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THE TEAM

DAFML comprises a select team of highly driven and well-networked professionals with an extensive track record in private equity, investments and management. The collective team espouses an entrepreneurial spirit in its approach, identification, assessment, investment, nurturing and harvesting of opportunities.

The team consists of:

Dennis Matangira, Senior Managing Partner, has gained a wealth of experience in the private equity industry in both Africa and the USA. He worked for Wachovia Corporate and Investment Bank in the USA for ten years on both their Leveraged Acquisition Finance and Distressed/Special Financing teams before joining Rockwell Collins to execute middle market investment deals, and ultimately founding Kalahari Capital Partners, executing SME PE deals in Africa.

Dennis holds a Masters in International Finance and Banking and an MBA from Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. 

Brian Frimpong, Managing Partner, has over a decade experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate strategy, covering countries in both developed and emerging markets. Brian was recently at Emerging Capital Partners, one of the largest pan-African private equity firms with over US$ 1.8 billion under management. Brian started his banking career with Citigroup and then joined Freddie Mac to restructure the organisation. Brian is a graduate of Harvard Business School. 

Michael Addo, Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager, brings a broad financial services experience from both the USA and Ghana. He was responsible for the Investments & Development Division of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Ghana’s US$ 2 billion, first tier pension scheme. Prior to SSNIT, he was responsible for the strategic and operational turnaround of NTHC, a Ghanaian investment banking boutique firm with advisory, brokerage, research and asset management units. Before that, Michael was an Assistant Vice President at Western Southern Financial Group, Ohio, USA. 

Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University and an MSc from University of Hartford.

Thomas Kwami, Associate, Thomas (TDK) has over 12 years of investment banking experience, having worked in various units of the Databank (Ghana) Group, including Accounts, Corporate finance, Internal Audit and Branch Management. He first worked at Coopers& Lybrand before joining Databank in 1998. TDK was the head of Private Equity at Databank, with oversight over it's portfolio companies and representing the company at board level. He initiated Databank's PE activities into agri-business and transitioned into DAFML.

Thomas holds a BSc Admin (Accounting) degree from the University of Ghana, a postgraduate diploma in Corporate Finance and Management from the University of Sorbonne (France). He also holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance (with distinction) from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Sindiso Mujaji, Associate, joined DAFML from Phatisa (the AAF Fund Manager) where he acquired strong private equity deal execution experience as part of Phatisa’s Deal Team. Prior to that, Sindiso was at LiquidAfrica, where he gained valuable skills as a Corporate Finance Analyst working on advisory mandates across multiple sectors on the African continent. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance (Hons) from the University of Cape Town and is a CFA charterholder.

 

The investment committee is chaired by Ken Ofori-Atta. Ken is the co-founder of Databank Financial Services Limited (Ghana), a financial institution established in 1990, in Ghana. Databank Brokerage, a subsidiary, is the leading stockbrokerage firm in Ghana, with the most successful mutual fund product. Databank's services include corporate finance, asset management and equity research. The company has since acquired substantial interest in an insurance company in Ghana and a commercial bank in the Gambia. Ken is a director of a number of public listed companies including Enterprise Insurance Company Limited, and he is the chairman of The Trust Bank of The Gambia. He has been honoured as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum of Davos and a member of the President of Ghana's Investor's Advisory Council. Ken was the first African to testify in the US Congress to support the Africa Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA).

Ken went to Achimota School in Ghana; he has a BA in economics from Columbia University ('84) and an MBA from the Yale School of Management ('88). Prior to founding Databank, Ken had worked at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers in New York.
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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