Yaw focuses on senior debt and mezzanine investment opportunities across Africa. Prior to joining Barak, Yaw was an Associate Partner at Vantage Capital in South Africa where he made several mezzanine investments in middle market companies.
Prior to Vantage, he was an investment banker in the Global Energy and Project Finance Group at Credit Suisse in New York, involved in the origination and execution of M&A, debt, equity and leveraged finance transactions. Prior to that, he was a manager in the Corporate Finance Group at American Express in New York, where he was focused on pricing activities for the company's corporate card and travel businesses.
Yaw holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.