Africa Deal Room jointly with DFS Africa

Date – Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Venue – ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time – 10am – 4pm


The Deal Room is free to attend however registration and pre-qualification is required.

The ‘Africa Deal Room’ connects Impact Investors, Private Equity Funds, Investment companies and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to vetted, relevant and development-focused high growth businesses in Africa.  Taking place during CPhI MEA the ‘Africa Deal Room’ is dedicated to pharmaceutical manufacturing companies and those operating throughout the Pharma value chain. It offers the opportunity for both investors and businesses to ‘cut through the clutter’ in finding relevant and strategic partners to work with.

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DFS Africa is a boutique investment firm who offers, amongst other services, Deal Origination and Transaction Advisory services. Our sector agnostic platform originates tailored investment opportunities for Africa-focused investors, whilst helping African companies get matched to the right type of funding for their capital raise.

For our deal origination and transaction advisory services, we target transaction with the following characteristics:

Curated Deals

All transactions we represent are:

  • Post-revenue. Minimum run rate EBITDA of at least $1 million
  • Have minimum operating history of at least 3 years. If a new project, then it must be from promoters who have a track record of successfully executing similar projects
  • Local and committed management team with skin in the game
  • Have a robust business model with potential for scale

Investment size

  • Existing businesses – minimum transaction size of US $10m
  • Greenfield Projects – minimum transaction size of US $100m

Funding Type
Equity, Debt, Convertible Debts, Mezannine financing and Asset Financing

Benefits of working with us

For Investors

  • Cut through the clutter to find businesses/ projects that match your investment objectives
  • Opportunity for face to face meeting (and potential site visits) early on in the due diligence process prior to committing resources to full deal due diligence
  • Faster deal completion and improved ROI as a result of our pre-Deal Room investment sourcing work
  • Investing in Emerging economies allows investors to foment meaningful change, providing not only reliable economic returns, but personal ones as well
  • Free listing on our Deal RoomTM  Portal - the premier Development Finance matchmaking platform exclusively focused on Africa

For Businesses / Government

  • Showcase your businesses / projects to the right people – you will be connected to investors who are actively looking to invest or finance projects in your industry/sector/project
  • Benefit from our suite of competitive Financial Advisory services that facilitates a seamless due diligence process to achieve funding
  • Validate business strategy and connect with top institutional investors, business executives, and entrepreneurs
  • Access to highly specialized and relevant financing sources suitable for stage of business
  • Free one year subscription to Deal RoomTM Portal – the premier Development Finance matchmaking platform exclusively focused on Africa

The Deal Room offers the opportunity for both investors and businesses to ‘cut through the clutter’ in finding relevant and strategic partners to work with. Interested businesses and Investors should follow the relevant links below to register.