About Us.

BGI’s Core Business Is Private Equity Transaction Advisory

BlackGold Investments (BGI) is a boutique transaction advisory and investments firm registered in Kenya, and incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap. 486) of the Laws of the Republic of Kenya.

We have over 40 years combined experience in Entrepreneurship, Principal Investment, Transaction Advisory, Portfolio Management & Capital Structuring in Real Estate.

Our vision is to help secure East Africa’s promising future by investing in growing businesses and supporting the entrepreneurial aspirations of the next generation.

BLACKGOLD SERVICES

  • Transaction advisory services in the private equity space
  • Capital structuring in the real estate space
  • Limited capital injections into companies with great growth prospects
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Why BlackGold.

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WHY BLACKGOLD

We believe passionately in the promise and potential of East Africa.

We invest our resources in nurturing transactions and supporting ventures that seek to deliver on this promise.

BLACKGOLD PROCESS

BGI “quarterbacks” the private equity investment process on behalf of the Entrepreneur.

Our Target Clientele.

BGI’s target clientele are enterprises that fit the following profile

Innovative Enterprises

Innovative businesses with promising growth prospects in their respective industries.

Africa’s emerging, well-educated, entrepreneurs

Businesses led  by  Africa’s  emerging,  well-educated, entrepreneurs who demonstrate the promise and potential of the continent.

Transitioning established family owned businesses

Established family owned businesses that are transitioning into new-generation-led management focused on enhancing corporate governance.

Early growth stage businesses

Businesses in early growth stages that require capital to scale.

Management Team.

A serial entrepreneur with three decades of experience, mostly in the health sector, Chris has a reputation for specializing in businesses that serve Kenya’s fast growing middle class.
Chris Getonga
Chris Getonga
BSc Finance –Syracuse University

He is credited with modernizing the provision of quality health service delivery in Kenya through Acacia Medical Services which runs outpatient health facilities, staffed by independent doctors in private practice and resourced with modern medical diagnostic equipment, laboratory and pharmacy facilities.

Chris was also behind the success of one of Kenya’s largest and most profitable pharmaceutical retail brands, Mimosa Pharmacy, which was recently acquired by a new operator in the region.

He serves on the board of directors of AMREF Flying Doctors as well as the New Dawn Trust Fund, an educational fund for disadvantaged students from low-income families and communities.

A graduate of the prestigious Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Maurice’s career experience ranges from infrastructure funding in U.S. real estate to private equity transaction advisory and from bond trading to East African venture capital.
Maurice Nduranu
Maurice Nduranu
MS Financial Engineering/BSc Business Administration

Maurice advised Chris and Mimosa Pharmacy in their 2014 transaction and also served, in the same year, as a strategy and investment advisor to Msingi, a new USD 100 million catalytic fund under formation by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Prior to that, he oversaw Acumen’s agri-business investments in the East Africa region and represented the fund on the boards of investee companies as diverse as IT and seed maize manufacturing. Maurice was involved in enough transactions while at Acumen to warrant making Business Daily’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2012.

He serves on the advisory board of the Kikuyu Constituency Educational Foundation and also serves on the executive committee of the Alliance High School Old Boys Club.

Our Investments.

BGI also invests in minority stakes in attractive enterprises

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Abacus builds web and mobile software to help investors across the globe access African financial markets. We make it possible for both local and international investors to research and invest, any time, any where.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, MradiFund is an online fundraising platform that allows small and medium size enterprises to raise expansion capital from friends, family, networks and outside investors in exchange for a small equity stake in their enterprise.

Happening Ventures is a tents and events company. We specialize in manufacturing and hiring out of party tents, canopies, chairs and tables. We also organize events.

Sous Chef is a leading producer of frozen and ready-to-eat foods. The company supplies supermarkets, hotels and airport catering services with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian finger-foods that are certified to the highest industry standards.

Sandstorm Kenya used to make luxury safari tents. Today we use the same skills and materials to build beautiful bags at our workshop in Karen, just outside Nairobi.

Contact Us.

Phone:

Mobile: +254 733 788 000, +254 709 510 242, +254 709 516 734
Landline: +254 (20) 374 2030

Email:

info@bgi.co.ke

Address:

The Oval, Ring Rd Westlands.
PO Box 890-00621, Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya.