Who We Are
ABAX is an international provider of integrated advisory, corporate and business services, with a special focus on Africa. The firm is headquartered in Mauritius, where Abax Corporate Services Limited, the Group’s main operating arm, is a duly licensed Management Company regulated by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius. ABAX also has offices in Abidjan, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Nairobi and Singapore. Additionally, through our international network of partners, we are also present in many other financial centres and markets. ABAX currently administers USD 24 billion of client assets.
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Continents we have footprints in
Our Value Proposition
We focus on adding value. We do so by partnering with our clients at each stage of their growth and offering them solutions that are uniquely crafted for them:
- From advising on their investment structuring at the start, to setting up their company or fund and administering it;
- From making sure they reap operational efficiencies to taking care of their compliance and improving board and corporate governance;
- From assisting them on their corporate finance advisory needs to helping with their tax matters;
- And from taking on board their financial and accounting requirements to taking care of their wealth management and succession planning.
We have built capacity across a range of competencies so that our clients can focus on their core business whilst we take over their support and administrative duties with efficiency, diligence, confidentiality and integrity.
All that we do is centred on building enterprise value and shareholder value for the client. This can best be done with genuine dedication and a real passion to partner long term with our clients.
Our Industry Expertise
As members on the board of our client companies and their corporate administrator, we have gathered over the past 20 years invaluable industry exposure which we combine with insightful local knowledge to offer solutions that are practical, sustainable and add value.
We are au fait with the key performance drivers, challenges and opportunities in a host of industry verticals, of which: financial services, information and communication technology, fintech, international trade, media and entertainment, mining, agriculture, hospitality, real estate and property development.
Our technical abilities, industry knowledge and local insight allow us to understand the challenges our clients face and to offer them solutions adapted to their company and the industry they operate in.
Mauritius provides a transparent and well regulated environment for the international investor. Mauritius’ regulations, through the Financial Services Commission, actually provide assurance to our investors, that our activities are properly managed and regulated.
We are extremely happy we engaged ABAX to assist us in the setting up of the Fund. They have an impressive and in-depth knowledge of setting up of funds, administration, compliance and legal matters. The broad skills within ABAX have helped to identify key issues early in the process and added significant value to Ecobank.
In only 18 months, African Leadership College has grown from a small start-up team to an institution with over 300 students and 120 staff. It was recently recognised by CNN as the ‘Harvard of Africa’. This would not have been possible without a partner like ABAX. They have opened doors beyond anything we could have imagined. I have found that they always seek to add value. As such, I am delighted to be their client.
When you think about where Mauritius is positioned and what it has been doing as an international financial center, it’s one of the best leap frogs into Africa.
ABAX has been very helpful to our establishment in Mauritius. We pride ourselves on doing everything to the highest level of governance and compliance in every jurisdiction in which we operate. We found ABAX to be a very effective partner. They were our first choice as partner because from the outset their team understood our requirements. As we ramp up our presence in Mauritius, we expect to rely further on their knowledge and advice.
Mauritius has a proven track record as an international financial centre as it has been the main route for FDI into India over the past 15 years and is emerging as the financial centre of reference for Africa for funds and other investment vehicles, on the strength of its business friendly environment and legislation.
This landmark achievement is very encouraging as we embrace a new phase of development on the continent with the support of our partners and clients. We are also grateful to ABAX for providing us with tailor-made company administration services as well as a dedicated and fully secure server hosting infrastructure that has allowed us to grow the business in a sustainable manner.
Let’s make great stuff together. Whether you’re a startup or a multinational, we can help you get to the next level by enhancing your shareholder and enterprise value. The first step is easy: talk to us.