EMERGING CAPITAL PARTNERS (ECP) is a Pan-African private equity firm
that has raised over US$2 billion through funds and co-investment
vehicles for growth capital investing in
Africa . Founded in 2000
under the leadership of Thomas Gibian, Hurley Doddy, Vincent Le
Guennou, and Carolyn Campbell, ECP has over 15 years of investing
experience on the continent and is one of the largest and
longest-established private equity fund managers focused on Africa,
with an investment team operating in six offices on the continent. In
May 2007, when ECP closed its second fund with capital commitments of
over US$520 million, the company became the first private equity
group to raise over $1 billion for investment in Africa. ECP has made
over 60 investments covering more than 40 African countries and has
realized nearly 40 full exits.
* 1 Approach
* 2 Environmental, Social, and Governance Practices
* 3 References
* 4 External links
ECP seeks to identify opportunities in sectors that benefit from the
long-term structural demographic and economic shifts driving
Africa’s growth. ECP focuses on investments in consumer goods ,
financial services , telecommunications , and infrastructure sectors
and has previously invested in rubber and sugar companies, restaurant
chains, power and water utilities, banks, telecoms towers and
PayTV. ECP is particularly active in West and East
Africa and covers
Africa’s major hub economies from six offices on the continent:
* Francophone West
Côte d’Ivoire )
* Anglophone West
Johannesburg , South
ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE PRACTICES
ECP strives to lift performance and profitability, building
sustainable businesses that bring lasting benefits to their
In May 2010, ECP signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible
Investment (UNPRI) , which provides a framework for investment
professionals who believe Environmental, Social and Corporate
Governance (ESG) issues affect the performance of investment
portfolios and who seek sustainable approaches in the investment
In October 2011, ECP became the first private equity firm to sign a
co-operation agreement with the International Finance Corporation
(IFC) to participate in its
Africa Climate Change
Investment Support (PEACCHIS) program. The program is designed to
enhance sustainability best practices in Africa.
* ^ "
Private Equity Report". africainvestor. May 2012.
* ^ "Private Equity: The African Adventure". African Business.
Retrieved 10 October 2011.
* ^ "Africa: U.S. Group Musters 500 Million for Africa". AllAfrica.
Retrieved 29 May 2007.
* ^ "
Africa Fund II Final Close". ECP. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
* ^ "Emerging Capital Partners: no Lack of Opportunity in Africa".
Africa Global Funds. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
* ^ "Investing in Africa". Financier Worldwide. May 2015.
* ^ "US investors uncover a new market—and it\'s popping". CNBC.
Retrieved 22 February 2013.
* ^ "East
Africa wakes up to the smell of coffee".
Retrieved 31 May 2016.
* ^ "AXA group takes stake in
Emerging Capital Partners
Emerging Capital Partners - Eranove
subsidiary". Market West Africa. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
* ^ "Oragroup lève 18 millions de dollars". Jeune Afrique.
Retrieved 7 May 2013.
* ^ "Emerging Capital Partners-backed IHS Holding Raises US$2.6
Billion in New Financing (Sub-Saharan Africa)". EMPEA. Retrieved 2
* ^ "
Private equity buoyed by deals in less developed African
markets". Financial Times. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
* ^ "PayTV: Kenya\'s next success story?". Financial Times.
Retrieved 16 May 2011.
* ^ "Q&A: ECP\'s Hurley Doddy on Myths of
Africa and the Arrival of
Megafirms". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
* ^ "Signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment".
Investment Managers. Retrieved 10 January 2013.