20-05-2020. Mediterrania Capital Partners, the Private Equity firm focused on growth investments for SMEs and mid-cap companies in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, is guiding its portfolio companies with strategic support and additional funds helping them to successfully overcome the health and economic risks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since it began operations, Mediterrania Capital Partners’ three funds for Africa have invested in several companies spanning a variety of sectors and countries.
Mediterrania Capital Partners’ portfolio:
|Akdital Holding||Health Care||Morocco|
|Cairo Scan||Health Care||Egypt|
|Cash Plus||Financial Services||Morocco|
|Cieptal Cars||Business Services||Algeria|
|Groupe Cofina||Financial Services||Ivory Coast|
|Groupe Scolaire René Descartes||Education||Tunisia|
|Indigo Company||Clothing Retail||Tunisia|
|Randa||Food & Beverage||Tunisia|
|Université Privée de Marrakech (UPM)||Education||Morocco|
Albert Alsina, Founder and CEO at Mediterrania Capital Partners, said: “Today our focus has mostly shifted from transactions to portfolio management. In these uncertain times and with the spread of Covid-19, our active support on operational matters is critical. However, we may look at interesting opportunities in Health Care and Education that will contribute to boosting the economies of our focus countries and help alleviate the impact of the current conditions.”
Besides implementing strict and comprehensive actions to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees at the portfolio level, Mediterrania Capital Partners is working hand-in-hand with all its investees to ensure they have the right tools and operational support to overcome the crisis.
In this regard, Mediterrania Capital Partners has set up a working group dedicated to monitoring the working capital needs and cash flow of the portfolio companies. This team actively supports the investee companies on key operational aspects such as supplier account management, supply chain continuity and costs optimisation, as well as HR-related aspects.
“We strongly believe that our portfolio of companies is rightly positioned to overcome the current crisis and achieve the long-term development plans,” concluded Albert Alsina.
About Mediterrania Capital Partners
Mediterrania Capital Partners is a dedicated Private Equity firm investing in consolidated SMEs and mid-cap companies in Africa. With offices in Abidjan, Algiers, Barcelona, Cairo, Casablanca and Valletta, Mediterrania Capital Partners takes a proactive, hands-on approach to implementing the growth strategy of its portfolio companies by driving the Value Creation and ESG processes. Today, the group companies and portfolio companies of Mediterrania Capital Partners deliver over €1.5 billion in annual revenues and employ more than 20,000 people in Africa.
In 2019 Mediterrania Capital Partners was granted an AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager) Licence under the Directive 2011/61/EU by the MFSA (Malta Financial Services Authority). This licence requires fund managers to comply with a stringent regulatory and supervisory framework that includes strong governance processes.
Mediterrania Capital Partners is a regulated financial investment manager licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Mauritius and the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) in Spain.