Your Summit,
not Ours.

Pemba is a leading investor in high-growth, entrepreneurial businesses. We partner with ambitious owners and management teams to support and guide them as they turn their strategic visions into realities, deliver accelerated and sustainable growth, and liquidity for shareholders.

We assist entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses and reaching the next level of success. Beyond providing capital, we accelerate and de-risk their path to the summit.

Your Summit, <br>not Ours.

The Pemba Values

Our values guide our business and culture. We demand very high and consistent levels of performance and integrity from our team and look to global best practice to define our standards. Inspired by the Sherpa culture, we remain relentlessly focused on facilitating journeys that fulfill personal goals.


A strategic vision is rarely achieved by just one person; we place trust and confidence in our partners and provide expertise where required to support the ascent


We are tenacious, overcome setbacks, persist, and continuously develop and adapt


We actively seek opportunities for innovation, growth, and improvement, venturing into uncharted territory to forge new paths


We are comfortable with complexity and uncertainty. We respond to what is happening moment-to-moment and de-risk the journey to the summit

Our Investment Criteria

Our investment focus is on companies headquartered in Australia or New Zealand with attractive, sustainable growth dynamics within defensive sectors. Specifically, we seek businesses that:

  • Demonstrate strong organic revenue growth
  • Are profitable and cash generative
  • Operate within a growing and defensive sector 
  • Hold a market-leading position or with a clear pathway to leadership
  • Require additional capital and/or expertise to deliver step change growth
  • Have ambitious and proven management willing to make or retain a personal financial commitment in the business
  • Align well with our team, ensuring shared values, and agreement on goals and priorities for long-term collaboration.

Partnership Approach

Regardless of equity stake, Pemba views the company as belonging to the founder and management team. Our goal is to see our partners succeed in taking their business to the next stage of its growth.

Flexible Solutions

Pemba is flexible with respect to timing and investment structure, allowing us to tailor the right solution for your needs. We prioritise listening to your specific objectives and structuring partnerships that align interests.

Buy and Build

Buy and Build is an attractive and potentially lucrative growth strategy that, when used effectively, can significantly increase shareholder returns. It involves putting serial rounds of financing behind our partner companies to fund accelerated growth initiatives. This could be to finance organic growth initiatives, such as new product development, international expansion, service line expansion, etc., and / or for strategic, value-enhancing bolt on acquisitions.