Alterra Capital Partners is an Africa-focused private equity firm that partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams to grow their businesses. Alterra targets domestic-facing companies that serve basic consumer and vital business needs.
The Alterra Capital Partners team has over 100+ years of combined private equity experience and invested more than $2 billion of capital into 23 companies across Africa. The Alterra team has lived and worked on the continent for decades and leverages its substantial experience and deep networks to drive the growth of its investments.
The Alterra team consists of seasoned investment professionals with expertise across a range of industries backed by a wealth of cumulative PE experience. The Managing Directors have an average 18 years of private equity investment experience. Together, they have invested in 23 companies totaling more than $2 billion across the major regions of Africa and have developed an extensive understanding of the transactional and operating issues and opportunities on the Continent.
Sustainability is fundamental to Alterra’s investment strategy. Alterra strives to facilitate sustainable business growth within its portfolio while also contributing to the sustainable development of the communities in which portfolio companies operate.
Alterra’s approach to sustainability, outlined in the Alterra ESG and Impact Policy, is based on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk identification, management, and mitigation. The International Finance Corporation’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards serve as guiding principles. Additionally, Alterra works with portfolio companies to develop intentional plans to drive economic and social development on the African continent. Alterra’s impact focus areas are job creation and skills development, women’s empowerment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Alterra is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI) and to the UN Global Compact. Alterra uses as impact reporting frameworks the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures recommendations and 2X Challenge criteria.