Africa Investors and Africa Business Leaders Speaker Company Profiles
AFSIC attracts many of the most important Africa investors, both those based outside Africa as well as those within the continent. Many more institutional investment firms will be attending AFSIC as delegates. Multiple opportunities for African business leaders and investors are built into the dynamic and very investment focused AFSIC agenda.
17 Asset Management: 17 Asset Management is a privately-owned, global asset management company that designs, implements, and manages investments for a broad spectrum of clients. We specialize in blended finance and other innovative financing methods in order to lower risk and increase returns for our customers. Our mission is to align our clients? financial objectives with the advancement of the United Nations SDGs. 17AM works with both global asset owners and local stakeholders to match our clients? financial interests with SDG needs across our countries of operation. We work in both developed and emerging markets. We are currently in the design process of several Africa-based funds, one of which is focused on climate change and another on healthcare.
54 Capital: 54 Capital is a Private Equity asset manager focused on Africa. Over the last 4 years we have invested in excess of 160mn USD in Ethiopia, all in equity, making 54 capital the largest financial investor in Ethiopia today. Our exposure in Ethiopia spans across various FMCG sub-sectors (edible oil, soap and detergent, flour and pasta, dairy, mineral water) as well as pharmaceuticals.
A.P.Moller Capital: The A.P.Moller Capital Africa Infrastructure Fund, is an investment fund creating and enabling opportunities through investments in African infrastructure. Its purpose is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity on the continent. The fund is targeting infrastructure projects within energy and power including transmission, as well as roads, rail, distribution centres, and other sectors in demand for significant new investments.
Aavishkaar Capital: Avishkaar Capital manages US$ 450 Million across emerging markets with offices in Mumbai, Jakarta, Dhaka and Nairobi.
AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria and Oyara Solutions Limited: AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria (as investee of AccessHolding) is committed to its passion of helping to improve the business opportunities of entrepreneurs by availing them of easy access to affordable loans, as well as improve the general financial status of everyone with its deposit accounts. Incorporated in 2008, the national licensed Bank has been disbursing about 6000 new loans (from $50 to $100,000) to micro-entrepreneurs every month in Nigeria, thanks to its technology and innovation approach. Recently, it has been voted as one of the ?100 best companies to work for in Nigeria?. With its 1000+ exceptional valued employees, the Bank has an exceptional group of very strong international shareholders committed to the task of improving access to financial services in the country. These shareholders are Access Microfinance Holding AG of Germany, KfW – the German Development Bank, the African Development Bank Group, and the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. This demonstrates the long term investment horizon of AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria. The purpose of Access Microfinance Holding/AccessHolding is the drive to support entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets by providing access to responsible and fair financial services. Over more than a decade, AccessHolding has built up and grown an international network of small business banks that serve that very purpose. The Access network employed about 6000 permanent staff in Africa and is present in West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa. In a bid to leverage synergy, technology and innovation as a value-enabler, the FinTech subsidiary ?Oyara Solutions Limited? was set up in Nigeria to support the digital transformation of sister commercial SME-focused banks in Africa (Coverage: West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa).
Acacia.ac: acacia.ac is looking at different business opportunities in impact in Africa.
Access Bank Plc: Access Bank Plc. is a leading full-service commercial Bank operating through a network of more than 600 branches and service outlets, spanning three continents, 12 countries and 31 million customers. The Bank employs 28,000 people in its operations in Nigeria and has subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom (with a branch in Dubai, UAE) and representative offices in China, Lebanon and India. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange since 1998, Access Bank is a diversified financial institution which combines a strong retail customer franchise and digital platform with deep corporate banking expertise and proven risk management and capital management capabilities. The Bank serves its various markets through four business segments: Retail, Business, Commercial and Corporate. The Bank has over 900,000 shareholders (including several Nigerian and International Institutional Investors) and has enjoyed what is arguably Africa’s most successful banking growth trajectory in the last twelve years. Following its merger with Diamond Bank in March 2019, Access Bank became one of Africa?s largest retail banks by retail customer base. As part of its continued growth strategy, Access Bank is focused on mainstreaming sustainable business practices into its operations. The Bank strives to deliver sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant, helping customers to access more and achieve their dreams.
ACML Advisory: ACML Advisory was a founded in the United Kingdom in 2011 to provide advisory services to the financial services industry, principally in emerging markets. Its segment focus includes Commercial, SME, Private and Retail banking as well as the underbanked and financially excluded segments. Services provided include strategic planning, business planning and development, digital financial services, transformation and business re-organisation, digitisation and automation, financial inclusion, innovation, governance and risk management, compliance and assurance, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and communications, regulator engagement, strategic partnership relationship management, due diligence and audit services restructuring/exits, talent development, coaching and mentoring to C-suite executives
ACT Afrique: Established in April 2012, Africa Consulting & Trading (ACT) is a pan African management consulting and trading firm based in Dakar, Senegal and which operates under three main business lines, namely: 1) Business & Strategy Advisory, 2) Investment Banking, Financial and 3) Communication. ACT serves a large spectrum of clients in both the public and private sector, at local and international level including: multinational and African companies, private financial institutions, financial development institutions, African governments, institutions and agencies but also non-profit organizations. Led by its founder, Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, who is well known for his passion for Africa?s development and who has over 20 years of experience in the public and private sector as well as development organization, ACT put together a team of leading experts and partners across West, Central and East Africa whose background and expertise include management, consulting, public policy, marketing and accounting, finance and audit, human resources, banking and development issues in order to support public and private initiatives in Africa. ACT has a strong regional, on-the-ground, network that enhances its ability to serve clients through market intelligence, local and international contacts, due diligence, deal structuring, strategic partnership development and capacity building. Further, ACT has a strong track record having supported countries and organizations including the Republic of Chad, Republic of Côte d?Ivoire, the Republic of Senegal, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Finance Corporation, the African Development Bank, Total, and NMA Sanders among others.
Acuity Ventures: Acuity Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in early to growth-stage technology companies in Africa. Acuity leverages its partners? strong investment track record in technology and deep data science expertise to capture and use information to inform investment decisions and help investee companies realize outsized growth. Acuity?s data-driven strategy allows it to recognize and amplify product-market fit, providing a more accurate quantitative view to early stage-investing at a company stage when accounting metrics are a less reliable predictor of company success. Acuity doesn?t think great companies always fit in a box, but they have a particular focus on enterprise, soft infrastructure, and platforms that integrate Africa. Acuity believes in smart decisions driven by data.
Acumen: Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $124 million in 122 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company?s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more atwww.acumen.org and on Twitter @Acumen.
Advance Global Capital Ltd.: Advance Global Capital Ltd. (?AGC?), a global impact investment management company, believes that private capital, when invested well, can be a force for good. AGC work with investors who want both risk-adjusted market-rate returns and measurable, positive impact that aligns with their values. Our flagship fund puts capital to work in underserved communities worldwide and deliver tailored financing to partners, and flexible working capital solutions to SMEs so they can grow and continue to positively impacting their local economies. In 2019, AGC was selected as one of 50 impact investment fund managers recognised in the ImpactAssets 50 database; this award recognises outstanding impact investment funds with a demonstrated positive social, environmental and financial impact.
Adventis: Adventis is an Africa focused investment firm.
Adventis International: Adventis International is an Africa focused investment firm managing and innovating a range of both Africa debt and equity products.
AEDC: AEDC develops, builds and operates renewable energy projects in East Africa. Our team has many years of experience including development of over 1,250 MW of now operating wind and solar projects in North America. AEDC completed development and financing of the Malindi Solar project, East Africa?s first large solar project. This is a 52 MWp solar PV project (total investment of USD $69M) set on 450 acres west of Malindi, Kenya. AEDC continues to develop large sites in Kenya. AEDC helps commercial and industrial customers in Kenya by offering a cheaper and more reliable source of power and allowing customers to better manage and control their biggest business expense. We are a complete solution provider, offering our customers fully financed options to best suit their business operations, including solar, other renewable technologies, storage and efficiency retrofits.
Africa Finance Corporation: Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), is an investment-grade multilateral finance institution established in 2007 through a Treaty among several sovereign African states, to be the catalyst for private-sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested approximately US$4.5 billion in projects within 28 countries across North, East, West and Southern Africa. AFC has a current balance sheet size of approximately US$4.5 billion; an equity capital base of US$1.6 billion, and is the second-highest investment-grade-rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service.
