XSML Capital Ltd.
XSML is an investment fund manager operating in frontier markets in Central and East Africa. XSML, eXtra Small Medium Large, aims to grow small businesses into medium and large enterprises. XSML has local teams in Kampala (Uganda), Kinshasa (DRC and RoC) and Bangui (CAR). We combine local knowledge and an extensive network close to entrepreneurs with investment and operational experience.
We believe that growing a small business into a medium or large company can generate superior returns for investors in emerging markets. However, providing just capital is not enough – businesses need expertise and guidance to achieve sustainable growth. XSML provides this critical support to SMEs as an active investor. We operate in close collaboration with management and with the help of a separate technical assistance facility which supports investee companies in areas that require extra attention. Sometimes this is before investment, often directly afterwards or at later stages of the relationship. This support is critical for businesses to reach their potential.