Ato is currently a Director at Black Adam Africa Capital Management (BAACAP), a boutique private equity and transactional advisory firm, helping Africa-focused companies raise capital. Since inception, BAACAP has guided its clients to investments from some of Africa’s most noteworthy institutional investors.
Ato has been involved in the financial services industry for over 4 years now, assisting firms from a wide range of sectors to engage with investors. Through these activities, he has built his skills in conducting due diligence, constructing, analyzing and leading term sheet negotiations, and in investor relations.
His experience leading engagements on the behalf his clients makes him a highly regarded advisor on transactions from early stage investments to growth capital injection. In line with this, he is a Venture Partner at three of the most prolific early stage investors, both in Africa and globally. He holds a number of board roles including serving on the Advisory Committee the International Finance Corporation (IFC) EXCEED Program aimed at improving socio-economic conditions for communities hosting oil, gas and mining projects in Ghana, Guinea, Kenya and the Ivory Coast. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Nubuke Foundation, Ghana’s premier visual art and cultural institution.
Ato holds a Bachelors in International Relations and French & Francophone Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As a member of the Global Shapers Community, previously serving as Vice Curator, he is passionate about building global networks to share resources, explore business opportunities to drive collective growth. He’s an avid reader and the rest of his free time listening to podcasts, visiting art galleries, and exploring new ideas and opportunities.