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Profile

Luma Associates LLP (Luma Associates)  is a sub-Saharan Africa focused transactions (buy-side and sell-side) advisory firm, providing intermediary services as a brokerage helping buyers and sellers come together in counterparty arrangements. Our seasoned buy-side team come with experience in deal sourcing; presenting qualified investment and buyout opportunities to private equity firms and corporate M&A departments.

Since we aim to be a leading corporate finance and advisory services firm, connecting capital with investment opportunities across the African continent, we have a diverse pan African team, which enables us to transact in both French and English-speaking African countries. Our London based team works closely with Luma Associates’s local partners across the continent, updating us on the various regulations and customs in each country we are engaged in.

Client base

Although not exhaustive, our clients include entrepreneurs with proven track records, boutique firms, investment promoters and underwriters, corporations, financial institutions, project sponsors, financial sponsors, government agencies and other public authorities.

Our investor relationships include institutional investors, fund managers with Africa mandates, high-net-worth individuals. Through various investment strategies including private equity, venture capital, direct equity and private debt placement, our investors serve the increasing demand for capital investments across Africa.

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Our clients are sub-categorised as:

Entities seeking capital

Luma Associates  continues to focus its advisory effort in a variety of industries including telecommunications, oil & gas, banking, insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals, agriculture, IT, construction, mining & resources, infrastructure and power. We provide advisory services to entities seeking to raise between USD 5 million and USD 500 million in debt or equity funding, with target companies ideally intending to list in the short-to-medium term to provide equity investors with a clear exit.

Investors

In the Company’s brief history, Luma Associates has developed a strong base of private equity, private debt, development finance institutions (DFIs), mezzanine capital, as well as portfolio investors interested in participating in various sectors in Africa. These investors are aware of the need for development in many areas across the African continent, while recognising the opportunity to earn sustainable returns on their investments.