The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” 

Abraham Lincoln, 1862

Our Vision

We believe that there is a need, and an opportunity, to transform how capital is invested. We believe that investment capital, blended with development funding pools, can lead the transformation of rural areas in Africa, helping to build the lives of local communities through the creation of businesses that are sustainable in the long term.

Our mission

At ThirdWay Africa we have taken inspiration from the evolution of global consciousness and we aim to challenge the status quo, unleashing the power of global capital to help create a socially and economically empowered Africa, delivering sustainable social and environmental impact to local communities, as well as commercial returns to our investors.

Our Model

ThirdWay Africa is an impact-focused merchant bank operating in Indian Ocean Africa. We are an organisation anchored by a team of frontier thinkers, driven by a desire to challenge the status quo and a conscious will to invest our capital and expertise to create new paths in the absence of deep and functioning local financial markets.


We participate in the development of young African economies that are being transformed into countries sustained by long-term economic growth, social responsibility and natural conservation, through the combination of advisory services and principal investments, with a focus on development finance and impact investing opportunities


With offices in Maputo, London and Madrid, TWA has developed an international ecosystem of finance and development partners, as well as unique access to deal flow, in Indian Ocean Africa. The firm hosts a multi-disciplinary team and the partners have over 75 years of combined finance experience and over 25 years of agribusiness, forestry and renewable energy experience in Africa.


TWA is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

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Investment Management

ThirdWay Africa is in the process of launching the ThirdWay Africa Impact Fund, an impact investment private equity fund focused in rural development across Indian Ocean Africa. At ThirdWay Africa we firmly believe that investment capital can be the engine of development of rural areas in Africa, by the creation and development of sustainable businesses that have the potential to transform the lives of local communities in Indian Ocean Africa.


Since its foundation, ThirdWay Africa has built a team with experience in executing deal-by-deal private equity opportunities, advisory mandates and impact consulting projects in the regions it operates, helping international investors, African businesses and large development organisations plan, execute, risk-manage and restructure investment opportunities and grant programmes. The team has over 75 years of combined experience in corporate finance, strategy consulting, international private equity and capital markets, together with a long business track-record in Africa

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