46 Parallels is a pan-African investment partnership with a specific focus on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) excluding South Africa. The team is based in London, Lagos and Nairobi.
We specialise in investing capital into SSA in a sustainable and responsible manner through equity-linked debt, targeting companies with robust business plans, strong asset backing, solid growth prospects and consistent cashflows. We believe that this approach allows investors to capitalise on the African Opportunity, without exposure to the traditional constraints of illiquid public or private equity funds.
The name ‘46 Parallels’ defines the area between two key lines of latitude: the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, north and south of the Equator. The Fund’s focus will be on SSA countries lying between these two latitudes, where we believe market opportunities are at their most promising.