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About Us

Taking Africa’s local prosperity to new heights

Arise is a leading African investment company backed by three reputable cornerstone investors, namely Norfund, Rabobank, and FMO. We partner with sustainable locally owned financial services providers in Sub-Saharan Africa who are searching for a way to keep their independence but need financial expertise and long-term capital to prosper. Our in-depth local knowledge, minority shareholding and hands-on approach gives them the support they need to become financially sustainable and a strong contributor to the economy.

It’s our way of making a lasting, positive difference to the people, businesses and communities of Africa.

Our Vision

Our goal is to contribute to economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and the prosperity of its people. We will achieve this by increasing financial inclusion and employment, strengthening rural development and alleviating poverty.

Our Mission

By building strong, operationally sustainable financial service providers, we aim to have a positive impact in Africa and achieve long-term market returns that go beyond stakeholder expectations.

We aim to become the leading and most trusted local investment and development partner for independent financial service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa. We will achieve this by taking a long-term view that appeals to a broader investor base.

Our Values

Our values are the heart of our business. Every decision we make and action we take is aligned to these core philosophies. It’s what makes us unique and capable of achieving great things.

We are Considerate – Africa is a business landscape founded on relationships and connections. This means getting to know our partners and finding out how we can work together to achieve our mutual goals. We care about others and the impact our actions have on our stakeholders. It’s not just about what we do, it’s the spirit in which we do it.

We are Dynamic – We don’t just dream, we do. We roll up our sleeves and get involved. We know that the only way to make a real difference is to take action. Decisive, agile and energetic, we’re committed to growing local prosperity and building a legacy.

We are Optimistic – The opposite of short-term isn’t long-term. It’s being optimistic. We see possibilities everywhere. It’s in the people we partner with. The businesses we support. The communities we work in. We’re excited about the future of Africa and the success that lies ahead.

We are Ethical – We engage in responsible financial practices. This means being diligent, thoughtful and informed. We hold people’s futures in our hands and we act in a way that respects this.