Our group

The holding SDA groups privately-held financial participations focusing on African and European investment opportunities. We concentrate on sectors in which we have built substantial expertise, primarily investing and developing companies active in construction, mining, agricultural and other industrial equipment. All of these companies enjoy a worldwide reputation.

Our investment strategy remains focused on the distribution of premium brands. We are developing a pan-African approach in our investments, together with the use of integrated distribution networks in direct contact with the end-customer.

The quality of our subsidiaries’ products and services is our highest priority, and we remain the guarantor of the trust placed in us by our partners.

The introduction of strong and specialised governance bodies, which have experience in a sector and/or in Africa, and our qualified and motivated staff enable us to guarantee our investments’ growth.

Risk (currency, political, counterparty and storage, etc.) management is a particular focus point, and is a key priority given that the bulk of our equity interests’ business activities are based on the African Continent.



The DEM Group is the distributor for John Deere Construction & Forestry, Hitachi Construction Machinery and Wirtgen in Northern, Western, and Central Africa. DEM Mauritius, a subsidiary of the DEM Group, is the distributor for John Deere Agriculture in seven African countries. The extent of the ranges available from their partners enables the DEM Group and DEM Mauritius to meet their customers’ expectations in sectors as varied as road construction, quarry products and aggregates, mining operations, and the processing of materials, together with forestry and farming.

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SMT Holding is the sole shareholder of the SMT Group and SMT Benelux, where the business activities extend from Europe to Central Africa.

SMT is the supplier of a wide range of products, services, and solutions for the transport and infrastructure sectors throughout Europe and Africa.

SMT is the official distributor for Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, Terex Trucks, Dressta, Sennebogen, Palfinger and Mack Trucks in 23 countries in Northern, Central, and Western Africa.

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