Creating Shared

Through entrepreneurship, we create economic value for our shareholders whilst solving some of the greatest challenges facing Africa today.

Established in 2014, Grace Lake Partners is a venture studio based in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded on the philosophy of Creating Shared Value, GLP builds, operates and scales profitable businesses that address critical socio-economic needs across Africa, whilst creating economic value for the company’s shareholders. GLP’s core mission is to “build an Africa we can all be proud to call home.” To date, GLP has founded companies in healthcare, media, and retail.

“Our purpose is to build profitable businesses that address societal challenges while creating economic value for GLP and our shareholders.”

Ladi Delano, Co-Founder, Grace Lake Partners

How we Create Shared Value

GLP builds and operates all its businesses on the philosophy of Creating Shared Value across Africa, by delivering economic value whilst addressing critical socio-economic needs.


We identify and assess a
socio-economic problem.


We transform results into a profitable business plan.


The business is operational and funded.


The company scales.

How We Got Our Name


The word ‘GRACE’ is derived from the Latin word Gratia, meaning grateful. In Greek mythology, Grace symbolizes human creativity, beauty and nature. Both definitions illuminate Grace Lake Partners’ strategy of parlaying innovative, socially-conscious ideas into profitable businesses that address societal needs whilst creating economic value for GLP and its shareholders.


Lagos – Africa’s largest mega city, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world; financially, economically and in terms of population.

Paying homage to Lagos, the birthplace of our humble beginning, the word ‘LAKE’ – derived from the Portuguese translation of Lagos – was adopted.

The word lake also reflects GLP’s pledge to cultivate prosperous and sustainable commercial relationships that are based on transparency, civility and respect.


The word ‘PARTNERS’ speaks to GLP’s operating structure: a network of forward-thinking companies led by talented, creative and passionate leaders who share a common goal and are driven to build profitable businesses positioned to positively transform Nigeria.

The commitment to developing thriving stakeholder partnerships that create shared value is paramount to the success of every one of Grace Lake Partners’ investments.


Join our Team

Our business thrives because of our diverse and motivated people. If you would like to be part of solving some of the continent’s biggest social challenges, join our team and help us build a brighter future for Africa.