About Us

Our Firm

Themis Capital is an active investment company focused on concentrating capital, talent and effort on a select number of long-term investments in companies that will benefit from Africa’s demographic trends. We partner with management teams to invest into and grow domestic and regional champions.  

Our Investment Criteria

We are focused on building a highly-concentrated portfolio of companies with the following characteristics:  

  • Market leading positions attractive growth sectors 
  • Strong, credible and aligned management
  • Strong operating platforms capable of supporting additional scale
  • Strong governance frameworks and internal controls
  • Significant ability to influence outcomes

Our Guiding Philosophy

We believe that we will only achieve sustained success as an investment firm by anchoring our actions on balance and fairness.  We weigh decisions against a simple test:  

“In achieving our objective of delivering excellent returns to our investors; have we done our best to positively impact investee companies; their employees and our host communities?”   

Our Team

Fola Aiyesimoju

Fola is the founder of Themis Capital. His experience prior to co-founding Themis spans principal investing, corporate finance and private equity. Fola has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa’s most important economies. Fola most recently worked with the global investment firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, where his focus was on private equity opportunities in Africa. His experience also includes time at Ocean and Oil Holdings, a principal investment firm based in Nigeria and eight years at Standard Bank, five of which were spent leading the mergers and acquisitions advisory business in Nigeria.  

Peter Mombaur

Peter has been working in Africa for more than 15 years. He moved to Africa as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey, then spent 7 years in Nigeria working across several industries before joining Tana Africa Capital as Co-Managing Director. Peter recently moved to San Diego to run Terra Education, an educational travel company that he co-founded. Peter’s entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. Peter supports Themis Capital with his invaluable hands-on experience in Nigeria and Africa both as a manager and investor.  

Debola Badejo, Principal Themis Africa

Debola Badejo

Debola is a Principal at Themis, responsible for identifying, reviewing and investing in target companies. He works closely with portfolio companies to implement value creation initiatives aimed at driving superior returns. Prior to joining Themis, Debola spent 6 years with Standard Bank as a Corporate Finance executive, where he executed various M&A, restructuring and capital raising transactions for leading corporates across sub-Saharan Africa. Debola began his career at Morgan Stanley in New York and also worked at Citadel Securities, prior to moving back to Africa to focus on providing advisory services on the continent.