Our Mission


To identify, invest in and deliver projects in growth markets in Africa, which create value and meet local and consumer demand.

The Company is leveraging its expertise and position in regional markets to access unique and highly prospective projects in the emerging African consumer market.

The Company's primary focus will be on utilising its expertise and networks to generate returns and maximise opportunities that arise from exposure to this burgeoning market.

Board of Directors


Our team has an exceptional wealth of experience spanning multiple sectors and disciplines.

Carl Esprey, Chief Executive Officer


Mr Esprey who qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst, has built an expansive career in the natural resource investment and development sector. After beginning his career at Deloitte in Johannesburg in 2001, Mr Esprey joined BHP Billiton in 2004 as an analyst focussed on mergers and acquisitions. After four years at BHP Billiton, Mr Esprey used his expertise in the resource industry to move into equity investment and joined GLG Partners in London in 2008, where he focussed on natural resources investments.

Andrew Groves, Non-Executive Director


Mr Groves has significant experience in operations management in Southern and Central Africa and is a director of a number of public and private companies, including companies in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Mr Groves also has experience of introducing several African focussed companies to AIM together with Mr Edmonds. Mr Groves' current directorships include his role as CEO of Agriterra Limited and non-executive director of African Potash Limited. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and educated in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Jonathan Wright, Non-Executive Director


Mr Wright is a corporate finance director at FirstEnergy Capital, a specialist oil & gas investment bank with offices in Calgary and London. Prior to joining FirstEnergy, Mr Wright spent over 13 years at Seymour Pierce, latterly as head of corporate finance. During that time, he led the advisory teams on dozens of financing, M&A and other transactions, including numerous IPOs and fundraisings on AIM and the Official List and several hostile and recommended takeovers. Prior to Seymour Pierce, Mr Wright spent five years in private practice as a corporate lawyer where he specialised in advising small and medium sized public and private companies.