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
In countries with weak rule of law, social impact is as central to a business’ license to operate as property title deeds or a registration number. Where corruption and unpredictable political economics are the name of the game, your best insurance policy is a solid relationship with the local community - they must perceive you as worth keeping.
The positive social impact business can have has myriad long-term benefits for us all. The pandemic has exposed our collective need for equitable growth, lower inequality and true environmental sustainability. But in Africa especially these are also essential for short-term survival.