the Team

Our team has deep investing, operating and advisory skills and experience.

Scott Featherston

Scott Featherston is a former Global Health Sector Leader and Principal Investment Officer for the IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. During his time at IFC (2005-2015), Scott led numerous equity transactions in the health and education sectors, founded IFC’s Health in Africa initiative, and was an important member of the team that built IFC’s health and education practice to its position today. Scott’s early career was in engineering and finance. He worked for a global construction and project management firm before joining the finance advisory practice of a “Big 5” global consulting firm.

Scott holds masters degrees in international affairs and engineering science.  He lectures in finance at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Scott also sits on the boards of George Health Enterprises – an Australia-based CRO, pharmaceutical, and health technology company with a focus in emerging markets; and Luminus — a Jordanian vocational education company with MENA operations.

David Ferreira

David Ferreira has a long track record in finance, including in private equity.  In addition to being a partner at Caerus, he is an advisor to the IFC on healthcare and education investments.  He is a shareholder in and director of CRE Venture Capital, which invests in tech startups in Africa.  He is also a member of the Funding Approvals Committee of Convergence, a blended finance platform funded by the Canadian government. Previously, David was the Managing Director for Innovative Finance & Private Sector Partnerships at Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, doing business in 73 emerging economies.  Prior to that, David was Investment Manager for Soul City Broad-Based Empowerment Company, an investment company owned by a South African non-governmental organization engaged in public health education. From 1997 to 2006, David was a founding partner of Praxis Capital, a private equity business focused on the healthcare and education sectors in immediately post-Apartheid democratic South Africa. He was a member of the Board of ADvTECH, a listed education company, for 10 years.

David has an MSc degree from the London School of Economics, an MA from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar), and BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is fluent in English, French and Afrikaans, and conversant in Spanish. David is a citizen of South Africa, France and the US.

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