Babacar Ka Principal, Development Partners International
Principal, Development Partners International (DPI)
Babacar joined DPI, a London headquartered Pan-African private equity firm with $1.1 billion under management, 8 years ago as an associate and is now a Principal and deal-lead. Babacar leads on investments, sourcing, structuring, executing, and exiting transactions across the continent, sitting on numerous portfolio company boards including Université Privée de Marrakech (UPM), Atlantique Business International (ABI), and Food Concepts. Prior to DPI, Babacar worked as a Summer Associate at Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (Standard Bank Group) where he assessed and structured mezzanine and debt investments in the mining, infrastructure and telecommunication sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, Babacar was an Investment Analyst in the Global Transaction Team at the IFC in Washington DC, where he evaluated, negotiated and executed direct investments in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Middle East across multiple industries including manufacturing services, paper and packaging, retail and FMCG. Babacar holds a BS in Business Administration and Finance from the University of California, Riverside, and an MBA from the University of Oxford.