Global Partners

Partners in this category have committed to working with Invest in Africa across the globe as we grow our footprint and impact.

Tullow Oil

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration company. It also has a presence in more than 25 countries across the world. Committed to sustainable development, Tullow Oil has partnered with Invest in Africa to help shepherd the growth of SMEs on the continent.


EY is Invest in Africa’s quality assurance partner, providing strategic management and planning insights to the African Partner Pool. This fits in with the company’s commitment to sustainable development and promoting responsible business practices on the continent.

Equity Bank

Equity Bank is the largest financial institution in Kenya in terms of outlets and customer accounts. Its expansion into the wider Eastern and Central Africa region has given the bank an in-depth understanding of SMEs and their contribution to the socio-economic development of countries. This is why Equity Bank works with Invest in Africa as a financial partner, particularly in the Eastern and Central Africa region.

Clyde & Co

Clyde and Co is a global law firm with offices in over 40 countries. With a strong focus on emerging markets, Clyde and Co has been active in Africa for over 20 years and works across all 55 jurisdictions on the continent. It is this commitment to Africa that led to Clyde and Co working with Invest in Africa as our legal advisory partner.

TRACE International

Trace International is one of the pre-eminent organisations championing commercial transparency. This is critical for global trade, particularly in the oil and gas industry that has immense supply chains and suppliers. With its suite of anti-bribery compliance solutions and due diligence processes, Trace International is Invest in Africa’s partner with a particular focus on the validation component of the African Partner Pool.

Local Partners

These organisations work with Invest in Africa in Kenya, to helping us in our journey to growing SMEs.


Safaricom is the leading mobile communication company in Kenya, connecting millions of Kenyans every day. With the world-renowned Mpesa service, the organisation is now a true facilitator of business at all levels. Safaricom’s commitment to helping SMEs develop has seen the company partner with Invest in Africa and join the African Partner Pool as a Buyer.

Nation Media Group

The Nation Media Group is a bastion of the Kenyan media industry and has, since its establishment in 1959, been at the forefront of championing the private sector in the country. NMG has a particular focus on SMEs and helping develop a more conducive business environment for them to thrive, as illustrated by its annual Top 100 SME Survey. NMG is Invest in Africa’s media partner, helping communicate our story to more audiences. This helps us grow our reach and impact across Kenya.


The global energy company Shell BG is Invest in Africa’s capacity building partner in the oil and gas sector. The partnership has a particular focus on strengthening the capacity of SMEs in counties with exploration activities since this will give the greatest benefit to the local communities through job creation. The looming infrastructure boom in these remote counties means local SMEs should be empowered with the business skills and knowledge to provide the services needed by the exploration companies and related businesses.


The African Management Services Company (AMSCO) works to identify and fill human capital gaps in African businesses. The intervention package includes training, recruitment and interim secondment of skilled professionals where applicable. AMSCO works with Invest in Africa as our capacity building partner (training and mentorship) to help SME operators scale up.


The Strathmore Business School (SBS) is the graduate business school of Strathmore University. Renowned across the globe for the quality learning experience it provides, SBS has partnered with Invest in Africa on our capacity building programme (training), which is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2018.


Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) is a statutory body established in 2004 to promote investment in the country. The organisation has partnered with Invest in Africa to help increase business activities within Kenya.


The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is the peak body that brings together the business community. KEPSA’s voice has been influential in the crafting of policy initiatives that improve the business environment in the country. KEPSA continues to be an important partner, supporting Invest in Africa’s work, especially the African Partner Pool that connects SMEs to Big Businesses.

Educate Global Fund (EGF)

Educate Global Fund (EGF) is an investment advisor and asset manager dedicated to Education and its ancillary sectors. EGF seeks to improve educational outcomes and life chances for children in low-income communities with an initial focus on East Africa. In addition to allocating capital, EGF provides operational and strategic support to enterprises with a team based locally in Kenya.