excelsum strategic congo growth fund (xscg)

Invest in DRC youth and communities to deliver Emerging Markets SDG and Sustainable Impact

AN OPPORTUNITY TO DELIVER SDGs IN AFRICA'S UNTAPPED FRONTIER MARKET

We are bullish about The Democratic Republic of Congo’s upcoming industril boom. The country is renowned for its gigantic mineral reserves: the country boast near unlimited potential for the production of  every major minerals and electronic components necessary for the Fourth Industrial Revolution phase. This is the path to eradicate poverty and provide employment to Africa’s fastest growing youth population.

excelsum strategic congo growth fund (xscg) taps into the need to create awareness of the opportunities and potential Private Equity AND FAMILY OFFICE INVESTING provide for DRCongo's economic and social empowerment .

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drc facts sheet

The Democratic Republic of Congo  possess many of the underlying fundamentals and components of a dynamic high growth market. It is predicted  to be one of the most populous and urbanised countries in the world with its capital Kinshasa reaching 75million in 5 years. More than 50 percent of its population are aged under 22 years. Aforementioned urbanisation translates into growth in consumption and an increase in manufacturing and services with the view to cater to the bottom of the pyramid in this distinct market configuration.

Despite the political hurdles and business climate impediments that impacted the ease of doing business in the DRC in the past, the country has finally entered a new zealous era of growth and development. The recent democratic electoral process setting precedence for encouraging political and institutional frameworks.  This also engenders massive positive prospects for macroeconomic stability,  industrial robustness and growth coupled with a generational wealth -creating entrepreneurial boom.  

"CONGOPTIMISM": Time to prioritise drc on the global investor's agenda.

WHY A DRC FOCUSED FUND?

How do you improve the social conditions and support the migration of unemployed women and buoyant youth into the mainstream economy? How do you transform a dormant and emerging market with astronomical potential into global cardinal example of industrial revenues stream, technological innovation and extractive industries value maximization ?

 

A SOCIAL IMPACT FUND THAT CREATES VALUE AND
GENERATE RETURNS WHERE IT IS MOST NEEDED .

GLOBAL COMPETENCE DEPLOYED WITH LOCAL EXPERTISE

LONG TERM INVESTMENT VIEW FOR HIGH YIELD GROWTH

INVESTING FOR SOCIAL & ECONOMIC IMPACT

"OUR PHILOSOPHY:
MORE SUSTAINABLE INVESTING, LESS AID."

As an international capital broker originating from the DRC, our founder Ms Tania Eyanga has noted the massive gap in private equity  allocated to DRC’s industrial development agenda.  Practitioneers of the investment commnity have historically overlooked the phenomenal potential the DRC offers. This oversight is mainly caused by the lack of communication promoting the country as a viable investment destination. Additionally, the lack of understanding of the underlying dynamics distinct to this particular market has starved the country from being a potential recipient of  significance for global private equity allocations. 

This mechanism of financing is capable of capturing the fascinating exponential value and phenomenal rise in entrepreneurial talent, in conjunction of our support in businesses and ventures in the private sector to stimulate job creation. The necessity of creating a fund that puts DRCongo on the priority list of the global investor’s agenda is instrumental in unleashing the potential of SMEs and other exponential industrial operations in the country. Although the challenge lies  predominantly in exporting the country’s positive narrative and build a better reputational perception, Excelsum’s Strategic Congo Growth Fund aims to increase LP confidence to enable DRC to attract momentum in attracting sustainable financing and applying this model for potential development. 

Most notably, our Fund is committed to be an interface in support of  the development of education and human capacity building programmes, to empower the future generations of the DRC. It intends to identify key drivers and create more traction in development of the private and public  education sector. We intend to build the capacity of  SMEs and large enterprises and deploy the necessary capital enabling growth in this sector to support youth employment and community women enterprise.  Our fund targets young and mature entrepreneurs, SMEs and established commercial suppliers, education technology operators and other participants involved in its development.

 

 

 

 

In order to create wealth and value, challenges must be exploited and risks c be opportunities. The DRC presents phenomenal investment potential for attractive return and long term impact. 

“ The pool of tangible prospects for growth in DRC can't be ignored.”

Tania Eyanga, MBA.

we believe in private sector impact investing as a vehicle and partner to eradicate poverty, provide jobs and create an inclusive economic growth in the drc.

INVEST IN The HEART OF AFRICA

DRC IS ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC MARKETS IN THE WORLD.

