Mediterrania Capital Partners appoints Senior Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

31-01-2017. Mediterrania Capital Partners, the regional Private Equity firm focusing on growth investments for companies in North African and Sub-Saharan countries, announces the appointment of Mr Pacôme Zahabi as Senior Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, based in Abidjan.

With 20 years of professional experience in the finance industry in Africa, Mr Zahabi is responsible for identifying new investment opportunities and driving financial and risk analysis of potential projects. He is also in charge of the legal processes and negotiations related to new investments, for the monitoring of Mediterrania Capital Partners’ portfolio companies in the region as well as for the exit strategies.

“We are delighted with the appointment of Mr Pacôme Zahabi to lead our operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr Zahabi’s strong financial background and deep experience in a wide range of industries and markets are an enormous asset for Mediterrania Capital Partners, and make him the ideal candidate to drive our expansion plans in the region”, said Albert Alsina, CEO and Managing Partner of Mediterrania Capital Partners.

Prior to joining Mediterrania Capital Partners, Mr Zahabi collaborated with La TULIPE Group, an Independent Advisory and Investment Banking Firm which offers financial services to Private and Corporate Sector Organisations, Institutional Investors, Family Offices, and Governments. Mr Zahabi also worked at NSIA Participants, SA, where he was Group Head Investments, and spent three years at UBA Group in different positions related to Credit Analysis, Global Investor and Securities Services, and Business Development. Mr Zahabi also worked at the Central Depository & Settlement Bank (DC/BR) as Head Operations and Business Development for Ivory Coast and West Africa; and at the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilères (BRVM) for Ivory Coast and West Africa, as CFO.

Mr Zahabi is a graduate from ESLSCA, Paris, France; and holds a Master’s Degree in Audit and Consulting from ESCP-AP from Paris, France. He speaks English, French and Spanish.

About Mediterrania Capital Partners

Mediterrania Capital Partners ( is a private equity firm focusing on African and mainly North African growth investments in SMEs and mid-cap companies.

Headquartered in Malta and with offices in Barcelona, Casablanca, Tunis and Algiers, Mediterrania Capital Partners takes an intensely proactive, hands-on approach to implementing its growth strategy by leading the governance of the companies and driving the key internal value creation process. The partners of Mediterrania Capital have extensive experience in managing companies spanning commercial experience, strategy formulation, finance, and operations.

Consistent with its strategy, Mediterrania Capital Partners continues to search for SMEs with an equity value of €25 million to €400 million and expansion strategies into North African and Sub-Saharan African markets.

Mediterrania Capital Partners is a regulated financial investment manager licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Mediterrania Capital II is also an MFSA regulated Private Equity Fund.

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