Botswana

Imara Holdings Limited (Imara Holdings) is domiciled in Botswana, and from this stable platform is ideally placed to offer a unique investment perspective based on in-depth local knowledge and experience.

Imara Holdings is a management-controlled African financial services group that emerged from the African operations of Robert Fleming Holdings UK (Flemings) in 2002.

  • Imara in Botswana

    Between its entry into the African market in 1993 and 2000, Flemings made a number of acquisitions through which it established three areas of key competence (Asset Management, Corporate Finance and Securities Trading) in Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In August 2000, Flemings announced its acquisition by Chase Manhattan Bank, which immediately merged with JP Morgan and which, on review, announced its intention to dispose of its holdings in these African operations. By October 2002, the Joint Venture partners had re-purchased their respective businesses and the management consortium, responsible for the largest Flemings business in the region, re-branded their business as Imara. This incorporated Imara Holdings, the holding company of the new group, in Botswana, as well as the regional corporate sectors. With the Imara Holdings headquarters based in Botswana and regulated by NBFIRA, our group treasury and our finance function executives reside here. We offer our clients world-class professional service and expertise strengthened by our thorough derstanding of the local economic market conditions and investment opportunities.

  • Contact Imara in Botswana

    David Stone Group Chief Financial Officer, Imara Holdings Tel +267 318 8710 Email: dave.stone@imara.com

    Gregory Matsake Chief Executive Officer | Imara Capital Securities Tel +267 318 8886 Email: gregory.matsake@imara.com

    Botswana is the world’s largest producer of diamonds and, as one of the most stable countries in Africa, offers investors a wealth of investment opportunities in diamonds and upmarket tourism. With up to 70% of the country covered by the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is sparsely populated, and yet it is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. They have capitalised on abundant diamond resources and maximised the potential of their large open wilderness areas by promoting well controlled safari-based tourism as an important source of income. Total area: 1,236,700 sq km Population: 2,031,000 (2011, source: World Bank) Currency: Botswana Pula