This is the value add team of Summit Africa and consists of several highly experienced individuals / business management consultants who have a broad range of skills across several disciplines and covering many business sectors.  Through strategic partnerships this team plays a critical role on an ongoing basis, providing operational and strategic support to Summit, its subsidiaries, and more so the businesses invested into by the Summit Funds.

The value creation process starts during the operational and commercial due diligence phases (conducted by the value add team) and focusses on identifying all key operational areas, which will drive sustainable value creation for all stakeholders, reduce risk and promote ESG&T objectives.  Using the identified focus areas and in conjunction with the management of the investee company, the value add team creates a detailed implementation plan (100-day plan through to a 5 year plan) that delivers meaningful operational change, and which can be measured using Summit Africa’s unique Key Performance Indicator framework.

The value team has extensive experience, which includes:

  • Operations set up, support and improvement – this includes the setup and administration of management systems, reporting systems, IT systems, KPI reporting and measurement systems, operational improvements project management etc.
  • Performance optimization and value enhancement ideas / solutions within the portfolio investments
  • Skills development and transfer on various operational aspects
  • Branding, digital marketing, online media, and sales strategies and frameworks
  • Strategic / Commercial framework for investment selection, structuring and execution based on the assessment of operational and strategy improvement opportunities and risks during the due diligence process
  • Product development strategies inclusive of introducing new unique nuances making products more marketable
  • Implementation of ESG&T frameworks
  • Setting up of Key Performance Area frameworks and monitoring systems




When summiting a mountain range – there is what is referred to as the Beta factor.  Beta in climbing refers to “Advice on how to successfully complete (or protect) a particular climbing route, builder problem or crux sequence (most difficult part of a climb)”.

In the same way Summit’s beta range of services are categorized into 4 distinctive Strategic Areas each focused on a service provision, which results in outstanding solutions through dedication and excellence.


Team members have been exposed to the following industries:

Manufacturing Financial Mining Logistics Engineering
Manufacturing Financial services & banking Mining Logistics Engineering
RenewEnergy AssetManage IT SoftDev Construction
Renewable energy Asset management Information technology Software development Construction
ImportExport CrossBorder OilGas Infrastructure Property
Imports & Exports Cross Border Transaction – especially into Africa Oil and gas Infrastructure Property


The team has had deal experience in the following countries: