A responsible investor,
Constantly adapting to support
tomorrow’s community
> 25 YEARS
of experience
> 50 000
employees
> 30 countries
About Us

Saham Group is an African investment company that operates in a variety of essential human industries and services. Driven by its strong entrepreneurial approach, Saham first began in the insurance sector, eventually becoming Africa’s industry leader.

After selling its insurance business in 2018, the Group has grown to become an international player with expertise in a variety of sectors, leveraging strategic targeted partnerships in sectors such as offshoring, real estate, education, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, media, and healthcare.

Our portfolio
Our approach
Responsible
investment

We follow the strictest governance standards in all sectors of operation and in all countries.

Adding
value

All our investments are designed to add long-term value.

Culture
of excellence

A corporate culture that promotes teamwork, respect, equality and operational excellence.

Strategic
partnerships

A development model based on capital-intensive partnerships with renowned institutions.

Quality
focused

Our group and its subsidiaries place special importance on quality; customer orientation and satisfaction are our core values.

Our Story

The Group’s success can be largely attributed to a number of M&A transactions such as these exposed below.

1995

Creation of the Saham Group. Acquisition of the Agma brokerage company.

2005 / 2006

Acquisition of CNIA Assurance and Assurances Es Saada.

2010

Acquisition of the Colina Group, Africa’s leader for insurance present in 16 countries. The Saham Group subsequently becomes the pan-African insurance leader.

2018

Saham Finances, the Group’s insurance department is sold to Sanlam for US $2 billion.

2019

Creation of Majorel in partnership with the Bertelsmann Group following the merger of Arvato and Phone Group, subsequently becoming a world leader in offshoring.

Our current partners
BERTELSMANN

Offshoring partners for the last 15 years, Bertelsmann and Saham created Phone Group in 2004. In 2019, the group became Majorel, world leader in customer services.

TANA

In 2015, the Saham Group partnered with Tana, a Temasek and Oppenheimer joint venture, to create an education division, Sana Education. This successful partnership is today developing a quality education network throughout Africa.

Our former partners
Our foundation

In keeping with our values, we aim to generate positive social impacts and put the most vulnerable populations at the heart of our actions.

With the Saham Foundation, we hope to pool the expertise necessary to find innovative solutions to the new social challenges that our local populations are facing.


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