Cauris Management

About Cauris

Cauris Management is the first regional private equity fund manager established in Francophone West Africa. It has been operational since 1996 and invests in SMEs with substantial growth potential. We are based in Lomé and Abidjan and this provide us with a strong proximity to the regional private sector.

Our experience in 20 years comes down to:

  • 3 generations of funds focused on SMEs, with cumulated AUM of 54.64 billion CFA francs (€83.3 million)
  • 47 investments and 40 exits
  • Improving governance, growth and profitability of most of our investments, thus contributing to the development of the sub region

The team is comprised of experienced professionals, with a strong commitment to regional growth and development. We have an unparallel knowledge of the regional economy and an extensive network in Africa and elsewhere. This allows us to adopt best international practices in terms of private equity fund management. Our track record remains the best guarantee of our experience and our commitment to support the growth and well-being of the West African region. We don't only provide risk capital, but also ensure that portfolio companies benefit from our extensive business network. Our focus is primarily on SMEs in expansion phase but we can also back well structured startups or restructuring plays.

Our investors are regional or international reputable financial institutions. They trust us because we can provide them with high returns, not only in financial terms but also in terms of impact on growth and development of our region. Our aim is twofold: to maximize returns on investment for our investors and to contribute significantly to the strengthening of the regional private sector.

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