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Investments

8

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

3

About Fanisi Capital

Fanisi Capital manages the Fanisi Venture Capital Fund, a US$50M fund which makes direct investments in businesses with potential for substantial growth. The Fund focuses on a segment of the market that has to date been outside the ambit of most venture capital funds in the East African market (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda).

Fanisi Capital Headquarters Location

4th Floor Arlington Block 14 Riverside Drive

Kenya

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Latest Fanisi Capital News

Hillcrest gets new owner after three years with GEMS Education

Jan 27, 2022

26/01/2022 Three years after being sold by Fanisi Capital to GEMS Education, Hillcrest will soon be under new ownership, following its acquisition by the Braeburn Group of International Schools. In statement announcing the transaction, the Dubai-based education provider stated, it was “very pleased to have found a successful educational group to take over the operation of Hillcrest schools as GEMS repositions its operations in East Africa. The terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approvals, were not disclosed. According to reports, Fanisi initially bought Hillcrest in 2011 for approx. KES 1.8bn, bringing it out of bankruptcy, and sold it in 2019 for KES 2.6bn. The PE firm merged with Ascent Capital in 2020. TAGS

Fanisi Capital Investments

8 Investments

Fanisi Capital has made 8 investments. Their latest investment was in St Bakhita Schools as part of their Private Equity on May 5, 2020.

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Fanisi Capital Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/5/2020

Private Equity

St Bakhita Schools

Yes

1

7/9/2015

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

5/4/2015

Seed

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10

4/9/2015

Private Equity

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$99M

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10

3/31/2015

Series A

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$99M

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Date

5/5/2020

7/9/2015

5/4/2015

4/9/2015

3/31/2015

Round

Private Equity

Unattributed VC

Seed

Private Equity

Series A

Company

St Bakhita Schools

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Amount

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Fanisi Capital Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Fanisi Capital has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Hillcrest International Schools on January 26, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

1/26/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

3/28/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

1/26/2022

3/28/2019

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

Fanisi Capital Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Fanisi Capital acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Ascent Capital Africa on February 11, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

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Sources

2/11/2020

$99M

Merger

1

1/23/2013

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8/1/2011

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Date

2/11/2020

1/23/2013

8/1/2011

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

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Merger

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Sources

1

10

10

Fanisi Capital Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Fanisi Capital has 3 funds, including Fanisi Venture Capital Fund I LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/31/2011

Fanisi Venture Capital Fund I LP

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

1

Fanisi Capital Fund II

10

Fanisi Venture Capital Fund II

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Closing Date

7/31/2011

Fund

Fanisi Venture Capital Fund I LP

Fanisi Capital Fund II

Fanisi Venture Capital Fund II

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Amount

Sources

1

10

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Fanisi Capital Team

4 Team Members

Fanisi Capital has 4 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Ayisi Makatiani.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ayisi Makatiani

Chief Executive Officer

Current

George Ndirai

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Tony Wainaina

Trans-Century, Centum Investments Group, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Foundation, and PwC

Managing Partner

Current

Caroline Chepkwony

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Name

Ayisi Makatiani

George Ndirai

Tony Wainaina

Caroline Chepkwony

Work History

Trans-Century, Centum Investments Group, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Foundation, and PwC

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

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