Khaya Capital Advisors is an independent boutique advisory firm that engages and supports private equity & venture capital investments as well as corporate development programs in emerging markets.
We advise investors and organizations seeking to seize opportunities to diversify their investment portfolio or grow their business in markets deemed too challenging due to language or cultural differences. We specialize in Emerging Markets with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Our deep expertise in the area of Research, Finance, Strategy and Due Diligence allows us to advise our clients in pursuing growth opportunities.
Many international investors and corporations tend to view these regions as cost prohibitive and high risk due to language, cultural, business and legal rules or accounting differences. Thus, yield-seeking or efficiency/diversification-seeking investors on the one hand and resource-seeking or new market-seeking firms on the other hand tend to make their investment and operational decisions based on familiarity and perceived lower risk in more established markets (North & Southern Africa). International firms for example tend to enter these markets through appointment of local agents, or channel companies given exclusive single-man-in-territories rights as a way to cultivate markets, rather than seeking to extend their tried and tested domestic business model to these markets. Private equity Investors tend to focus on established regional leaders with a more crowded investment fields rather than small emerging localities (i.e. investment in an oil field in Nigeria rather than in a similar opportunities in a nascent oil giant like Ghana).
We believe that successful expansion into these territories requires that organizations, whether small or large spend an adequate amount of time planning and conducting thorough research and due diligence to assess the market opportunity.
International investors and firms will greatly benefit from our experts’ advice with combined experiences in multiple markets (North America, Europe and Africa). Drawing upon a deep experience base in global emerging markets, we combine local knowledge with global relationships to help investors and businesses successfully navigate an increasingly globalized economy. Having dedicated resources with the right expertise will serve our clients well in clearly articulating the rationale and estimating the value proposition for international investments and business development.