About Us

SPE Capital is a boutique private equity firm formed in 2016 from a spinout from Swicorp, a leading regional investment banking firm. The SPE Capital team has invested over USD 1 billion since 2005, across Africa and the Middle East.


SPE Capital is led by an experienced investment team, with a combined experience of more than 60 years investing in growth companies and an objective to achieve superior investment returns for investors. Our strengths include:

  • Clear strategic focus on growth equity in a defined set of sectors and a specific number of priority markets
  • World-class local investment team, with extensive investment experience
  • Disciplined approach to investing, with a focus on highly structured transactions
  • Successful track record, having invested in nearly 30 transactions and realized a number of successful exits
  • Solid transaction pipeline on a continuous basis, the bulk of which is proprietary