Phoenix Africa

Commercialising development in frontier Africa

Phoenix Africa Development Company is dedicated to the reconstruction and development of frontier countries in Africa.


We are building a series of development businesses in the agriculture sector in the most neglected places on the continent. By mobilising international capital for seizing business opportunities in these frontier states, Phoenix Africa aims to become a major force for investing in stability in Africa whilst generating superior returns for our shareholders.


Our first business is Lion Mountains Agrico Ltd, in Sierra Leone. The rest of our pipeline will be announced in due course, please contact us if you wish to be kept informed.


52 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RN, United Kingdom

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Phoenix Africa in the media



May 2nd 2016

The BBC's "World Business Report" has broadcast an interesting report on Sierra Leone (with coverage starting at 8:45) which features Lion Mountains (with coverage starting at 14:45) and contains some good testimony on the positive impact that the Company is having on local communities:


September 12th 2015

Peter Oborne writes about Lion Mountains and Major General John Holmes in the Independent:


August 13th 2015

Agri Investor reports on the raising of Series A finance for Lion Mountains: 


March 27th 2015

The Independent reports on the financing of Lion Mountains:



February 25th 2015

Paddy Docherty speaking in the UK Parliament about perceptions of Sierra Leone:



February 19th 2015

Agri Investor reports on the launch of the Lion Mountains Series A Financing:



February 19th 2015

Paddy Docherty on the BBC World Service, discussing the successful launch of Lion Mountains in Sierra Leone during the ebola outbreak:



July 28th 2014

Agri Investor on the launch of Lion Mountains: 



April 25th 2014

Chief Executive Paddy Docherty writing in Agri Investor about the need for DFIs to do more:



April 15th 2014

Agri Investor on the latest developments in the Phoenix Africa financing of Lion Mountains:



March 2014

Paddy Docherty interviewed by the FT This is Africa, about frontier investing in Africa:



March 22nd 2014

Paddy Docherty on the BBC Radio Four show In the Balance, with Dr Donald Kaberuka of the AfDB et al:



June 3rd 2012

BBC Four Thought - Paddy Docherty shares his ideas on business leading development:



January 30th 2012

Paddy Docherty on BBC Radio Four In the Balance, discussing capitalism: