International business expansion

We offer years of experience in disciplines required for successful market expansion and entry.

International companies

Strategic and hands-on assistance in exploring and seizing African business opportunities. We understand Western and African business culture and are experts in matchmaking and supporting businesses in their African expansion.

Growing your African business

African companies

Business development and access to investors who provide scaleup financing. Technology sourcing and matchmaking with international and strategic partners for the growth of your business and expansion of its markets.

Matching your growth needs

Business organisations and donors

Local and regional business network paired with market insights across industries and sectors. Acquisition of market data and development of industry strategies. Partner identification and company matchmaking.

Market insights and partnerships


Designed to help your business grow in(to) and across Africa - and delivered hands-on
and based on years of in-field experience that comes from living and working in Africa

Market information

We collect and analyze market data for informed business and market decisions

Partner and client identification

We diligently find the right partners for your African business expansion

Company matchmaking

We facilitate partnerships and guide you in cultural and business aspects

Business preparation

We prepare your business and staff to do business in East Africa

Expansion and growth strategy

We advise you on strategies best suited for your market entry and business growth

Investment and grants facilitation

We assist in securing the funding and financing for your African business plan

Technology sourcing

We help with the identfication and dialogue with technology partners

Product and service innovation

We provide insights and advise for the design of Africa innovative business

Industries & sectors

We have clients and project experience across industries and sectors. We are industry agnostic. Our wide network of local industry and value chain specialists are drawn in when projects require deep industry knowhow.

Business opportunities are found in most African industries and our strength is the ability to team up with the right experts to help you effectively seize the opportunities.

Why do business with and in Africa

It is easier to become a market leader in Africa than in other deeply competitive markets like China and India where you will have many competitors. But you need to know Africa to take advantage of the opportunities.

Across the continent economies are consistently accelerating their growth and attracting the attention of foreign investors.

The change is driven by economic policies which increasingly favor and facilitate international trade; innovative ICT; an emerging spirit of entrepreneurship; and a growing middle class with a taste for modern consumer goods.

Our clients

Highlights our ability to deliver the needed services and knowhow to different
sizes of companies, across industries and to local and international clients

From day one of our Kenyan business
partnership GrowthAfrica provided us with the perfect guidance. I can strongly recommend them to anyone looking at setting up business partnerships in Kenya. Their qualified staff provide a top professional service.

Maythem Fahmi Managing Director, Truemax

We were in all phases of our Kenyan B2B partnership with DotSavvy greatly assisted by GrowthAfrica. Their insightful advice and practical on-the-ground support makes them the consultants you need if you want establish and successfully grow a business in Kenya.

Michael Pedersen Partner, PlusPeople

If you are looking for a partner and consultant who is passionate about Africa and its vast opportunities yet also very knowledgeable about its pitfalls and challenges then GrowthAfrica is the absolute right match. They are an entrepreneurial team with the skills you will need in Africa.

Anders B. Mogensen Managing Director & Partner, Seismonaut

We urgently needed to retrieve and validate some East Africa market intelligence. GrowthAfrica managed this task quickly and excellently. It would not have been possible without their local presence and network.

Brian Nöztli Sales Director for EEMEA, Radiometer Medical

Finding the right East African reseller from the remote requires luck. Working with GrowthAfrica enabled us identify and meet with 12 potential resellers in four countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya) in a week. Very efficient and cost effective.

Carsten Laursen Regional Executive and VP of Sales, Damm Cellular Systems A/S

In less than four weeks GrowthAfrica had secured the interest from 5 out of 8 potential Danish partners they had identified – and subsequently arranged a study visit to meet the companies. They have consistently and diligently assisted us throughout the matchmaking process. We would never have been able to do this without their key support.

Devan Khagram Managing Director, Feedco Animal Feed

We had unsuccessfully used significant time and effort on market intelligence to determine the potential market size and find the relevant clients in specific African markets. GrowthAfrica quickly provided us with a verified shortlist of right contacts in the countries.

Simon Kvetny Export Manager, ORIGIO

We urgently needed to retrieve and validate some East Africa market intelligence. GrowthAfrica managed this task quickly and excellently. It would not have been possible without their local presence and network.

Brian Nöztli Sales Director for EEMEA, Radiometer Medical

Achieving results


Businesses assisted

Companies supported in Africa
with network and advisory services


Partnerships facilitated

Partnerships developed between
African and international companies


Financing raised

Investments and grants raised
for local and international clients

Case studies

We are client and opportunity centred and delivery focused. Our African market
anchoring provides you with the hands-on expertise and insights needed

Danish interior design business' first Sub-Saharan market

Assisting the leading Danish furniture brand BoConcept establish their first franchiseship in Sub-Saharan Africa including South Africa.

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Finpro: Kenyan ICT, financial services and cyber security study

Mapping opportunities for Finnish companies in three industries aimed at qualifying areas with potential and identifying Kenyan partners.

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Feedco (Ethiopia): Facilitation of Danish animal feed partner

Identifying and engaging with leading Danish animal feed producers to establish a joint venture with the Ethiopian company Feedco.

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Latest highlights

News and reflections from across our activities

Our partners

We work with a broad spectrum of companies and organisations providing us
with access to network, specialist knowhow and infield continental support

Let's talk

How can we assist your business grow in and across Africa? What resources
and support do you need to assess and seize the business opportunities?

Ian Lorenzen Executive Director & Partner Skype: ian_lorenzen +254 (0)731 513 951