Ariya Bridge Capital (Pty) Ltd is a Namibian private equity fund manager (the “Fund Manager” or “Ariya Bridge Capital”) that partners with the Ariya Bridge Trust Fund (the “Fund”). The Fund provides private equity, quasi-equity and mezzanine instruments for financing development, construction and expansion of projects and companies. The Fund focuses exclusively on Namibia in the Infrastructure, Clean and Renewable Energy, IT and Telecommunications sectors.
The Fund will carefully identify and selectively pursue investments that meet its criteria. The Fund ensures that all its investments have a strong social and economic impact with a particular focus on empowering women, youth and the socially disadvantaged.
The Fund has an unparalleled ability to make a significant and positive impact in Namibia through both its world class investment management team and its strong representation of the youth through the National Youth Council.
The principal members of the Fund Manager have an extensive and proven track record in the areas of fund management, fiscal responsibility as well as development, acquisitions and financing of investments on a large and small scale through Sub-Saharan Africa in the infrastructure, renewable energy, IT and telecommunication sectors. Third party investors can be confident that their funds will be deployed in a timely manner to our pipeline of carefully, researched projects and assets.
The Fund Manager is owned by Namibian based Bridgehead Group Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and by Ariya Capital Group Limited. Ariya Capital Group (“Ariya”) is an experienced developer and investor in developing a sustainable private equity asset class in Africa. Ariya is headquartered out of Nairobi (Kenya) with offices in London (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Jersey (USA). Ariya aims to be a catalyst for developing a sustainable private equity asset class in Africa.