• Investing in High-Potential SMEs in Francophone West Africa

    Developing "Regional Champions"

  • World's Fastest-Growing Economic Zone

    Still under the radar of many global investors

  • Impact at the Core of our Organizational DNA

    Creating positive economic and social development while generating investor returns

  • World-Class Investment Advisory Services

    Coupled with deep understanding of local markets

  • Better Business, Better World

    Private equity and venture capital foster economic and social development

ABOUT US

Mission

Our mission is to generate market-leading investor returns while generating impact in promoting the economic and social development of francophone West Africa. We believe that private equity is a key driver in ensuring sustainable growth and long-term economic prosperity of our target countries and communities.

Brightmore Capital is an investment management and advisory firm focused on francophone West Africa. We are based in the regions two economic hubs of Dakar and Abidjan, targeting investments across Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin and Togo.

Our investment team has lived, worked and invested in West Africa and has strong business ties to the region. We are supported by both local and international professionals with domain experience in finance, operations, and international development, as well as outside advisers from target sectors. [Read More]

Value Creation

All of our projects are geared towards ultimately providing attractive financial returns and are timed for optimal “exits” within 4-6 years for business ventures. We invest in companies with strong business fundamentals and a track record of operations, excellent entrepreneurial teams, and high potential for growth.

Upon starting-up or acquiring a new business, we see the goal of value creation as our utmost priority and plan the operations and growth strategy of our enterprises around generating investment returns upon an eventual exit. [Read More]

Impact

Achieving a positive economic and social impact with our investments is just as strong of an anchor in our values and operating model as is generating attractive investment gains for our investors.

In the spectrum of impact investing, we consider ourselves to have an even emphasis on both financial returns and development benefits. Our belief is that the two are fundamentally coupled together and the scalability of economic and social impact cannot be achieved without providing a strong economic incentive for investors. [Read More]

A Dynamic and Growing Field

Brightmore Capital offers a TEST unique opportunity to exceptional MBA and University students, as well as mid-career professionals with a demonstrated interest in impact investing and frontier market PE/VC. In our Dakar office, or remotely, Fellows are immersed in the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of impact investing while gaining deep insight of how the industry functions both in the Francophone West African context as well as on a global scale.

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What is Impact Investing?

"Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return."

- Global Impact Investing Network

"Impact investing is an excellent tool to solve a bunch of very, very difficult problems. Those problems are big enough for impact investing to grow beyond its current niche, that’s for sure."

- Michael Drexler, World Economic Forum
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