KAWSARA is an advisory company based in Lausanne (Switzerland) specializing in corporate finance advisory, african market entry, economic development strategies, investment promotion strategies. KAWSARA offers customized, effective solutions matching its clients’ needs through a combination of analytical industry expertise and stakeholder management.
KAWSARA’s team of multi- disciplinary professionals has worked on numerous projects across Africa, either on behalf of its network of financial partners in the Middle East, Western Europe & as strategic advisor to governmental organizations.
Corporate Finance Advisory
Philosophy & Values
To provide financing solutions and insights that will create generational wealth on the African continent.
We do the right thing, all the time.
We strive for excellence in everything we do.
As a black empowered company with a passion for Africa's growth, core to our purpose is the empowerment of others.
Deeds not words
We are driven by a relentless focus on execution, on getting things done.
It is our mission to provide customized, effective solutions to our clients’ needs through a combination of consulting and strong knowledge of Africa. We work towards practical, actionable plans that provide real and sustainable results.
Our team has a strong code of conduct to which they comply internally and externally. Team work, integrity, confidentiality, objectivity and professionalism are key values within KAWSARA’s team and its engagements.
Mining and Resources
Power and Energy
We help companies from all stages in accelerating their businesses. Through strategic and financial support, we prepare the companies for new investors.
Based on the strategic goals of the client we help define the optimal capital structure and identifies the most relevant financial instruments available whether it is from private, institutional or industrial investors.
We take an active role in preparing all data and equity story for the potential investors, thus ensures that all required information is presented.
Our focus is on businesses that are cash generative, have attractive growth prospects and the ability to generate positive returns over the medium to long term. Geographically, while our prime focus is sub-Saharan Africa, we are excited about opportunities into South Africa and the SADC countries.
Corporate finance advisory
A comprehensive corporate finance advisory offering is provided (including mergers & acquisitions advisory, valuations and due diligence, financial modelling and information memoranda and balance sheet restructuring), as well as equity and debt capital raising.
Capital raising (Medium to long term)
KAWSARA offers capital markets advisory as well as capital raising services that include DFI funding, concessional funding, loans, structured facilities and access to private equity funding.
Project finance advisory
KAWSARA offers bespoke project finance advisory services which include project development, project structuring and packaging, developing project documentation (such as information memoranda, financial modelling and other marketing documents) and identifying strategic equity and technical partners, equity and debt capital raising. We leverage our extensive project finance experience and knowledge for the benefit of project sponsors and promoters to "make deals bankable" for development financiers and other financial institutions while meeting our client’s requirements.
Kawsara lifestyle services
KAWSARA Lifestyle is a 24/7 VIP service provider and over time have created an extensive VIP service network in Switzerland.
We discreetly serve clients from Africa and the Middle East for all their needs in Switzerland. We are committed to assist high level expectations clients, ranging from UHNW to royal families to professional athletes who have busy schedules and need turnkey solutions like ours to save time and make life easier when it counts.
We’ve mastered the greatest challenges and have a 100% success rate when money is not an object.
KAWSARA Lifestyle is at your disposal to provide all types of VIP services & luxury products to you, your family or your company at a moment’s notice.
Please feel free to contact us with your individual requests, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mohamadou DIAW is the co-founding partner of Kawsara and Manager of the company.
Prior founding Kawsara, Mohamadou held various positions in Financial services and banking industry in Switzerland. He was Private banker for African HNWI advising clients on wealth management issues.
M. Diaw is a Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager with a graduation in Compliance Financials markets specialist.
With a strong business network in Africa, he works with some africans head of state in the advisory of financial issues and investments strategy.