High potential SMEs

Capital Investment

To strengthen the equity of Malian SMEs with high potential and contribute to their development, Zira Capital proposes a capital investment. The presence of Zira Capital in the capital of an SME also facilitates access to bank credit and other investors, strengthen the credibility and solidity of the SME.

Nature of funding

Capital investment (minority participation) or a long-term shareholder loan without guarantee and remunerated in proportion to the company's performance. The capital investment can be used for example to finance: purchase of raw materials, opening of production units.

Investment Ticket

Between FCFA 50 and 300 million per company

Investment period

Between 4 and 7 years old. The shares of Zira Capital are then sold according to the promoter's vision and via a mechanism defined at the time of investment.

Selection criteria

  • Formalized companies or companies with the capacity and will to become one
  • Managed by competent and ambitious entrepreneurs wishing to structure and grow in partnership with an institutional investor
  • With strong growth potential, based on innovation or a clear competitive advantage
  • Active in all sectors of activity and all regions of Mali
  • Presenting opportunities to create positive social and/or environmental impact