Maris is an investment holding company diversified across nine African countries. Maris actively invests across four core divisions: Property Services, Business Services, Mining, and Ag, Food & Forestry. Maris is a highly active and intensely operational investor. The group controls over 80% of its holdings and catalyses the growth not only through capital investment, but also through financial, operational and strategic support.
Maris heavily invests in the development of skills and capabilities of its workforce. Regional offices ensure robust governance and environmental & social standards throughout the group. The executive team and board have extensive operational and management experience in emerging and frontier markets. Together, they bring widespread global and local networks, combined with a rigorous investment approach developed through decades of global investment experience.
Maris has identified a number of core investment themes that will drive future expansion of the group. Population growth in Africa is rising faster than any other continent and the population is set to surpass 2 billion by 2040. Rapid urbanisation is seeing 25 million people a year are moving to cities and by 2040 over 1 billion people on the continent will be living in cities. Domestic consumption is set to rise substantially and, coupled with the growth in business to business spending, will present a wide variety of opportunities for Maris going forward.