About the fund

The mission of the first and pioneering Excelsum Strategic Congo Growth Fund is to unlock value with institutional, private equity and venture capital participation in the DRC’s growth story. Our Fund  will thrive to create economic opportunities by creating a financing space for the growth of existing firms, startups and the development of industrial scale production facilities fully positioned to be recipients of portions of venture and private investments earmarked for the African capital allocation. Most family owned businesses, SMEs or even large companies know considerable difficulty in accessing funding from traditional banks  to support their expansive and productive operations. Capital raised through the fund will serve to harness the dormant potential in variety of sectors by capitalising SMEs and mid cap companies or ventures on a national scale.

investment areas

infrastructure assets

With growth forecast projecting market fundamentals in favor of infrastructure development in DRC in the coming years, Excelsum Ventures’s Strategic Congo Growth Fund primary agenda is to contribute to the efforts of the gorvenement’s effort of building infrastructure and its auxiliary sectors the DRC that will propel the region into an infrastructure hub of the future. As we identify high yield opportunities in terms of infrastructural projects as an asset class from a global funds and LPs portfolio perspective, investing in our fund offer GPs and LPs access and positions to the major and midcap developments unfolding in the region and greater Central Africa.

Extractives, power & renewable energy

Mining, renewable energy, hydro power and electrification remain the key strategic sectors in the region. DRC illustrates massive potential to deliver  value and develop productive businesses operating at the periphery of  the country’s infrastructure  sufficiency. 

education sector

Human Capital and Capacity Building is the pillar of a healthy society and is the assured path to  uplift Africa’s youth out of poverty. The average Congolese households believe in the value of education and spends more on education related expenditure than food.  

We aim to mobilise capital to scale up and support  entreprise programmes and initiatives that offer disadvantaged young girls and boys an equitable access to education. Our mission consists in playing a role in the rebuilding of the education infrastructure and introduction of  edutech in the education space in the DRC.

 

disruptive technologies

The Fund aims to unlock the potential of the ICT  and tech activities currently taking place in the country including the technological advancement and “leapfrogging”  recorded from digital space in tech and fintech entrepreneurial communities in the DRC  that we envision to be serious global competitors.

consumer goods (fmcg) & manufacturing

FMCG in the DRC is a very distinct yet exciting space that many multinationals have been reluctant to occupy due to past political and macroeconomic indicators. However, consumer products and services importers from Middle East and South America have taken a majority position in the FMCG market. Our Fund’s mission is to be a  catalyst for growth and  a funding enabler for portfolio companies in this space constituted by a string of  of indigenous firms targeting local production and manufacturing of FMCG goods and services. 

WOMEN & COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE

Impact Investing, community enterprise and empowerment remain the major theme reflecting the pillar and vision of Excelsum and our Strategic Congo Growth Fund. Our capital allocation  targets will be geared towards sourcing and financing the multiple high potental SMEs lagging in securing funding to support instrumental innovations that are making impact to the community. 

"THE DRC PRESENTS PHENOMENAL POSSIBILITIES TO EXPLORE AND IMMENSE VALUES TO UNLOCK."

Open to Local, Intra-African.and global investors

Small & Mid-cap companies for attractive hurdle rate

Investment leads and pipeline on the ground vetted for successful exits.

WE ARE CONSIDERED AS DRC INVESTMENT ADVOCATES AND LOBBY PASSIONATELY ON CAPITAL MARKETS TO INCREASE FDI, VC & PE DEAL FLOW INTO THE COUNTRY.

THE XSCF SERVES AS A LONG TERM GEOGRAPHICAL DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGY NECESSARY FOR ANY SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR'S PORTFOLIO.

"we leverage our network of Proprietary and indigenous deal sourcing in the drc"

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WE ARE HAPPY TO SHARE DETAIL ABOUT OUR UPCOMING FUND RAISING ROUND.

want to invest?

Maintaining a diversified high-impact and high return portfolio relies on spotting potential whilst adopting long-term investment strategy. We believe in DRC as a viable investment destination exhibiting strong wave of investable activities and phenomenal capacity and opportunities in an array of product markets and services. 

We possess privileged access to mature industries that can serve  diversify your emerging markets portfolio . So get on the bandwagon: find out how you can join our next fund raising round and upcoming launch. Fill in your details below  so we can follow up with you, or  email us on teyanga@excelsumventures.com

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