Cepheus Growth Capital Partners (Cepheus) is private equity firm primarily focused on making investments in the Ethiopian market by providing long-term growth capital to companies seeking to substantially scale-up and modernize their operations. The Fund will generally take a significant minority position in the businesses in which it invests, with a view to making tangible contributions to company strategy, management systems and operations. In addition, it is committed to improving environmental, social and governance standards in each of its investee companies. The Fund will be making investments across Ethiopia’s main economic sectors, with a particular focus on emerging opportunities in manufacturing, agro-processing, and services.
The Cepheus team is led by its Founding Partners, Mr. Kassahun Kebede and Ms. Berhane Demissie, both Ethiopian-born with strong knowledge of the local investment environment as well as significant international fund management experience. The team also includes professionals with in-depth market, macroeconomic, private equity, and operations experience.