Africa Insight Advisors: Africa Insight Advisors (AIA) is a Tanzania based (although we have one staff member in Kenya) management consulting and investment advisory business that works throughout East Africa. Simply put, we are obsessively focused on helping private companies expand, be more efficient, modernize, attract capital, and otherwise grow. On the consulting side, we work with both foreign and local companies. We assist multinationals interested in entering East Africa, and help them understand the operating environment and where they fit in. Our work runs the gamut, from feasibility studies and competitive assessments, to market analysis, regulatory overviews, and strategic entry planning. Given a complex and difficult operating environment, we provide the local knowledge to cut costs, clear hurdles, and make a launch in East Africa as easy as possible. For local companies, we offer a host of change management services designed to make stronger companies, and turn a first mover advantage into a competitive advantage. We work to help businesses modernize and adopt international and industry best practices, diversify into new lines of business, develop turn-around strategies, and improve efficiency. Finally, in the investment side, we help local companies secure capital (debt and equity) from international financiers. Our role is dictated by the client, and can be as all encompassing as managing the whole process- from document creation to due diligence and deal close; to simply linking clients with potential investors. Many of our clients are either in the early stages of their business, going through challenging financial times, or require a longer term investment horizon than the typical 5-7 year PE fund window. With this in mind, beyond the usual DFI’s, PE funds, impact investors and other traditional players, we have a strong network of family offices, asset managers, and high net worth individuals that have a more flexible investment mandate. We have the team, experience and capability to provide critical value added solutions and insights to the private sector in East Africa.
Africa Investment Capital Partners: Philip Mutooni is a Partner and Managing Director at Kuramo Capital Management, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing investments. In addition to his investing role, Mr. Mutooni heads the coverage of Kuramo?s strategic relationships, and is a member of the firm?s Investment Committee. He is based in New York. Prior to Kuramo, Mr. Mutooni was a Senior Investment Manager at GE Asset Management (GEAM), GE?s $120B investment management arm. At GEAM, he was the head of the Africa investing program and a senior investment professional within the private equity group where he led or co-led the underwriting of ~$250MM in Co-investments/Direct Deals, and ~$500MM in Primary Fund commitments globally. During his 11 year tenure, Mr. Mutooni served as GEAM?s board representative in various companies and LPACs. Prior to joining GEAM, Mr. Mutooni was an Equity Research Analyst at Credit Suisse, and began his career as an entrepreneur & founder of a technology startup based on his graduate school work at MIT. Phil holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an SM degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Rochester.
Africa Link Capital Titrisation: ALC Titrisation is the only private securitization funds management company approved by the west African market authority (CREPMF), operating from Côte d’Ivoire through the West African region. ALC Titrisation has realized the very first securitization transaction in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, and is currently managing two (2) securitization funds. The company aims to contribute to the rise the securitization market in order to support the achievement of the social and economic development of our countries.
Africa Merchant Capital: The Africa Merchant Capital Group is a privately owned boutique merchant bank, providing corporate finance advisory, trade finance and asset finance solutions for mid-market businesses active in Sub-Saharan Africa. AMC fills a finance gap in the African private capital markets which is too small and insignificant for global financial institutions and too substantial to be funded by the local finance providers. The team draws from multi-disciplinary professional experience including corporate finance, merchant banking, investment management, consulting, advisory and personal investment in the region.
Africa Tech Ventures: Africa Tech Ventures is a USD 30-50M fund that is being raised to invest in the growth of high potential start-ups in Sub-Sahara Africa. We focus on companies that increase access to essential goods and services for African consumers or provide solutions that help businesses access markets and financial services. Technology plays a critical role in achieving scale and efficiency for all our investee companies. We invest between USD 100,000 and USD 5mio, in exchange for a significant minority equity stake and can participate in multiple financing rounds. We invest alongside strategic investor Safaricom, which brings interesting partnership and exit opportunities.
AfricaDev Consulting Ltd: AfricaDev Consulting is a firm dedicated to support financial institutions, family-owned businesses, established companies and multinational corporations in their African expansion success. Leveraging on a deep understanding of local markets, political frameworks and business culture, as well as an extensive network and expertise in complex problem-solving, AfricaDev Consulting is founded to play a key role in helping companies to grow in Africa. Our services comprise business development, financial advisory and strategy consulting. More info here: www.africadevconsulting.com
African Alliance: The African Alliance Group is a leading investor across the African continent with a 25 year track record of expertise in Alternative Solutions, Asset Management, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Insurance, Micro Finance, Retail and Energy.
