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Focus Sectors and Investment Criteria

Tana invests between US$20 million and US$75 million to acquire significant minority or control equity positions in established businesses.

Consumer Focus

Companies well positioned to meet the consumption needs of Africa’s young, energetic and growing population are core to Tana’s consumer focus.

Within the consumer sector, Tana focuses its efforts on:

  • Food, beverage and personal care fast moving consumer goods
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Agribusiness

We would also consider select opportunities in leisure, manufacturing, retail financial services, media, logistics and business services.

Investment Criteria

Tana prefers companies operating in sectors that have the following characteristics:

  • Large, addressable and rapidly growing market
  • Minimal public sector dependency
  • Attractive industry structure with proven, profitable and sustainable business model
  • Highly scalable business with standardised and repeatable processes
  • Internal expansion opportunities, as well as potential for add-on acquisitions
  • Distinct competitive advantage driving strong market position
  • Talented and visionary entrepreneur/majority shareholder/management team
  • Clearly identifiable and implementable levers for value creation
  • Appropriate corporate governance