SHANAH WAS FOUNDED BETWEEN PARTNERS BASED IN LONDON AND DUBAI IN 2017 WITH THE INTENTION OF DEVELOPING BUSINESSES IN WEST AFRICA. WE AIM TO INVEST IN PROMISING EXISTING COMPANIES AND LOOK TO ESTABLISH NEW ONES.
OUR PORTFOLIO INCLUDES A DIVERSE RANGE OF ENTERPRISES AND WE DO NOT LIMIT OURSELVES TO ANY ONE INDUSTRY OR SECTOR. WE ALSO LOOK TO ESTABLISH LASTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER INVESTORS INTERESTED IN UNDERTAKING PROJECTS WITHIN OUR REGION OF INTEREST.
Shanah is committed to developing our companies over the long term both for their own benefit and for the benefit of the countries in which they operate.
While developed economies have been straining to surpass 1%-2% growth in recent years, economic growth in Africa has exceeded 4% on average since 2008. This surge in growth has expanded well established industries and generated entirely new markets across the continent.
The continent is second only to south-east Asia as the most attractive destination for investors (1). With a GDP of around 2,400 billion USD in 2014, the African continent is one of the most dynamic areas in the world. a remarkable performance given that it was achieved in the midst of a global economic crisis. (2)
Shanah Investments believes that through thorough analysis we can identify early stage growth markets that require further investment. Our strategy is to invest in, build and manage sustainable, socially responsible businesses that will help cultivate West-Africa’s economy at large.
Sources: (1)Ernst & Young; (2)Havas Horizons study; (3)KPMG - Investing in Africa, 2013