Mission and Values

Arise is a leading African boutique investment company owned by Norfund, NorFinance, FMO and Rabo Partnerships. We partner with sustainable banks, fintechs and non-banking financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa to help them become leaders in their markets. Our local knowledge, strong capital base, significant minority shareholdings and hands-on approach provides the support they need to become financially sustainable and strong contributors to the economies in which they operate, stimulating economic growth and job creation.

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 working to increase financial inclusion and employment, and by aiming to strengthen rural development and alleviate poverty.

Our Mission

By building strong, sustainable financial service providers, we will make a positive impact in Africa and achieve long-term market returns that go beyond stakeholder expectations. We aim to become a leading and trusted investment and development partner for independent financial service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Values

Our values are the heart of our business.

We are Considerate

Africa is a landscape founded on relationships and connections. This means understanding our partners and finding out how we can work together to achieve our mutual goals. We care about others, about the impact our actions have on our stakeholders and about the environment. It’s not just about what we do, it’s about 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 act. Decisive, agile and energetic, we are committed to growing local prosperity.

We are Optimistic

We see possibilities everywhere, in the people we partner with, the businesses we support and the communities we work in. We are excited about the future of Africa.

We are Ethical

We engage in responsible financial practices. We are diligent, thoughtful, and ensure that we are informed.