Our Business

Our businesses have emerged from a deep local understanding of the needs and opportunities on the continent

Firm Believer in Africa

We are a firm believer that it is time for African businesses to go global too – and Mara is well positioned to lead the way.

While regional differences persist, the continent is experiencing an extraordinary period of rapid economic growth driven by relative political stability, enhanced regional integration, strong global commodity prices and favourable demographics.

Our businesses have emerged from a deep local understanding of the needs and opportunities on the continent.

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Banking

Atlas Mara Limited is a rapidly growing sub-Saharan African financial services group listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Since its founding by Bob Diamond and Ashish J. Thakkar in 2013, It has acquired, by way of six transactions, control of (or significant stakes in) banking operations in seven sub-Saharan African countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria, several of which rank amongst the fastest growing countries in the world.

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Real Estate

We strongly believe that the African continent and people appreciate and deserve quality real estate investments and as a result, Mara ventured into the real estate sector.

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Technology

Mara’s technology ventures will capitalise on the rapidly growing smartphone and internet penetration figures in Africa, creating a suite of platforms that are tailored to individual markets and are built on partnerships with local mobile operators and governments.