Investing in growth in Africa
Maris is a diversified investment holding company, committed to responsible, long-term growth in Africa.
We offer investors unique access to frontier markets across the world’s fastest-growing continent.
Our hands-on commitment to operational performance gives us the insight and agility required for success across five core sectors in some of Africa’s most challenging and remote business environments.
Between 2009, when we started our first business in South Sudan, and 2013, we grew to be one of Africa’s top performing private equity funds, doubling the value of our portfolio.
In 2014 we became a Permanent Capital Vehicle, a structure that reflects our commitment to sustainable, responsible long-term growth.
WE OPERATE ACROSS 5 STRATEGIC DIVISIONS IN 9 COUNTRIES
The success of a hybrid solar-diesel system in our Juba business demonstrates the huge impact solar could make on South Sudan’s wider development.
Acacia Village in Juba, South Sudan, is a piece of calm in a country characterised by conflict. The management team specialises in designing, delivering and operating camps and logistics services in the world’s most challenging environments, where armed violence and lawlessness, economic crisis and food insecurity are daily realities.
In one of the world’s least electrified country, keeping the lights on is a primary challenge. According to the International Energy Agency only 1% of South Sudan’s 12.5 million people had access to electricity in the country in 2017. Since then a new power plant in the capital city Juba has been built, but the prohibitive price per kWh, coupled with the instability of an infant grid system mean that most of Juba’s residents continue to rely on diesel generators.