Peter Davy is a Consultant at Invicta Venture Capital.
At the age of 32 Peter Davy spent four years as Chief Executive of a public company, building major construction and property development in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Bahrain and Ghana. This was then sold to Tarmac, a major UK contractor.
From 1976 he undertook a continuous work programme across sub-Saharan Africa, living and working in every Anglophone country as well as Mozambique and DR Congo. Much of the consultancy was aimed at kick-starting the mining of building materials for all forms of construction and finding cost-effective methods to produce and market the finished building materials in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Seychelles, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa and Namibia.
Prior to joining Invicta Venture Capital, Peter was Managing Director at Tricorn Congo, a business that traded ore in DR Congo, later acquiring the lease on a copper ore smelter in Likasi, DR Congo. A small-scale mine was added and ore was mined for the furnace which produced blister copper for sale within DR Congo to exporters.
Peter also founded the consultancy Integrated Professional Development Services Ltd., offering high-level development services to Governments in Africa and funded mainly by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Projects also included work for ILO Geneva, the World Bank and a number of private sector clients.
His public appointments include advisor to the Director General of the Capital Development Authority of Tanzania, special advisor to the Ministry of Works and Housing in Bahrain, Director of the major UK Housing Association Signpost Housing, and British Government Delegate to the 14th Session on the Commission on Human Settlements in Nairobi (1993).
Peter also founded the charity URBANAID AFRICA funded by DYFED (UK Government).
Peter has a University degree in Natural Science and a post-graduate qualification in Surveying and Construction.
We invest in High Growth/Low Risk industries in politically stable and vibrant economies such as Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Rwanda.
We add not only much-needed capital but we also bring world-class business models that increase the efficiency and profitability to the companies that we partner with.
The biggest problem for the average African SME is the lack of funding. Because of the relatively young banking sector, it is very hard for an entrepreneur without their own personal assets to secure a business loan.
Through our various local business partners, we carry out an extensive due diligence on each project we receive, after which we create an investment which is tailored to the needs of our international investors.
We create specific partnerships for our investments clients based on their unique requirements.
Our sectors of interest include Mining, Agriculture, Technology, Manufacturing and Tourism.