Jacana Partners

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"Jacana was founded in 2008 by a group of UK entrepreneurs and philanthropists who, having achieved success in business, wanted to harness their skills and experience to support economic growth in Africa. The four Jacana co-founders share a background in private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurialism and include: Stephen Dawson, Lord Joel Joffe, Connie Helyar, Simon Merchant. [1]



Accessed October 2012: [2]

  • Stephen Dawson, Chairman and Investment Director
  • Simon Merchant, CEO
  • Lord Joel Joffe, Non-Executive Director
  • Connie Helyar, Non-Executive Director
  • Sophie Capron, Marketing Director


Web: http://www.jacanapartners.com

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  1. Jacana Partners History, organizational web page, accessed October 18, 2012.
  2. Jacana Partners Europe, organizational web page, accessed October 18, 2012.