About Us

Who We Are?

A unique investment consulting company on the continent

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Cobasa is an investment management company dedicated to Africa. Located in Johannesburg, at the crossroads of the Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa, COBASA provides a unique investment advisory service on the continent.

COBASA is active in Africa since 35 years, through a network of privileged partners with a proven track record in Africa and wishing to promote the emergence of new cross-border dynamics on the continent.

What We Do?

Driving you through Africa

A complex journey

African countries’ history, cultural, and legislative are diverse and their economies are at different degrees of development. Investing in Africa is a complex journey. We deliver a pro-active support based on an in-depth knowledge of African environments and a wide experience of this fast growing region.

Tailored Strategies

The size and diversity of African markets are challenging factors for international investors. We support our clients in the achievement of their objectives by optimizing their strategies and action plans to fit the targeted countries and industries.

Across Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa remains regionally fragmented as regards investments, cross-border economic exchanges and business development. We help create synergies, we bring anglophone clients into French-speaking Africa, and French investors into Southern, Eastern and Lusophone Africa. We assist our clients, small to medium company managers and shareholders, investment funds, medium size groups and multinational corporations through a proactive approach in their quest for growth: acquisition, organic growth, financing…

What Makes Us Special?

The right skills to meet the challenge

We have a strong capacity to accurately assess risks, foresee evolution, sense the wind of change, feel people and grasp reality. This relies on strong fundamentals:

  • An extensive business experience across sub-Saharan Africa

    An in-depth and ground-based understanding of the African diversity, and its economic, cultural and environmental challenges

  • A strong and well developed pan-African network
  • Our privileged relationships with the French and International financial institutions and investors
  • The strategic location of our office in Johannesburg, the indisputable hub of the African continent, offering:

    - Large fund raising capacity for the region
    - Privileged access to regional resources and technology
    - The first stock exchange on the continent
    - The presence of international groups and their African subsidiaries head offices