Maris is an investment holding company diversified across eight African countries. Maris actively invests in four key strategic domains; Property Services, Business Services, Mining, and Agriculture, Forestry and Food. Maris is a highly active investor in each of its 19 holdings. It controls all but 3 of its 19 holdings and catalyses the growth of each of its holdings not only through capital investment but also through financial, operational and strategic support. Maris heavily invests in the development of skills and capabilities within the workforce, and ensures robust governance standards throughout the group.
Maris brings distinctive capabilities with a Management Team and Board with extensive operational and management experience in emerging and frontier markets, widespread networks both globally and within key markets, and a rigorous investment approach developed through decades of global investment experience.
Maris has identified a number of core investment themes upon which to focus the future expansion of the group. With population growth in Africa rising faster than any other continent and the population set to surpass 2 billion by 2040, domestic consumption is set to rise substantially. 25 million people a year are moving to cities and by 2040 over 1 billion people on the continent will be living in cities. These trends, coupled with the growth in business to business spending, will present a wide variety of opportunities for Maris.