Mediterrania Capital Partners elects two new partners

07 Dec 2021

 

02-12-2021 - Valletta: Mediterrania Capital Partners, the Private Equity firm focused on growth investments for SMEs and mid-cap companies in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rajaa Berrkia and Mohamed Ali Abdelhak to its Partnership team.

This reinforcement of its senior team illustrates the firm’s growth path and strong commitment to the African continent. The promotion of the two new Partners highlights the range of industry sectors, investment profiles and focus areas that comprise Mediterrania Capital Partners’ platform.

Rajaa Berrkia, currently Director of Sustainability and Risk Officer, has been promoted to Partner.
Working at Mediterrania Capital Partners since the firm began operations, Rajaa has gained solid experience across its different departments starting as Analyst, then becoming Associate, later taking care of Operations and, since early 2020, being responsible for defining, implementing and measuring Mediterrania Capital Partners’ ESG initiatives across the entire investment portfolio. Rajaa is a graduate of HEM Business School in Morocco and holds a Science Master’s in Corporate Finance from IAE Lyon 3.

Mohamed Ali Abdelhak, currently Investment Director for North Africa, has also been promoted to Partner.
As Investment Director at Mediterrania Capital Partners since 2013, Mohamed Ali has been involved in all investment phases and built up a strong track record successfully leading several investment and divestment processes in various sectors including healthcare (pharma and clinic management), transport and logistics, financial services, construction, retail and IT. With a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from HEC Tunis and a Master’s in Management from ESCP Europe Paris, Mohamed has solid asset management skills and an in-depth understanding of a wide range of industry segments in the Maghreb region.

Albert Alsina, Mediterrania Capital Partners’ Founder and CEO, said: “The promotion of Rajaa Berrkia and Mohamed Ali Abdelhak is a natural evolution for these two exceptional long-time Mediterrania professionals. As Director of Sustainability, Rajaa has elevated our efforts to a very high level. The firm’s focus towards ESG matters is stronger than ever and, with Rajaa’s expertise and commitment, Mediterrania is set to continue to have a positive impact in Africa. Meanwhile, in the last eight years working at Mediterrania, Mohamed Ali has gained solid financial and operational skills and has become an expert investor and portfolio manager. We are very excited to have him take on his next challenge as Partner.”

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About Mediterrania Capital Partners
Mediterrania Capital Partners is a dedicated Private Equity firm focusing on growth investments in SMEs and mid-cap companies in Africa with an annual turnover of EUR20mn to EUR300mn and expansion strategies into North and Sub-Saharan African markets.

Headquartered in Valletta and with offices in Abidjan, Algiers, Barcelona, Cairo, Casablanca, the company takes a proactive, hands-on approach to implementing the growth strategy of its portfolio companies by driving their Value Creation and ESG processes.

Mediterrania Capital Partners is a regulated financial investment manager licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Mauritius and the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) in Spain.

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