Investing in Growth in Africa
Maris is a diversified investment holding company that offers investors access to Africa’s long term growth. Maris initially started operations in 2006 in South Sudan before setting up the Maris Africa Fund in 2009 - one of the top performing venture capital funds in Africa.
In 2014, Maris restructured into a permanent capital vehicle and now operates across nine countries in Eastern & Southern Africa. Maris is headquartered in Mauritius and supports its investments from offices in Nairobi, Maputo and London.
The group is intensely focused on operational performance and set up many of the companies it owns. However, Maris is always open to new investment opportunities or those looking to sell their business or experienced managers looking for backing in setting up a new venture.
Maris actively invests across four core divisions: Property Services, Business Services, Mining, and Ag, Food & Forestry. The largest part of the Property Services division, Africa Logistics Properties, is focused on building, owning and operating Grade A warehousing, industrial property and logisitics parks. The other component constructs and operates long-term serviced accommodation for multinational clients, often in frontier locations.
The Business Services division includes MT Group, our regional machinery dealership, and Equator Energy, the largest commercial and industrial solar power provider in East Africa. The Mining division concentrates on bringing stranded gold mines back into highly cash-generative production.
The Ag, Food & Forestry division owns Equatoria Teak Company, the second largest sustainable teak grower in Africa. It also owns a large share of Tatepa, the third largest tea exporter and second largest avocado producer in Tanzania.
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