a suite of services tailored to the unique needs of businesses in the Fintech, Climate, tech-enabled commerce, and communications tech sectors.
Chief Financial Officer – DAI
Managing Partner – ButcherJoseph & Co
Senior Advisor - Nigeria
Country Director – DAI
Africa advisor to Tony Blair
Managing Director - TC Magister
Co-founder & CEO – TC Capital
Managing Director - TC Magister
Country advisor - France
Founder of European tech ventures
Senior Advisor – Israel Climate tech/medtech
Ex CEO Medtech
Senior Advisor - Europe climate tech
CEO at Skalers & former Amazon Executive
Digital twin technology offers a way of revolutionising our approach to energy efficiency and will be a powerful complementary force alongside developments in the physical technologies driving the energy transition. These digital replicas of physical assets and processes, built on sophisticated mathematical models, go beyond static simulations by incorporating live data and allowing highly complex systems to be evaluated in real-time.
FemTech encompasses a diverse range of companies addressing critical aspects of women’s well-being, a $28 billion sector that extends well beyond reproductive health. However, despite its growth, FemTech receives only 1 to 2% of total health tech funding due to a lack of understanding in the investor community.
The travel tech sector is witnessing noteworthy developments. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) are still capitalising on the shift from traditional to digital platforms, gaining a greater share of the travel and tourism market. In more developed markets, OTAs are increasingly focusing on improving the user experience by leveraging generative AI…
Digital Asset Management (DAM) providers are becoming indispensable, offering a centralised, secure, and efficient way to manage digital assets. Propelled by artificial intelligence (AI), machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and computer vision integrations, the DAM market is predicted to quadruple from $4 billion today to over $12 billion by 2030.
In 2023, the European venture capital landscape veered away from the exuberant valuations and frenetic deal-making that characterised 2021, signifying a reassessment of investor expectations.
The once-standard benchmark of becoming a unicorn (achieving a $1 billion valuation or exit) was suddenly overly optimistic as the tightening of fundraising avenues spurred a hunt for more modest yet viable exit strategies…
2023 proved a challenging year for the climate vertical. European climate investments succumbed to the broader market downturn, experiencing a 39% drop in deals and capital, in line with the rest of the European market. Whilst severe, this decline is less acute than the US, where VC funding plummeted by 60% year-on-year.
The African business landscape is consolidating as it evolves toward a more mature phase. In recent years, including 2023, we’ve seen the initial ripples of this through a wave of smaller M&A deals. These deals have been driven by companies seeking geographic expansion, diversification of their client base, or opportunistic acquisitions of distressed assets.
Digital identification leverages advanced technologies like biometrics, cryptographic methods, and secure authentication protocols to establish a robust and tamper-resistant means of verifying an individual’s identity. By incorporating multi-factor authentication, facial recognition, fingerprint scanning, or other biometric markers, digital IDs significantly enhance the security and accuracy of identity verification.
Despite the funding downturn, anticipation was palpable as COP28 commenced, bringing a weighty agenda filled with critical issues and decisions. One central point of discussion revolved around the proposed Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, which received backing from numerous Global South countries and the European Parliament.
African universities face challenges in delivering high-quality education, impeding the development of tech talent. Outdated curricula often fall short of meeting the dynamic demands of the tech industry, leaving graduates with skills misaligned with practical job requirements and the latest technologies.
The production of batteries, the lifeblood of electric vehicles, has a massive environmental impact. It involves a significant allocation of resources, many of them scarce. The destructive practices employed while extracting these resources result in habitat destruction, soil pollution, and water contamination, posing a substantial environmental burden.
Recent strides in Natural Language Processing (NLP), particularly with models like GPT, have granted LegalTech companies the capability to automate intricate text analysis with Artificial Intelligence (AI) anticipated to take over as much as 40% of legal work.
Fermentation is leading the charge in revolutionising our food system. With agriculture and livestock placing increasing demands on our planet making up 14% of all human-caused greenhouse gas releases, 40% of global methane emissions, and 65% of nitrous oxide emissions, fermentation emerges as a promising technology.
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) has long been a vital part of the global financial ecosystem, with the first deal dating back to the 1870s. Until recently Africa hasn’t developed enough companies of scale for successful M&A to drive highly profitable exits, with M&A on the continent accounting for only 2% of global deal value.