About Empact

Empact is an investment advisory and management company with regional focus on select COMESA countries.  With regional office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Empact’s advisory group advises international investors and serves as a local partner assisting in deal origination, negotiations and structuring; in sourcing joint venture and strategic alliances, and in investment management. The group offers investment and business advisory services including local economic and sectoral insight, representation and business support services.

MISSION
Empact’s vision is to contribute to economic development by facilitating long-term foreign direct investment (FDI) to the private sector. The availability of patient capital to the private sector, particularly to SMEs, is essential to wealth creation which, in turn, is a vital component of poverty reduction. By alerting international investors to the untapped domestic and cross-border investment opportunities in underserved COMESA markets, Empact’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship and help accelerate the development of the SME sector while providing attractive returns to investors.

Empact aims to build sustainable businesses which adhere to international standards of management, transparency and corporate governance. By increasing the cadre of entrepreneurs and well-managed SMEs, Empact seeks to attract additional FDI inflows, forging a more prominent role for the private sector in the development of the economies of the region.

RECENT NEWS
GEW | September 1, 2011
Empact has been selected to be the official host of the Global Entrepneurship Week (GEW) in Ethiopia. More...

Barron's | August 2, 2010
The Final Frontier: Investors will lose a huge opportunity if they avoid vibrant and changing Africa. Fast growth in a continent of misconceptions. More...

MSP Alliance | April 26, 2010
The Number of Internet Users Will Jump To 12 Million, but Internet Subscribers Will Still Be Low at 1.4 Million at The End Of 2014 In Ethiopia.  More...

Capital Ethiopia | April 12, 2010
China Africa Development Fund (CADF) officially opened its second representative office in Addis Ababa this week. More...

FT | April 6, 2010
Private equity is emerging from the wreckage of the financial crisis in better shape than many sceptics predicted, with a resurgence of dealmaking over the last six months likely to keep gathering pace, according to new research. More...