Alitheia IDF is a $100 million private equity fund that drives growth in African SMEs by leveraging gender-balanced businesses to generate high financial returns and social impact.
A Pioneering Private Equity Fund
The first dedicated gender lens investing fund in Africa, Alitheia IDF is a pioneering private equity fund that identifies, invests in, and grows SMEs led by gender-diverse teams to achieve solid financial returns and tangible social impact for communities in Africa.
From our offices in Lagos and Johannesburg, we invest in six countries: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.
We invest in sectors that engage a significant percentage of women, either as entrepreneurs, producers, distributors or consumers. Some of these sectors are: Agribusiness, Consumer Goods, Health, Education, Creative Industries, and Financial and Business services.
Women at the Centre
and all around
Meet our Founding Partners and some of the businesses we support
Achieving superior financial and social returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of women-owned, women-led, or women-serving SMEs
Central to Alitheia IDF's investment strategy is the development of well-run, well-positioned, attractive businesses where value is realized through gender diversity, good governance, and operational improvements.
We are the first private equity fund manager in Africa prioritizing growth stage companies that have gender diversified management teams with the vision and potential to scale regionally and drive economic and social transformation. We invest to create superior returns by leveraging on women as successful business leaders.
Impact is achieved by inclusion of women as economic participants contributing to wealth creation and social development
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Woman-owned consumer goods company that manufactures, sources and distributes education supplies and humanitarian/relief products.
Woman-owned food and beverage/ agro-processing company that produces a range of retail packaged snacks.
Woman-owned digital Freight Forwarding company that provides a relatively frictionless cross-border trading experience
Woman-owned food and beverage group focused on producing a range of healthy and organic consumer packaged snacks
Africa’s regional economy is at an inflection point as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to formalise sectors and expand the economic possibilities of Africa by enabling intra-regional trade and opening a consumer market of over 1.3 billion people with a GDP of $3.4...
PRESS RELEASE The management of Alitheia IDF (AIF), Africa’s first women-led and women-focused private equity fund, has announced the final close of the $100 million fund with European Investment Bank (EIB) joining as the closing investor with $24.6million. With this final close, Alitheia...
Alitheia Identity Joins Global Summit on Financial Inclusion for Women DAR ES SALAAM – Alitheia Identity travels to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this week for global NGO Women’s World Banking’s biennial international gathering, the Making Finance Work for Women Summit. The event is a two-day program...