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Emerging Capital Partners
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,[1][2] 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,[3] the company became the first private equity group to raise over $1 billion for investment in Africa.[4] ECP has made over 60 investments covering more than 40 African countries and has realized nearly 40 full exits.[5]

Contents

1 Approach 2 Environmental, Social, and Governance Practices 3 References 4 External links

Approach[edit] ECP seeks to identify opportunities in sectors that benefit from the long-term structural demographic and economic shifts driving Africa’s growth.[6][7] ECP focuses on investments in consumer goods, financial services, telecommunications, and infrastructure sectors and has previously invested in rubber and sugar companies, restaurant chains,[8] power and water utilities,[9] banks,[10] telecoms towers[11][12] and PayTV.[13] ECP is particularly active in West and East Africa[14] and covers Africa’s major hub economies from six offices on the continent:

North Africa
Africa
(Tunis, Tunisia) Francophone West Africa
Africa
(Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire) Anglophone West Africa
Africa
(Lagos, Nigeria) Central Africa
Africa
(Douala, Cameroon) East Africa
Africa
(Nairobi, Kenya) Southern Africa
Africa
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

Environmental, Social, and Governance Practices[edit] ECP strives to lift performance and profitability, building sustainable businesses that bring lasting benefits to their communities. In May 2010, ECP signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI),[15] 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 process. 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 Private Equity
Private Equity
Africa
Africa
Climate Change Investment Support (PEACCHIS) program. The program is designed to enhance sustainability best practices in Africa. References[edit]

^ " Private Equity
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
Africa
Fund II Final Close". ECP. Retrieved 15 July 2016.  ^ "Emerging Capital Partners: no Lack of Opportunity in Africa". 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
Africa
wakes up to the smell of coffee". Africa
Africa
Outlook. 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 November 2014.  ^ " Private equity
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
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. 

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