Anticipation; Insight; Thinking ahead of the curve are the qualities required to operate successfully in today’s Global, Emerging and Frontier markets. These are the qualities which define GFI. GFI has brought cutting edge Merchant Banking services to governments, government entities and publically traded and privately-held companies in Africa.

Our firm's overall approach is guided by the following underlying principles:

Commitment to clients

We believe in long-term relationships, allowing for a clear understanding of our clients’ strategies. We have a genuine interest in the businesses of our clients. Our flexible operating philosophy ensures that no transaction is too large or too small.

No conflicts of interest

We provide objective advice and are free from the conflicts that can arise from a multi-product, integrated platform. We do not sell products, but deliver tailor-made solutions which are designed to create value.

Senior involvement

Our senior bankers are involved in transactions from initiation to completion, ensuring that our clients benefit from their experience and expertise at all stages of the decision making and execution processes.


We value the trust of our clients and treat it with utmost care and discretion ensuring confidentiality at all times.


We strive to provide our clients with innovative, well considered ideas and solutions. The firm combines boutique creativity with top delivery reach and resources normally associated with larger institutions.