Sub-Saharan Africa

Unlocking capital in underserved markets in Sub Saharan Africa

About Us

Our work embraces the dynamic between foreign investment and local development to unlock private capital and drive sustainable growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

With 160+ investment professionals across 8+ offices and a track record of more than 10 years in the continent, our team has a deep understanding of African markets.

Our range of clients includes indigenous and foreign-owned companies, financial institutions, and governments.

To date, we have advised on over US$8B in transactions across sectors including energy and infrastructure, agriculture and agri-business, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, real estate, and more.

Africa: The world’s next growth market

By 2050, Africa will be home to 2.5B people, a quarter of the world’s population

Africa’s vast trade and Investment potential and expanding continental integration (AfcFTA) primes the continent to be a significant player in the global economy

CrossBoundary has been committed to Africa’s growth story since our founding in 2011; we’ve ridden the headwinds and tailwinds and will continue to deliver impact on the continent because we authentically care

We intend to continue crafting investable opportunities on the continent to enable relevant stakeholders to capture the value from Africa’s growth

Capabilities

We provide our clients with the expertise they need to ensure the best outcomes

Transaction Advisory

Matching socially impactful projects with the right capital providers, clearly articulating both commercial returns and societal benefits

Strategy Advisory

Navigating market complexities to support a variety of capital providers and policymakers 

Data Analytics

Leveraging big data and analytics to turn obscure data points in underserved markets into actionable insights for your strategy

Sovereign Advisory

Providing governments with strategic advice on how to attract private investments, while also facilitating public-private partnerships

Innovation

Through our Mini-Grid Innovation Lab, we refine and validate business model innovations aimed at expanding energy access in off-grid areas

Deal Structuring

Navigate the structuring and negotiation process to achieve both short- and long-term objectives

Opportunity Validation

Zero in on high-ROI investment targets across multiple sectors, evaluating their commercial viability, and aligning with fundraising and strategic needs

Capital Raising

Streamlining the capital acquisition process, effectively linking projects with both domestic and international investors

Fund Design and Strategy

Designing financial vehicles tailored to your sector, maximizing both financial returns and social impact

Market Access & Assessment

Dissecting markets to provide actionable insights into local trends, competitive landscapes, and regulatory environments

Due Diligence

Our rigorous vetting process includes financial feasibility studies and real-time data on regulatory climates, fortifying your investment decisions

Fundraising Support

From equity to debt and even niche products like political risk insurance, we source the right types of capital from investors who align with your needs

Post-Investment Planning

Post-acquisition, charting a path to growth through business development strategies, operational improvements, and cost-saving measures

Blended Finance

Engineering finance structures that combine public and private funds, reducing investment risks without diluting returns

Financial Analysis

In-depth financial feasibility studies, valuations, and FX risk analyses to guide investment choices

Procurement Advisory

With a deep understanding of market dynamics, we help clients achieve specific procurement objectives efficiently and cost-effectively

Our Team

Lagos, Nigeria
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Partner, Advisory

Nneka Chime

Nneka Chime is a Partner at CrossBoundary Advisory, based in…
Nneka Chime is a Partner at CrossBoundary Advisory, based in the Lagos office. Nneka has a first-class Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA…
Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Partner, Advisory

Paul Ouma

Paul co-leads CrossBoundary’s Africa Advisory practice providing transaction and investment…
Paul co-leads CrossBoundary’s Africa Advisory practice providing transaction and investment advisory services to unlock private capital in underserved markets. Prior to CrossBoundary, he worked for an Africa focused investment manager…
Lagos, Nigeria
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Managing Director, Head of Nigeria Advisory

Efe Braimah

Efe Braimah has a first-class Master’s in Civil and Environmental…
Efe Braimah has a first-class Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London. She is a native of Nigeria and has also lived in China, the United States,…
Johannesburg, RSA
South Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Principal, Head of Southern Africa Advisory

Lesley Reddy

Lesley Reddy is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team…
Lesley Reddy is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team based in Johannesburg. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of…
Portrait of Fanta Conde
Conakry, Guinea
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Managing Director

Fanta Conde

Fanta co-leads CrossBoundary’s West Africa Investment Advisory team. She has…
Fanta co-leads CrossBoundary’s West Africa Investment Advisory team. She has an MBA from The Wharton School and completed her undergraduate degree in Finance with a minor in Spanish at the…
Bamako, Mali
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Managing Director

Marcos Sampablo Lauro

Marcos has an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of…
Marcos has an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.…
Kinshasa, DRC
DRC Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Principal

Jules Ndambu

Jules Ndambu leads CrossBoundary’s investment advisory team in the Democratic…
Jules Ndambu leads CrossBoundary’s investment advisory team in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is based in our Kinshasa office. Jules holds a Master in Finance from Frankfurt School of…
Kampala, Uganda
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Principal

Joel Ssemukaaya

Joel holds an MSc in Investment Management from Henley Business…
Joel holds an MSc in Investment Management from Henley Business School – University of Reading, in the UK. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Joel spent 10+ years working for Private Equity…
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Aishat Raji

Aishat holds a Master of Science in Finance from the…
Aishat holds a Master of Science in Finance from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK and is a…
Portrait of Benjamin Munyao
Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Benjamin Munyao

Benjamin is CrossBoundary Advisory’s Deputy Head of East Africa Advisory.…
Benjamin is CrossBoundary Advisory’s Deputy Head of East Africa Advisory. Prior to CrossBoundary, Benjamin worked with General Electric (GE) East Africa in Nairobi, BioTherm Energy in Johannesburg, and the Excelsior…
Portrait of Antonin Biaba
Goma, DRC
DRC Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Antonin Biaba

