Hel Invest Management International (SIMI) was incorporated in 1997 to
provide consulting, and investment and financial management services.
The firm also offers business enterprise, and quality management
training, as well as manage an investment fund, and a mutual fund.
The extensive variety of services offered by the company is made possible
by a full-time core team of professionals, complemented by
qualified associates. The main team has
diverse backgrounds in various fields including economics and business
management, enterprise development, agricultural and socio-economic
development, financial management,
investment and export promotion and
management, agricultural engineering, and institutional aspects of energy and water resources management.
services span a range of sectors such as feasibility and market
studies, privatisation, impact assessment studies, capacity building,
project design appraisal and management, as well as policy formulation
SIMI also provides a variety of investment management services through
the Sa Hel Invest Mutual Fund (SIMF). The fund provides the means for
individual and institutional investors to participate in the Gambian
equity market, since a stock exchange does not exist in the country.
The project financing services of SIMI are provided in partnership
with local and international sources of funds and capital, for
business development projects in The Gambia. Thus, SIMI serves as the
antenna office of the Centre for Enterprise Development (CDE) of the
European Union, and helps Gambian companies access EU funding for
companies in ACP countries.
Business Enterprise Courses:
SIMI also provides business education programmes that are mainly
focused on enterprise training. In particular, the enterprise training
programme provides courses in such areas as customer care, and quality
Since its inception, SIMI has been actively involved in a number of
industrial development projects in The Gambia. Such involvement varied
from providing consultancy services such as feasibility and market
studies, to helping secure project financing from local and
international sources. For example, Sahel Investment was instrumental to the
building of a water bottling plant in The Gambia, as well as the
development of its first private industrial development zone, and its
first Free Zone.