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The challenges of socially responsible enterprise and investment

  • 5 Nov 2012
  • Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel

The challenges of socially responsible enterprise and investment

Zain Latif is the founder of TLG Capital, focusing primarily on frontier markets in Africa and Asia.

TLG has completed deals across sub-Saharan African; notably in the field of healthcare. Past deals include investments in the WHO pre-approved pharmaceutical plant QCIL (Uganda), healthcare facilities in West Africa and a fast-growing cartridge refilling and laptop repair company in India that aims to transmigrate its business to Africa. TLG's efforts in frontier markets was recognised in 2012 by Private Equity Africa for "Landmark Deal of the Decade" as well as in 2010 by a Brewin Dolphin and Red Ribbons joint initiative for contributions rendered towards socially impacting investments.

Prior to founding TLG Capital, Mr. Latif was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in the New Markets division focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa across all products. He joined Goldman Sachs from Merrill Lynch where he was involved in originating and executing a number of ground-breaking emerging market transactions in Africa.

Before joining Merrill, Mr. Latif was involved in spear-heading the special situations African effort at HSBC which culminated in a widely reported inaugural debt/equity hybrid structure for a leading Nigerian financial institution. Mr Latif holds a Masters degree in Finance achieved at the age of 19 from Cass Business School. He currently sits on a number of Boards of portfolio companies.

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