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Providing growth capital

By empowering entrepreneurs to scale their business, we contribute to unlocking access to essential goods and to creating jobs in underdeveloped markets.


Portfolio highlights

We invest in local SMEs that have the potential to develop into market leaders

Our financing and business support grows with the company. 






Retail & wholesalers


Business support

Around a quarter of our portfolio is invested in retailers and wholesalers, and around 15% in manufacturing companies. This way, we support an increase in access to basic consumer goods for the growing (urban) population and help to reduce the reliance on imports.

"Our country (the DRC) is virgin. The sky is the limit. There are plenty of opportunities."

Moïse Angel

Founder Quick Print | DRC

"We have in XSML a long-term partner that also helps us in implementing a new IT system to manage our operations more efficiently."

Idd Iwumbwe

CEO Ecopharm | Uganda

"The working capital provided by XSML has been instrumental in further stabilising our supply chain."

Ashiq Adatia

Managing Director Galaxy | DRC

Investment cases

We want to work with entrepreneurs and SMEs who are driven by more than making a profit. They want to improve their services, make them affordable to more people and contribute to the development of their country.

Video Investments   Quick Print

Building digital print shop from scratch

Digital printing company Quick Print in Kinshasa, DRC, is growing fast. It continues to expand its capacity and invest in state-of-the art digital printing equipment. "There is nothing like this in town", says Moïse Angel, the founder. 

Video Investments - Hospital

From A&E care to fully-fledged hospital

SOS Médecins de Nuit (MDN), the healthcare clinic based in Kinshasa, is one of XSML's oldest clients. Since 2011, it has expanded its services and into other locations. "We want to make sure the majority of the population gets access to our services," says Serge Holenn, the Medical Director.