People & Careers

Everything we have accomplished and everything we've come to stand for has been a direct result of our team's effort

Charles Omanga
Charles Omanga
Managing Principal

Charles co-founded Horizon Africa Capital Ltd (“Horizon”) a boutique mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm based in Nairobi in January of 2010. The Company was the first African Partner of Global M&A and covered seven sub-saharan countries.Over time Horizon Africa has developed a solid reputation for its professional service and is ranked amongst the top advisory firms in East Africa. Horizon has executed equity transactions in excess of USD$ 400 Million and debt transactions in excess of USD$ 1 billion regionally. Charles has led and closed complex acquisitions, capital raisings and mergers in financial services, healthcare, energy and manufacturing.

In addition, Charles is also an advisory lead at Horizon and is involved in significant project finance transactions. He has been called upon by several large private firms and listed NSE companies to independently lead the thinking on their expansion and financial plans.

Charles was appointed by His Excellency the President of Kenya to the Board of the Kenya Revenue Authority (“KRA”) as an independent board member in May 2018, a great honor to him and his family. At KRA Charles serves on the Finance committee of the board.

As a non-executive, Charles has also served in various boards in financial services including banking and stock brokerage.

Prior to Horizon Africa, Charles worked in senior capacities at Citi, Barclays (now ABSA) and Stanbic Bank.

Shanif Dewany
Shanif Dewany
Managing Principal

Background: Shanif is a seasoned investment banker with an established track record in structuring and advising on complex M&A transactions and capital raising across East and sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining Horizon, Shanif held senior positions in the Corporate & Investment banking arms of Barclays Bank Kenya and Citibank NA mainly covering Kenya and the East African region.

Academics: Shanif holds a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

Sector Coverage: Agro-processing, FMCG, Heavy & Light Manufacturing, Real Estate

Service Coverage: M&A, Capital Raising, Capital / Tax Structuring

Nyokabi Manguyu
Nyokabi Manguyu
Principal & Head of M & A

Background: Nyokabi was previously an Associate with Goldman Sachs in New York where she worked in a team focused on valuation, revenue and balance sheet substantiation and reporting, as well as accounting policy for private equity.

Academics: Nyokabi graduated magna cum laude with a BSc. in Applied Economics from Ithaca College, New York.

Sector Coverage: FMCG, Manufacturing, Real Estate

Service Coverage: M&A, Corporate Finance Advisory, Equity Raising

Pareet Shah
Pareet Shah
Managing Principal

Background: Since joining Horizon in 2010, Pareet has advised clients on the structuring and execution of complex corporate finance and project finance transactions. He has also worked on M&A deals. Prior to Horizon, Pareet worked within Corporate and Investment Banking at CfC Stanbic Bank.

Academics: Pareet graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) from the University of Warwick and is a member of ACCA.

Sector Coverage: Agro-processing, Energy, Manufacturing & Industrials, Mining, Real Estate

Service Coverage: Debt Advisory & Debt Placements

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