Business Overview

The Obtala Group embraces a vertically integrated trading platform fully focused on sustainable-agriculture and -forestry through our operations in Tanzania, Mozambique and Gabon.

At a Glance

Obtala Ltd is a London Stock Exchange AIM listed Company.

Market cap, as of 1 September 2017: $67m

Retail Outlets and Mining interests were cut leaving focus on just two core areas:

  • Sustainable Forestry in Mozambique, operating 312,465 hectares and in Gabon, through its subsidiary WoodBois, of 96,851 hectares.
  • Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania, operating 1,930 hectares

Employees: Obtala total 768 (Obtala 601 and WBI 167, including seasonal workers).

New Chairman, CEO and COO in 2016 all have equity stakes in the company.

$25m finance raised, while remaining debt free.

Joint venture export agreements opened up international markets to the group for the first time.

Acquisition of international timber trading, production and distribution company, WoodBois International ApS H1 2017 brought an immediate revenue stream and a platform for a truly global reach.

Named Impact Company of 2017 by the Social Stock Exchange in the sub $150m capitalisation category.


Significant capital and time invested has enabled Obtala to become a socially responsible company with strong net tangible assets, near-term profitability with diversified revenue streams. We have the infrastructure and logistics in place for exponential growth in the coming years.

Our agricultural “Farm-to-Fork” model allows us to plant a seed and produce a finished, marketable and branded product for both export and domestic markets sales. The Group is able to capture added value for each product as it moves from the farm fields to the shop shelves, increasing revenues and optimising margins.

Over the past few years, a substantial portfolio of natural forest timber concessions in Mozambique has been acquired with a sustainable business model. This form of natural forestry allows rapid delivery and significant growth opportunities.

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