Truestone structures equity and debt investment opportunities for both private and institutional investors to provide capital for high growth companies operating in hard-to-access frontier markets. Our strategic focus in the mid-term is expansion of our operations in West Africa and Central Asia.
Truestone has delivered investment performance by providing risk capital and hands-on support to innovative companies and projects in frontier markets. We seek to fill gaps in the market where there are clear opportunities to engage those with low to middle incomes.
Highly relational engagement is at the core of our investment approach. This allows us to identify the most attractive opportunities and enables us to minimise the financial and ESG risks.
Truestone has built a solid reputation as one of the most active early stage equity investors in West Africa. As well as raising, deploying and managing risk capital, we are fully embedded in our investee companies, providing close strategic support to managements teams on the ground. This approach drives long term value creation for investors.
Alongside introducing and effectively structuring the needed capital, Truestone provides consultancy and project support for investee companies. In addition our Board representation supports strategy generation and business planning. Our London office handles investor relations for investee companies and enhances governance and administration procedures.
In creating wealth for our investment clients we also aim to build wealth through employment opportunities and ownership in the local communities where we invest. Our experience has shown a vested interest in success locally leads to building stronger businesses.
We believe in the power of investment to transform lives for the better. Therefore we invest in businesses that can deliver quantifiable social benefits to local communities and environmental benefits for us all. Results are audited to ensure they are accurate and always at the forefront of our thinking when investment decisions are made.
In many countries, transparency and integrity are not the norm in day-to-day business activities. However, we believe that in the long term those traits are essential to build a competitive edge and a resilient business. Whether it be helping implement anti-corruption policies or enforcing women’s equal pay rights, we work with investees to encourage such behaviours and attitudes as part of a business’s development and to mitigate against governance risks.
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