02.08.2013 Australia plan to tax bank deposits +++ 02.08.2013 Altech's expensive expansion to Africa lessons +++ 02.08.2013 Liberty takes hands-on approach in Nigeria +++ 02.08.2013 Maputo is beeming with car exports +++ 02.08.2013 Fitch affirms South African banks +++ 02.08.2013 Shell profits plunge on US shale write-down, Nigeria +++ 02.08.2013 No blind dates for communications in Africa +++ 02.08.2013 Scan shows new market +++ 01.08.2013 Libya oil exports plunge as protesters block terminals +++ 01.08.2013 Funding for 50 The Fish & Chip Co. outlets announced +++ 31.07.2013 World Bank mobilized record support for African growth in FY13 +++ 31.07.2013 Hunger costs Swaziland 3% of GDP +++ 31.07.2013 Gold Fields appoints new head for West Africa +++ 31.07.2013 Absa not planning further BEE deals‚ other acquisitions +++ 30.07.2013 Absa drops more than 4% on special dividend +++ 30.07.2013 Massmart opens second Builders Warehouse in Botswana +++ 29.07.2013 EIB urges Slovenia to speed up use of loan +++ 29.07.2013 Kenyan, Nigerian banks do well on share price returns +++ 26.07.2013 Absa rumoured to be planning a special dividend +++ 26.07.2013 Citibank targets revenue growth in Africa +++ 19.07.2013 Absa to launch gold ETF in Mauritius next week +++ 12.07.2013 FirstRand offer for Ghana’s MBG lapses +++ 09.05.2013 Alexander Forbes completes sale of Kenya healthcare business +++ 29.04.2013 From just a dollar, Kenya's cellphone bank gives loans +++ 10.04.2013 FNB to facilitate remittances to Zimbabwe from SA +++ 06.03.2013 Econet to open Hillbrow outlet for Zimbabwean users +++ 25.02.2013 Absa shareholders approve BarclaysAfrica deal +++ 07.02.2013 RMB Nigeria opens for business in Lagos +++ 18.01.2013 NWK spins into Zambia +++ 15.01.2013 Absa makes 3 new senior appointments +++
The financial services sector is one of the strongest growing sectors in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Once seen as unpromising and overly risky, SSA is now one of the world’s fastest growing emerging banking markets. Additionally, ADC focuses on private equity investments in SSA and follows an active management approach providing added value in operations to its portfolio companies. In particular, ADC transfers international expertise, network and know-how, which are key components of doing business and being successful in Africa.
ADC invests in frontier markets that are at a much earlier stage of economic and financial market development than emerging markets and are often at a turning point, showing strong fundamentals and a high potential for growth.
Preferably, majority stakes or minority stakes with managerial impact are acquired in order to be able to actively implement and steer any necessary business adjustments.