Lion’s Head is a specialized merchant bank based in London and Nairobi, focusing on emerging markets and Sub-Saharan Africa. We provide financial advisory services across a range of sectors, including agriculture, health care, education, financial intermediation and infrastructure.

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Agriculture

Lion’s Head believes that a robust agriculture sector is key to growth. We support clients wanting to grow primary agriculture businesses, to access local and international markets, and to develop innovative services for farmers.

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Health & Education

Lion’s Head has worked with a number of partners to promote new investment in social services such as improved healthcare and education in emerging markets, particularly to finance and scale up low-cost solutions.

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Sustainability

Sustainable land use and renewable energy technologies offer solutions to some of the fundamental challenges facing Africa – from finding economically viable means to electrify a whole continent to ensuring resilience against climate shocks and ensuring long term supply chains. We build strategies and financing platforms for clean energy and low-carbon projects.

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Infrastructure

The biggest hurdle to sustainable growth in Africa is the continent’s basic infrastructure. We work with clients to catalyze investment and create new structures for infrastructure financing.

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Advisory & Structuring

We structure innovative and competitive financing solutions across a range of instruments and markets.  Our services include transaction structuring for debt and equity in the public and private sectors, fund structuring, market scoping and investment evaluations.

Capital Raising

We have worked with clients in a number of emerging markets to raise new capital and support business growth. WE help clients identify capital needs, optimise capital structures, identify sources of capital and execute transactions.

Asset Management

We are an active investor and fund manager, working with direct investment opportunities that complement our advisory activities. We are also an authorised, experienced manager for innovative new fund vehicles.



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GHIF invests in Epistem

GHIF invests in Epistem

The Global Health Investment Fund is pleased to announce today that it has entered into a collaborative USD 8m funding agreement with Epistem Holdings Plc to support the roll-out of its Genedrive molecular diagnostic platform as the company’s tuberculosis assay enters pivotal field trials in key developing world locations.

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