Mara Corporation

Mara is a young and dynamic African group with operations in technology, banking, real estate and infrastructure. Established in 1996, Mara has been active on the continent for 23 years. It has grown from a small computer hardware trading firm in East Africa to a multi-sector group with investments and operations in 25 countries across the African continent.

Mara’s growth has been driven by selectively partnering with multinationals and individuals with subject matter expertise – thus combining global best practices with Mara’s local knowledge and operational know-how.

Mara is a business with purpose, committed to making a difference on the African continent and worldwide, anchored by its values of doing good while doing well.

The continent is experiencing an extraordinary period of rapid economic growth driven by relative political stability, enhanced regional integration, strong global commodity prices and favorable demographics.

This is the time for Africa and for Mara.

Current - Past Investments


Africa's first smartphone manufacturer


Shipa Delivery; previously Mara Express
(One of the Middle East’s fastest growing last mile logistics company)


Nimbuzz Kuraakani; previously Mara Social Media
(A fast growing integrated social media company headquartered in South East Asia with a focus on Emerging Markets)


Atlas Mara
(A London Stock Exchange listed African commercial & retail bank with presence in 7 African countries and a consolidated balance sheet of over $2 billion)


Mara RED
(A UAE Real Estate focused business)


East Africa Agriculture
(22,000 acres of agriculture land in Eastern Uganda)


Ison Tech; previously Mara Ison Technologies
(IT services business with hundreds of IT professionals and presence in 24 countries)


Ison BPO; previously Spanco RAPS BPO
(A leading BPO player in Africa with over 19,000 employees in 31 countries)


Kingdom Kampala
(A high end 14-acre development in the heart of Kampala City)


Kensington Signature Homes
(8 home luxury development)


Kensington Luxury Heights
(144 home development with a small strip mall & nursery)


Lion Works
(A GE joint venture to do infrastructure investments in Africa)


Mara Delta
(Pan African REIT listed in Mauritius)


Riley Dodhia Packaging
(Leading corrugated box manufacturer in East & Central Africa)


Riley Media
(Large format digital printing business)