Verdant Capital has advised a leading UK private equity firm on the sale of Biyinzika Poultry International Limited.

Verdant Capital has advised a leading UK private equity firm on the sale of Biyinzika Poultry International Limited (“BPIL”), a vertically integrated poultry business in Uganda, to an investor consortium including a US single-family office and a regional industry executive. The sale represented a 100% interest in BPIL. BPIL was founded in 1990 as a poultry breeder farm and has grown steadily over the years to establish itself as a key player in the Ugandan poultry industry. It is a leading supplier of day-old chicks, poultry feeds, broilers, and branded and unbranded dressed chicken. It trades under brand names, including […]

Verdant Capital completes 18 transactions in 2023 and receives awards from Africa Global Funds

Pan-African investment bank and investment manager completed 18 transactions in 2023 and received accolades from the prestigious Africa Global Funds awards.  The firm won Best Independent Advisory Firm – pan-Africa and Best Advisory Firm to Private Equity.  In 2023, Verdant Capital further emphasised the strength of the pan-African franchise, completing five transactions in South Africa, two in other SADC countries, eight in East Africa and three in West Africa.  Eleven of the transactions were for private equity investors or portfolio companies of private equity. Verdant Capital, a successful investment bank operating since 2013, in 2021 established an investment management division […]

European Microfinance Award 2023

Yikri won the European Microfinance Award 2023 for its commitment to addressing the complex challenges of food security and nutrition in Burkina Faso. HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg presented the European Microfinance Award 2023 to Yikri, a microfinance institution from Burkina Faso, at a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg on 16 November 2023. Yikri has won the €100 000 European Microfinance Award 2023 from the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg. The other two finalists were Kenya’s Fortune Credit Ltd and Guatemala’s Fundación Génesis Empresarial. Yikri champions social microfinance for […]

Verdant Capital advises UsPlus on EUR 2 million debt capital raise.

Verdant Capital is pleased to announce that it has facilitated and advised on the raising of EUR 2 million of debt funding for US Plus Limited (“UsPlus”), an innovative specialist SME financing firm based in South Africa. The investor in the transaction is Triodos Investment Management (“Triodos”), a leading global impact investment firm based in the Netherlands. The funding increases UsPlus’ capacity to finance SMEs in South Africa, thereby contributing to the country’s development agenda.  The new funding further broadens the institutional funding base of UsPlus following the USD 10 million debt capital raise completed by Verdant Capital in 2022 […]

Video Africa 2024 – Save the Date!   March 18 – 20, 2024

Verdant Capital has announced dates for the 5th edition of Video Africa. Verdant Capital hosted its 4th Video Africa virtual investor conference from March 22nd to the 24th, 2023. Over the three days, more than 60 one-on-one meetings were held with leading relevant investors from 22 countries and 17 of its selected clients with operations in 13 countries across Africa. Represented were microfinance banks, credit-only institutions, innovative credit businesses, fintechs, technology-driven leasing businesses, insurtechs, circular economy businesses, and agri-businesses who are currently raising debt or equity through Verdant Capital. The first Video Africa was held in 2020 within the first weeks of […]