Baylis offers a best-in-class blue chip platform that enables the efficient deployment of institutional commercial capital, in particular from the US and Europe, into Africa.


Baylis’ diverse partner team brings together an extensive experience in frontier markets private equity and a unique in-depth expertise on African markets, reinforced by strong operational skills.


Baylis invests in established small to mid-market companies within the Manufacturing and Industrials sectors with a geographic remit covering West and East African markets.


Baylis currently has offices in New York City and Lagos, Nigeria and is opening an office in Nairobi.

Women and minority owned firm, with diverse and complementary backgrounds

Coverage of West and East Africa with emphasis on less covered (including francophone) countries 

Focus on middle-market investments in the job-creating manufacturing and industrial sectors

Environmental and social performance improvement as part of hands-on, operational improvement approach

– Aubrey Hruby, Partner
"Given the dire need to create jobs for millions of young people and the positive outlook for small and medium size companies, the middle-market Africa PE space should be of greater focus for institutional investors and their gatekeepers."