TBG Capital

TBG Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on the investment and social enterprise/private sector development. We link global investors to untapped opportunities in Emerging and Frontier markets; leverage Blended Finance solutions; and build long-term investments around Sustainability and Impact.

Unique Approach & Key Differentiators:

Our multipronged approach is a blend of Development and Investment expertise, and it ties together Community Development, Business Strategy Consulting, Strategic Investment, Global Sales & Marketing. We work with dynamic, well-managed, export-oriented, fast-growing companies across multiple sectors.

In addition to this unique approach, TBG Capital is uniquely positioned to leverage a superior Deal Sourcing Pipeline. Due to our strong network of local Market Advisors and Development experts in Emerging/Frontier markets, we are uniquely positioned to capture investment opportunities based on an ongoing basis.

Blended Finance (Convergence Platform):

TBG is a member of the Convergence Deal Sourcing platform, the “world’s first deal sourcing platform that helps public and private investors find and connect with each other for blended finance investments in emerging and frontier markets.” Convergence “will enable more investment in these markets by leveraging public and philanthropic funding to unlock billions of private sector dollars for global development – which can lead to a 10x increase in overall investment.” For more information, visit https://convergence.finance/about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Targeted Sectors:

  • Agribusiness & AgTech
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy (Traditional & Renewable)
  • Healthcare & Healthcare IT
  • ICT & Mobile
  • Industrials/Manufacturing
  • Infrastructure & Logistics
  • Natural Resources
  • Utilities & Power

Investment Criteria:

Our criteria is as follows:

  • Growth or Development Stage Companies – We inject targeted capital into dynamic, capital-efficient companies with proven management teams, strong cash flows, competitive market positions and high corporate governance standards. We also make seed-capital investments on a selective basis.

  • Investment Position – We invest in both controlling interests and minority stakes. Our primary interest, however, is to serve as a valuable strategic partner to optimize business performance and enable success.

  • Investment Size – We are comfortable making small seed investments (as little as $250,000 – $500,000) to help promising entrepreneurs launch their ideas. We also participate in larger, more traditional venture financing rounds for high-growth companies. Regardless of the size of our initial investment, we are committed to supporting our portfolio companies.

  • Investment Regions – We focus on growth-oriented opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa (high priority), MENA, SE Asia and South America. Within the sub-Saharan Africa region, we are focused on West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia), East Africa & the Horn (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland), Central Africa (Rwanda, Burundi) and Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Angola).

  • Prioritized Investment Sectors – While we take a multi-sectoral approach, we are currently prioritizing the Agribusiness (production, agro-processing), Infrastructure, Consumer/Retail, and Energy & Power sectors. We are also focused on Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Technology . That said, we realize that dynamic companies can be found in almost every sector and we remain open to opportunities.

Get in Touch:
We encourage interested investors and entrepreneurs/business managers to contact us. Please email (to: info@bassiounigroup.com) with TBG Capital in the subject line and include a brief one-page investment summary and/or corporate profile.

Project Highlights

Agribusiness (West Africa)

TBG has engaged a cocoa buying company and a leading cocoa processor in Ghana, and will be working with both companies on investment and sustainable development projects. As part of its integrated approach, TBG is leveraging its Agribusiness and Community Development practice groups.

Environment (Africa, MENA, Asia)

TBG is has engaged a leading developer of environmental technology that specializes in Sustainability-focused products.  The company is targeting production centers and higher growth in emerging and frontier markets.

Manufacturing (Europe and Eastern Europe)

TBG has been tapped to help a European & Eastern European manufacturing company to secure seed capital and help produce a sustainable source for components — for the automotive industry and other industrial sectors.

ICT/Telecom (sub-Saharan Africa)

TBG has engaged a US-based multinational telecom operator and other technical partners to extend high-speed broadband in key African sub-region. The project, which is the first of its kind, will enable the company to pioneer the way for true broadband on the continent.