Created in 2012 by Luc Rigouzzo and Laurent Demey, former directors of Proparco, in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Group, Amethis manages investment funds investing in Africa and in Europe, with over €810m under management.
Amethis invests in capital between €5-50m in medium-sized companies that are leaders in their sectors and supports them in their regional growth. Amethis invests in all sectors supported by the growth of the African middle class of consumers: consumer goods and services, distribution, logistics, telecommunications, health and education, financial sector.
Its strong local presence enables it to access the best opportunities: Amethis features 40 professionals (including 8 partners) based in Paris, Abidjan, Casablanca, Nairobi & Luxemburg. As a committed shareholder, Amethis offers essential support and expertise through its international network, external growth opportunities and quality governance.
To respond to growing environmental and social challenges, Amethis has defined an ESG and impact strategy which includes objectives such as:
- Investing in companies whose objective is to provide quality goods and services.
- Contributing to strengthening the economic integration of women.
- Improving health and safety of employees.
- Improving climate efficiency.
Amethis is a proud signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, the Operating Principles for Impact Management, the 2X Challenge on gender, and the Initiative Climat International.