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Injaro makes US$2m equity investment in Zeepay

Injaro makes US$2m equity investment in Zeepay

Injaro makes US$2m equity investment in Zeepay

…forms part of Series A.5 fundraising round

Injaro Investment Advisors, a Ghanaian a private capital fund manager, has announced a US$2million equity investment in the Series A.5 round for Zeepay Ghana Limited. In this inaugural investment of its Injaro Ghana Venture Capital Fund (IGVCF), Injaro joins a consortium of international investors for the current fundraising round.

Zeepay is a fast-growing player in the digital termination of remittance (DTR) space and the mobile money market, with a footprint in over 20 countries globally.  Since its inception in 2014, Zeepay has specialised in providing cross-border payments directly into mobile money wallets across Africa and the Caribbean.

Zeepay’s vision is to ultimately promote financial inclusion and transform cross-border payments, particularly in low-income markets. This equity investment will allow Zeepay to finance its multi-country expansion efforts and deepen its market share in these new markets.

This first investment aligns with IGVCF’s strategy to partner with best-in-class profitable Ghanaian SMEs with credible growth potential that operate in the following sectors: Inclusive Financial Services, Food & Agribusiness, Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Industrial Services. IGVCF also promotes environmental, social and governance best practices in its portfolio companies to support job creation and sustained economic growth in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

IGVCF’s list of Investors include Stanbic Investment Management Services (representing Axis Pensions Trust and other investors); Petra Advantage Pension Scheme and Petra Opportunity Pension Scheme; Databank Asset Management Services (representing the interests of the Ghana Education Service Occupational Pension Scheme); Venture Capital Trust Fund; and the Mineral Income Investment Fund (MIIF).

Jerry Parkes, MD-Injaro Investment Advisors, commented: “The Injaro team is honoured to partner with the Zeepay team, which is led by Andrew Takyi-Appiah – a dynamic and visionary young Ghanaian entrepreneur. We look forward to working together to achieve the ambitious goal of creating a successful Ghanaian multinational and market leader in the fintech space.

“It is especially gratifying to finance Zeepay with Ghanaian capital, as this ensures that profits from this investment flow back into the local economy to trigger a virtuous cycle of economic development. We believe that this investment represents an important first step in building linkages between Ghana’s pension funds and exceptional local businesses, which are important drivers of Ghana’s economic growth.”

Andrew Takyi Appiah, CEO-Zeepay Ghana Limited added: “We are delighted to have a Ghanaian local Private Equity investor come on board. This is a testament to the brand’s strength, especially in the current economic climate. I am further delighted the investment will send a strong signal that Ghana believes in its own. Thank you to the Injaro team for making this a reality”.

Injaro

Injaro Investment Advisors Limited (Injaro) is an investment advisory firm licenced by the Ghana Securities & Exchange Commission, and is part of an international group that manages over US$100million across multiple funds and has investments across sub-Saharan Africa.

The team has expertise in the areas of private equity, corporate finance advisory, asset management, management consulting and project management. Injaro manages the Injaro Ghana Venture Capital Fund (IGVCF), a private equity fund backed by local pension funds and registered under the laws of Ghana – licenced by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Ghana.

Zeepay Ghana

Zeepay Ghana Limited is a leading provider of digital remittance termination and mobile money services, which was founded in 2014. The company has a footprint in over 20 countries worldwide, and has existing partnerships with well-known remittance players such as MoneyGram, Remitly and TapTap Send. The business is successfully transitioning into an integrated omni-channel digital payments and value-added financial services provider operating across the continent.

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