Jacana is an African private equity firm that invests in SMEs to deliver sustainable financial and social returns. Find out more…



Investing in SME growth in Africa

Jacana Partners is a pan-African private equity company that invests in entrepreneurs, builds successful small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and delivers sustainable financial and social returns. We do this because we are passionate about entrepreneurs as the key drivers of job creation and long-term economic development in Africa. Click here to read more



Our background

Jacana was founded in 2008 by a group of UK entrepreneurs and philanthropists who, having achieved success in business, wanted to harness their skills and experience to support economic growth in Africa. The four Jacana co-founders share a background in private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurialism. Click here to read more



A scalable business model

Our geographic footprint spans six markets to date: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa and Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa, and we have several more markets in the pipeline. Click here to read more


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