Business Strategy


Our Board of Directors has extensive experience in conducting business in Africa, providing them with competitive advantages. They have a team of experts who can identify country-specific opportunities and access decision makers through their relationships with industry leaders.
  Investment Strategy

Leveraging from  our regional and sector expertise.

We design and implement customized strategies for each opportunity we identify, drawing on our experience, expertise, and relationships. We emphasize understanding the differences between African countries and building partnerships with specialized advisors. We promote inclusive business growth, establish relationships with local companies, navigate legislative landscapes, adhere to regulatory laws, and maintain strong ethics and governance.
By taking a comprehensive view of the potential in Africa, we aim to make investments that contribute to building a diversified and dynamic portfolio.

  Group structure

3 verticals
that function cohesively from an operational and execution standpoint.


Emerald Capital is the vertical that focuses on identifying opportunities in the Finance Sector, from Banking to Financial & Capital markets.

We structure investment deals and funding transactions as well as providing
advisory services. The primary focus is to share risk and reward on the projects that
Emerald Group invests in, while providing high quality financial and advisory services.

  • Investment Banking

  • Digital banking platforms
  • Mobile Wallets
Capital Markets
  • Equities and Debt Securities
  • Structured Finance

Financial Services
  • Wealth Management
  • Investment/Fund Management
Representative investments

Green One Capital is a Venture Capital & Private Equity firm, established in Portugal, with a mission to preserve and deliver sustainable capital growth to its clients. With over 75 years of experience grounded in private equity and alternative asset management, the firm’s main areas of expertise are in private equity, real estate and non-performing loans. Activities are regulated and supervised by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission.

A forward-looking Wealth management Firm and Multi-Family Office (MFO) headquarted in Singapore.
Experienced leadership team with a combined 50+ years of experience in investment, asset & private wealth management.

Exclusive access to Family Office ecosystem, Private Deals, Custodians, Experiences, Funds and Investments.

A financial services provider focused on reducing the perception gap through market knowledge, experience and inclusiveness; but most importantly, a passion for the African continent and its people.

BANKO aims to connect people and businesses in Africa, by building a unique and inclusive ecosystem, through the acquisition and induction of integrative banking operations across the continent.

Diaar Limited is a quasi-fund structure dedicated to urban development through the transformation of real estate and the re-development of vital urban areas. Capitalising on the booming African economy, expanding population and demand for high-quality real estate, Diaar is able to unlock areas of strategic potential, use sustainable materials and focus on fulfilling the requirements of mixed-use urban living, which include retail, commercial and residential.


Emerald Energy specialises in the investment and financing of natural resources assets, commodity trading, renewable and alternative energy solutions.

An already extensive pipeline is constantly expanding as Emerald Energy leverages its access to global capital pools to conduct business in emerging markets.

Oil & Gas
  • Exploration & Production
  • Downstream & Midstream services

Renewable and alternative energies solutions
  • Geothermal
  • Hydropower, Wind and Solar
  • Bioenergy and Electrofuels
Commodities trading
  •  Marketing of Physical commodities such as Oil & Gas, Metals and Minerals and related products

Representative investments

Esco Africa is the subsidiary of Esco, a leading diversified energy services company wholly owned in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, for Africa. Esco Africa delivers high quality, reliable and efficient solutions such as inspection, project management, operations support and offshore consultancy services to the oil and gas, marine and aviation sectors across Africa.

Emerald Group founded Nino Oil & Gas in 2014, an independent E&P company that exclusively focuses on oil and gas opportunities in Africa.

Nino’s Chief Objective is to acquire and develop a balanced portfolio of non-operating interests in producing, proven, or highly prospective oil assets across Africa.


Emerald Media is building an ecosystem of media brands that compliment one another and aims to be the primary content outlet in the markets they represent.

Emerald leverages the power of global brands to bring a new market perspective to its coverage areas. With a purpose-driven and impact-oriented focus, we create engaging content about various regions, their people and the impact on economic growth.

  • Special dossiers

  • Sponsored multi-industry driven events
  • Award-winning fact-checking platforms for social media

Representative investments

Inevitável e Fundamental

A subsidiary founded in 2018, Inevitável e Fundamental focuses on a journalistic project whose main objective is to ascertain the truth in the public space through the active scrutiny of the various protagonists that shape and influence the public opinion. That led to the creation of Polígrafo, the first Portuguese digital and award winning fact-checking newspaper and Viral Check, a digital newspaper focused in fight misinformation about health.

Founded in 2022, Media N9ve is a new player within the media sector, born out to a desire to inform and strengthen relationships between Portuguese-speaking societies and communities. Starting with the gathering of titles that already exist and that assert premier positions in the segments to which they are intended, namely Forbes Portugal and Forbes Lusophone, Jornal Económico and Semanário Novo.

Media 54 combines African DNA with international brands known for their quality and credibility. Content is produced by journalists from the economic capitals of the region. The core focus is business with the aim of promoting a new look into the African continent and to create synergies between companies, governments, different markets and people. The main aim of Media54 is to build the leading media group in Africa.