Antonin holds a Master in Management from emLyon Business School…
Antonin holds a Master in Management from emLyon Business School and a Master in Markets Law & Regulation from Paris Dauphine University. He joined CrossBoundary after working for Suez International,…
Dakar, Senegal
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Mame Awa Ba

Mame Awa holds a triple Master’s degree in Management with…
Mame Awa holds a triple Master’s degree in Management with a specialization in finance, run jointly by Emlyon Business School, Ludwig Maximilian University, and Lancaster University Management School. Prior to…
Portrait of Bodunde Akinola
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Bodunde Akinola

Bodunde Akinola is a member of the Investment Advisory team.…
Bodunde Akinola is a member of the Investment Advisory team. He holds a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Nottingham. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Bodunde…
Portrait of Karen Mutema
Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Karen Mutema

Karen holds a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from…
Karen holds a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the United States International University –…
Johannesburg, RSA
South Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Nigel Sibili

Nigel Sibili is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team…
Nigel Sibili is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team based in Johannesburg. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in Business Finance from…
Kampala, Uganda
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Lello Halake

Lello is a member of the East Africa Investment Advisory…
Lello is a member of the East Africa Investment Advisory team. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, she worked with a sub-Saharan Africa-focused Impact venture fund, responsible for deal origination, execution, and…
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Olowo Aminu

Olowo holds degrees in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London…
Olowo holds degrees in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and Middle East Technical University. At CrossBoundary, Olowo has provided strategic advisory and transaction advisory support across to public and…
Johannesburg, RSA
South Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Modi Kutua

Modi is a member of the Investment Advisory team. Modi…
Modi is a member of the Investment Advisory team. Modi holds an MBA from the University of Oxford – Said Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Analysis…
Accra, Ghana
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Doreen Osafo-Parry

Doreen Osafo-Parry holds an MSc in Development Management and BSc…
Doreen Osafo-Parry holds an MSc in Development Management and BSc in Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She has over 10 years of…
Goma, DRC
DRC Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Christopher Kasali

Christopher is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team based…
Christopher is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He has extensive experience supporting private sector development across the African Great Lakes…
Accra, Ghana
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Finance and Operations Specialist

Osei Karikari

Osei Karikari has over 13 years of working experience in…
Osei Karikari has over 13 years of working experience in the private and public financial sectors of Ghana, developing expertise in agribusiness financing, credit risk, and portfolio management. Prior to…
Portrait of Jean Kabese
Kinshasa, DRC
DRC Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Senior Associate

Jean Kabese

Jean is a CIMA Chartered Global Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA)…
Jean is a CIMA Chartered Global Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA) with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (BCom Hons) degree in Financial Management from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.…
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Analyst

Chika Obodo

Chika Obodo is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team,…
Chika Obodo is a member of the CrossBoundary Advisory team, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Chika holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. Prior to…
Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate Principal

Mandeep Shah

Mandeep holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from…
Mandeep holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Mandeep worked as a Manager at Msingi East Africa…
Lagos, Nigeria
Nigeria Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Analyst

Olaide Ladipo

Olaide Ladipo is based in CrossBoundary’s Lagos office. Prior to…
Olaide Ladipo is based in CrossBoundary’s Lagos office. Prior to joining CrossBoundary, Olaide worked at McKinsey & Company, supporting private and quasi-governments institutions on business strategy development, go to market…
Portrait of Amos Dikenu
Accra, Ghana
West Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate

Amos Dikenu

Amos holds an MSc in Finance and Investment with Distinction…
Amos holds an MSc in Finance and Investment with Distinction from the University of Leeds and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the Southern Federal University. Prior to joining CrossBoundary,…
Lagos, Nigeria
Africa Investment Advisor
CrossBoundary Advisory
Africa Investment Advisor

Michelle Patrick-Akinrinade

Michelle Patrick-Akinrinade holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton…
Michelle Patrick-Akinrinade holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College, City University of New York. Before…
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Associate

Surafel Kelemework

Surafel Kelemwork is a member of CrossBoundary Advisory’s East Africa…
Surafel Kelemwork is a member of CrossBoundary Advisory’s East Africa Advisory team, based in Addis Ababa. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Surafel brings more than 6 years of…
Johannesburg, RSA
Africa Investment Advisor
CrossBoundary Advisory
Africa Investment Advisor

Diana Njuguna

Diana is a 2010 Rhodes Scholar and holds an MBA…
Diana is a 2010 Rhodes Scholar and holds an MBA and an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Accountancy & Finance from Birmingham…
Nairobi, Kenya
Africa Investment Advisor
CrossBoundary Advisory
Africa Investment Advisor

Habib El Magrissy

Habib holds an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd…
Habib holds an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School and a B.S. in International Business from Northeastern University. Prior to CrossBoundary, Habib was a Senior Investment Associate…
Nairobi, Kenya
Africa Investment Advisor
CrossBoundary Advisory
Africa Investment Advisor

Blen Abebe

Blen holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s in Business Economics…
Blen holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s in Business Economics from Marymount College. Blen is a finance and investment professional with 15+ years of experience managing investments in the US…
Portrait of David Njihia
Kampala, Uganda
East Africa Advisory
CrossBoundary Advisory
Analyst

David Njihia

David is a member of the Investment Advisory team based…
David is a member of the Investment Advisory team based in CrossBoundary’s Kampala office. Prior to joining the firm, David was a research analyst at Jubilee Insurance, where he specialized…
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