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Specialists in Developing Markets

Our core business is private equity in developing markets. We are a committed partner to enterprising companies which are tapping into the positive underlying dynamics of the countries in which they operate.

We look for strong management teams running excellent companies who require capital to grow and who are keen to diversify their investor base.

Frontier-Invest was established in 2010 and has a client list which ranges from blue-chip companies to start-up businesses.

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Our Core Business

We focus on development capital for growing companies. Our business is predominantly Africa based and we have a preference for companies in consumer related sectors, including renewable energy.

Our projects typically involve an operating company with a track record, compelling growth opportunities and an experienced, aligned management team requiring a significant investment to expand their business.

We  build strong, long-term relationships with owner/manager teams, employing a hands-on approach designed to help them to transform and grow their companies.

A selection of our projects are illustrated below.

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Filling the Skills Gap

We also put our extensive experience to use for our clients by offering training, analysis, guidance and advice, helping to ensure successful outcomes in often complex environments.

Below is a list of the main categories of service we provide. Please contact us for more detail on these or to discuss any other issues on which we may be of assistance.

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We offer training in all aspects of private equity investment and related topics, customised to the needs and experience of investment professionals. This has been delivered to a broad range of PE Funds, Banks, Family Offices and DFIs.

These services are offered through our sister brand Cresaurum. Please click on the button below for more information, including contact details.


Our collective experience positions us to offer valuable guidance and advice. We provide a consultancy-based service targeted at companies looking to enter a new frontier market for strategic reasons.

Lack of local knowledge can turn a good project into a failure - we can assist in providing the necessary know-how, information and contacts to make your venture a success.


We tailor research projects to specific client requirements, provide insight into a sector or market or augment an existing research team's output.

We have assisted a number of financial services firms located in or covering developing markets to build and manage research teams, increasing productivity and meeting the demanding standards of their international clients.


We assist corporate IR teams to  manage the flow of information between their company and global market participants with the aim of improving their international profile and generating wider and more accurate investment analyst coverage.

We have many years experience of arranging and managing investor presentations and meetings which means that we can tailor programmes for maximum impact while minimising the demand on your time.

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Insight, Knowledge, Experience

In a knowledge-based business, people are key. Between us, we have decades of experience in developing markets and financial services.

In addition to our core team, we have a network of businesses we collaborate with and individuals we can call on to fulfil specific functions.

Below you will find more detail on our core individuals and corporate relationships.

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Jonathan is an emerging and frontier market specialist with over 25 years experience in the institutional investment sector, managing global and regional emerging market equity funds. He has also worked on the sell-side as an award-winning Head of Research covering African equity markets and has provided consultancy services to several financial services companies in Lagos, Nigeria.

Jonathan worked at Ivory & Sime, Cazenove and UBA Capital (previously Afrinvest) prior to founding Frontier-Invest Ltd in 2010. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University with a Masters degree in Business and French.



With a distinguished career in emerging markets stockbroking and corporate management, Stuart has a deep understanding of investment and the ongoing process of managing businesses in demanding environments. Prior to joining Frontier-Invest, he was Director for Emerging Europe at Schroders, Head of Emerging Market Equity Sales and thereafter MD/Country Head for Russia & the CIS at Citigroup (where he established and ran their Moscow office). Latterly he was Deputy CEO at EFG Eurobank in Athens. He is currently a senior advisor to Tellimer.

Stuart has a BCom (hons) degree from Edinburgh University.

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Mo has assisted Frontier-Invest over a number of years, sourcing investment opportunities and helping to manage relationships in West Africa. 

Mo has extensive experience of facilitating deals in the region and has worked for UBS, Citibank and S&P. She has a BSc in Economics from University College London and an MSc in Accounting & Finance from LSE.



In 2015 we established an operating partnership with African Alpha Investment Partners (AAIP). The two companies retain their separate identities but we have pooled our resources and established a joint head office which gives us broader scope and capacity to manage existing projects as well as identify exciting new projects, structure them and introduce appropriate co-investors.

AAIP is involved in principal investing, advisory work - including origination, structuring and distribution - and arranging financing for clients in Africa. The company was founded by Brad Koen and Rupert Boyd.

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