Founded in 2007, Scipion Capital is one of the world’s leading investment managers specialising in Commodity Trade Finance across Africa.
Headquartered in key trading centers, London and Geneva, with strategic on-the-ground operations across Africa, Scipion Capital seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in opportunities across the African continent. It is one of only a handful of Africa-focused managers operating in the multi-billion dollar commodity trade finance industry.
Scipion Capital was established in anticipation of the effect Basel II regulations would have on Banks’ capital adequacy requirements. It foresaw the implications it would have for banks withdrawing from the multi-billion dollar commodity trade finance market and the need for alternative sources of funding. Scipion Capital provides short-term self-liquidating asset-backed loans and is a crucial and unique link to global commodity trade - providing additional lines of credit to commodity producers, processors and traders.