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Apis Partners is a private equity asset manager that supports growth stage financial services businesses in Africa and Asia by providing them with catalytic growth equity capital. Apis Partners’ core team is composed by 16 professionals based in London and Lagos, with specialised expertise in financial services and technology in growth markets. Apis Partners’ operating network includes on-the-ground presence in 5 countries and over 20 additional financial services sub-sector experts.
Apis Partners was co-founded by Matteo Stefanel and Udayan Goyal, two seasoned investment professionals who bring approximately 40 years of experience in financial services and Growth Markets investing. Together, they have invested in, managed and advised some of the most emblematic institutions in the sector, and spearheaded some of the most relevant transactions in financial services globally.
Apis Partners manages Apis Growth Fund I, which has received US$ 287 million in commitments from leading global institutional investors, developmental finance institutions and fund of funds.
Apis Partners is highly conscious of the developmental impact that the provision of growth capital for financial services in growth markets can achieve, and financial inclusion is a core tenet of Apis Partners’ investment mandate.
The existing portfolio of investments is strong evidence of how companies can drive financial inclusion and have a meaningful impact in markets, whilst being sustainable and profitable.