Since inception in 2008, our goal has been to bring timeless investment wisdom and timely ideas to our members worldwide. In the full spirit of our vision, I recently met with Gordon McLaughlin, Partner at Development Capital Partners, to explore domain-specific knowledge his firm has accumulated from 100+ investment trips to Africa.
As Africa-focused value investors, Gordon and his partners at Development Capital Partners travel extensively throughout the continent (to South Africa and well beyond: Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria) in search of intelligent investments — both public and private.
Gordon generously shared from his wealth of cumulative experience and his perspectives below are particularly insightful:
There are three patterns to the types of businesses we’ve focused on while investing in Africa: