Aruwa Capital Management is a Lagos based, female founded and led, growth equity, impact investment company. As one of the few women owned investment houses on the entire African continent, the team have identified an untapped investment opportunity, investing in rapidly growing companies that either provide essential goods and services to the rapidly growing female economy or businesses that are founded or co-founded by women or have gender diverse teams.
Aruwa Capital Management was founded based on the conviction that the gender imbalance amongst capital allocators provides an untapped opportunity for women as capital allocators to invest in untapped segments of the economy with a natural competitive advantage.
With less than 10 private equity funds owned or led by a woman in the entire continent of Africa, Aruwa Capital Management is unlocking untapped investment opportunities that have been historically overlooked due to the fact that women have not been in investment decision making roles. These untapped investment opportunities will generate strong financial returns as well as generate positive social impact and improve the quality of lives of millions of people in under-served and overlooked communities.
The team based in Lagos is led by the Founder, Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes and combines international best practice skill sets from global institutions with deep local networks, operational know how and on the ground presence to unlock untapped investment opportunities.
The team is made up of investment professionals and operators that understand how to support and improve businesses in our markets.