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Introduction

ARCH focuses on emerging market sectors and geographies, seeking to unlock growth and create sustainable returns for investors.

ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (“ARCH”), authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, is a specialist emerging markets (“EM”) investment adviser with professionals that have considerable experience of EM, private equity, asset management, legal and governance matters, gained over many decades.

Founded in 2018, ARCH is an owner-managed group which operates on a strong governance framework with a focus on delivering added value to investments, based on a risk-adjusted approach.

ARCH provides an outstanding governance platform for leading edge specialist strategies. ESG is core to all of our strategies, and it is one of the many ways we seek to actively add value to all of our investments. Success can be demonstrated by the development finance institutions that have supported some of our strategies.

ARCH was formed by JCH and Partners LLP and African Rainbow Capital (“ARC”). JCH and Partners LLP was founded by Johan Hattingh, an experienced EM investor and veteran of the Ashmore Group. ARC is an African financial services company established in 2015 by Ubuntu-Botho Investments (the private capital vehicle of Patrice Motsepe, renowned entrepreneur, and philanthropist).

ARCH is advising on investments for two emerging markets focused strategies (Renewable Energy and Logistics / Cold Chain Solutions Platforms) and a global strategy (Sustainable Natural Resources).

Our Achievements

2018
March 2018

ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH) was founded by JCH & Partners LLP based in London.

March 2018

Africa Rainbow Capital Propriety Limited joined ARCH as shareholders.

2019
February 2019

ARCH Africa Renewable Energy had its first close with ARCH as Investment Advisor

April 2019

ARCH Kenya Office opened.

November 2019

ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Fund had its first close with ARCH as Investment Advisor.

2020
April 2020

ARCH opened its office in Abidjan.

2021
July 2021

ARCH Africa Renewable Energy had its final close.

October 2021

ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund had its first close with ARCH as Investment Advisor.

November 2021

ARCH becomes member of UK Initiative Climat International (iCI)

2022
February 2022

ARCH becomes signatory of UNPRI

May 2022

ARCH Cold Chain Solutions Fund had its final close.