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Growing profitable businesses for a positive impact

About us

Lagata invest in businesses in growth markets, with a specific expertise in emerging markets and particularly in sub Saharan Africa. We put responsible investment at the core of what we do by focusing on growing businesses that can generate sustainable profits and create a positive social and environmental impact.

We add long-term value to the businesses we work with while aiming to improve the infrastructure where they operate. We do this through hands-on involvement in each company that we own or invest in, and by connecting them to our ecosystem of support services that we have built up throughout the region.

We operate in areas where we feel we can make a significant difference to regional economic growth and long-term sustainability. We are strong believers that investments can be both profitable and produce a positive impact to their local communities and countries. Through ownership, we aim to drive that change.

Investment themes

Agriculture &
Agri- Processing

More than 60% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa are smallholder farmers, and about 23 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP comes from agriculture. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped. Lagata are interested in investments in both large scale farming and aggregating smallholder output whilst supporting smallholder productivity. Progress in both these areas will unlock massive productivity and developmental gains for the continent.

Investment themes


Forestry in emerging markets is an attractive alternate asset for long-term investment which can simultaneously drive the process of offsetting climate change, mitigating deforestation, and improving biodiversity. Responsible and sustainable forestry helps leave lasting positive impact for the individuals and communities each day while preserving our environment. Lagata are interested in investing in opportunities in both sustainable forestry such as eucalyptus as well as ‘patient capital’ opportunities in woods such as teak.

Investment themes


The manufacturing sector is the driver of productivity growth in a developing economy, as it transitions from an agrarian one through industrialisation. This, in turn, is the lifeblood of technological development. Developing manufacturing in emerging markets is key for regional development and social stability. Lagata look to build and invest in manufacturing champions and actively pursuing import substitution for value creation. Our manufacturing investments are further catalysing growth by supporting local suppliers and attracting more investment and employment for the regions and local communities.

Investment themes

Natural Resources

Developing countries are realising the power of harnessing the potential of their mineral resources to drive growth and development. A number of these regions have remained underexplored in recent decades as attention focused on other sectors. As governments begin to focus on the mining sector, Lagata aim to offer them a sustainable and responsible partner in the commercialisation of these resources. Lagata are guided by international ESG standards in developing our natural resource licenses. Lagata look at opportunities throughout the value cycle, from early stage exploration through to project development.

Investment themes


Technology naturally goes hand in hand with the development of any region. We are interested in investments that transform regional infrastructure, such as optical fibre for example, which connects businesses and communities to opportunities. We also look at opportunities in what we see as tomorrow’s drivers of the way business is conducted, such as interactive entertainment.


“We aim to be a good neighbour wherever we work, by contributing to the well-being of neighbouring communities.”

Sustainability is an integral part of our group’s philosophy. It is important that besides our strong financial performance, innovation and much loved products, we remain a responsible corporate citizen. We focus on greener power solutions, minimising transport and freight and circular economy wherever possible and strive to improve on this whenever possible.

Our comprehensive set of codes, policies and assurance processes define how we aim to operate in socially and environmentally responsible ways. After all we only have one Earth, lets take care of it.


Lagata is a growing company. We value our people and understand the benefits of having a diverse team.

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Lagata's focus on innovation means our businesses are regularly making breakthroughs and reaching new milestones. Our news section will keep you fully informed and up to date on our activities and achievements.

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1 Ariel Way

White City

London W12 7SL