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
Equator energy brings solar power to new locations in Puntland
Equator Energy, the largest owner and operator of B2B solar power plants in East Africa, reports a successful first quarter of solar power generation in Puntland, Somalia, delivering cleaner, cheaper electricity to domestic and industrial consumers.
In March 2020, Equator commissioned two solar power plants totalling 1.6 MW of installed solar capacity. These run in parallel to diesel generators and are located in two major cities in Puntland. Both systems are fully financed and owned by Equator, operating under power purchase agreements with Puntland’s largest privately-owned independent power producer (IPP), Ente Nazionale Energia Electrica (ENEE).