HORUS Development Finance

An expert in short-term consulting and a provider of long-term technical assistance to a wide range of players

HORUS Development Finance has been providing services in the field of development finance since the early 1990s. We built our expertise in microfinance and SME financing by initially offering short-term consulting services to donors, governments and financial institutions (banks and MFIs) and have gradually been sought out by financial institutions and microfinance programs for longer-term technical assistance.

In 2005, HORUS Development Finance set up an investment company, Advans SA SICAR, with the purpose of creating green-field microfinance institutions and investing in existing MFIs that shared the same values. HORUS acted as the manager and technical partner for the Advans group and its network of affiliate MFIs. In June 2016, the Advans group absorbed the Advans-related services into its scope, and HORUS Development Finance continues operating as a separate legal entity, focused on its core business of consulting.

Part of the HORUS independent group of consulting companies

We belong to a group of independent consulting companies that provides support to customers based in developing and emerging countries. The synergies between these companies, together with the collaborative association of a multi-skilled team of consultants, reinforce the effectiveness of HORUSís services. In addition to HORUS Development Finance, the group consists of three companies:

  • HORUS Telecom & Utilities which is a marketing, management, organizational and financial consultant to operators and investors in the telecommunications field. It specializes in support for telecom operators when launching and developing new technologies, and new value-added services in emerging countries.
  • HORUS Entreprises, primarily focused on studies and consultancy (i) in the strategy, management and restructuring of enterprises in the agribusiness sector in emerging countries and (ii) in agricultural subsector economics.
  • HORUS SystŤmes d'Information specializes in Information Management. Its activities range from publishing to implementing an integrated management system for fixed and mobile telecommunication operators in many countries in Africa.

Our approach capitalizes on our experience and focuses on quality

Committed from the outset to delivering high-quality services to its clients, HORUS has assembled a permanent team of professionals, encouraging them to share their respective experience. It has well-established quality control; all projects are overseen by a senior permanent consultant.