Africa’s leading independent non-bank financial services group engaged in asset management, investment banking and fiduciary and administration services.
Imara, with deep local roots, is your key to accessing the opportunities in Africa by coupling ‘blue chip’ international expertise and networks with local experience and contacts. We operate directly and through partners in 10 African countries, as well as an office in London.
Backed by a small group of private investors from the US, Europe and Africa who have a long-term investment horizon bringing stability, financial support as well as significant experience in financial services and investing across Africa.
Management and founding, Fleming and Wulfsohn families, have a combined history of more than 100 years building businesses in Africa and international financial services groups.
private pan Africa financial services group, founded 1954
Strong African presence through subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and employees - who call Africa home
Fiduciary and Administration
With over half a century of hands-on experience in Africa, we have a deep understanding of the landscape, its institutions, entrepreneurs and governments. Our credibility comes from being at the forefront of African capital markets for over 60 years:
- intimately involved in the establishment and growth of stock markets across Southern Africa – Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
- founded the oldest stockbroker in Zimbabwe – Imara Edwards
- launched one of the earliest pan African equity funds – the Imara African Opportunities fund
- advised on transactions across Southern Africa in excess of USD3b, including some of the world’s leading multi-nationals in Africa