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A young and experienced team, passionate about impact and building sustainable businesses in Botswana and the SADC region

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Donald Maika

Executive Director

After a 12 year span in Private Equity, Donald founded Cultivo Advisory in 2019, he manages the firm daily and is responsible for business development, client services, investment operations and capital facilitation. Donald has been instrumental in originating Cultivo's portfolio of clients and transactions in Botswana looking for growth capital and he has also built a global network of financiers of debt funders, equity players and DFIs. After completing his Accounting qualification at Botswana Accountancy College, Donald joined Samdef, a media fund as an Investment officer trainee before working for Ariya Capital, a telecommunications, energy and agriculture private equity fund where he carried out extensive research in the sectors. Prior to founding Cultivo Donald was Head of Investment Operations at a UK headquartered sustainability private equity firm.

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A team of consultants is engaged on a transaction by transaction basis to carry out specific roles at various progress-stages of a transaction, this team of consultants is complemented by corporate and technical advisors who have been working with the founder for more than 10 years.

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