African Development Bank: The African Development Bank is a multilateral development bank and the premier financial development institution in Africa The AfDB is made up of 54 regional member countries (African countries) and 26 non-regional members. The African Development Bank has proven expertise in human and economic development in Africa, with extensive experience in the development of the financial sector. The Bank operates across five priority areas that has been identified as essential in transforming the lives of the African people, and referred to as the High 5s: -Light up and Power Africa; -Feed Africa; -Industrialize Africa; -Integrate Africa; and -Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.
African Reinsurance Corporation: African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) is the leading pan-African reinsurance company and the largest reinsurer in Africa in terms of net reinsurance written premiums. Africa Re was set up by 36 African states in 1976, following a recommendation by the African Development Bank (AfDB), with the mission of developing the insurance and reinsurance industry in Africa through increased underwriting and retention capacities, and support to African economic development. Ranked 38th in the 2018 Standard & Poor?s Global Reinsurance Groups and 41st of the Top 50 Global Reinsurance Groups by AM Best in 2018, Africa Re has a broad-based shareholding: 41 African member States (33.59%); the African Development Bank (8.42%); 111 African insurance and reinsurance companies (33.84%); and 3 non regional shareholders (23.15%), including leading global insurers and reinsurers from France (AXA), Canada (FAIRFAX) and Germany (ALLIANZ SE). With headquarters in Lagos (Nigeria), Africa Re operates through six (6) Regional Offices across Africa: Casablanca (Morocco), Abidjan (Côte d?Ivoire), Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria), Cairo (Egypt) and Ebene (Mauritius), one (1) Local Office in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and one (1) Underwriting Representative in Kampala (Uganda). It also has two (2) Subsidiary Companies (Africa Re South Africa Limited and Africa Retakaful) in Johannesburg (South Africa) and Cairo (Egypt) respectively. In 2018, Africa Re wrote US$797.4 million of premium income. Its shareholders? funds reached US$917 million while its total assets were US$1,644.6 million. The Financial Strength and Credit Rating of Africa Re is A (Stable) by A.M. Best Company (since 2016) and A ? (Stable) Standard & Poor?s (since 2009).
African Trade Insurance Agency: The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is a multilateral investment guarantee institution (owned by African countries and institutional shareholders), which is currently the largest provider of investment/political risk insurance in Africa. ATI is also uniquely able to insure both equity and debt transactions and ATI has both a commercial mandate to be profitable and development mandate to ensure our transactions create positive development impact. In the last three years ATI has twice doubled its business – for instance, the Gross Exposure grew from US$2.4 bn in 2017 to US$4.8 bn in 2018 – and to date we’ve recorded US$6 bn for 2019. This growth is supported by strong partnerships with international reinsurers, banks and African governments. In the last 18 months we’ve supported US$1 billion of sovereign lending that has attracted record low rates with longer than usual tenors helping African countries to more sustainably manage their debt. This was possible only with the partnership of banks such as MUFG, Japan’s largest bank, which helped to crowd-in a new class of investors to the continent – Japanese and European institutional investors. These types of deals are attracting significant global attention. Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, mentioned ATI in the recent TICAD7 conference in Tokyo, where he emphasized the importance of risk mitigation in helping Japanese investors to more fully participate in opportunities in Africa. For more information: www.ati-aca.org
AfrAsia Bank: Headquartered in the Mauritius International Financial Centre with representative office in South Africa, AfrAsia Bank Limited specialises in banking that builds bridges between Africa, Asia and the World. The Bank’s entrepreneurial approach helps to develop flexible financing and investment solutions and provide tailor-made advice. In addition to our anchor Mauritian shareholder, IBL Ltd – the largest conglomerate in the country – other strong strategic partners include National Bank of Canada (NBC) and Intrasia Capital (Singapore). AfrAsia Bank Limited’s core banking and transactional capabilities are also complemented by its asset management arm, AfrAsia Capital Management Limited. AfrAsia’s experienced team, coupled with its regional foundations, give customers the reliability and trust of a global banking network. AfrAsia Bank Limited helps clients achieve their financial aspirations, and our services are always swiftly delivered.
AfricInvest: AfricInvest was founded in Tunis in 1994 and is today among the leading private equity and VC firms in North and Sub-Saharan Africa with $1.5 billion of assets under management. With 18 PE funds across four strategies, AfricInvest is sponsored by prestigious DFIs, private and institutional investors from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. AfricInvest funds have dedicated teams covering the African continent and France for growth capital and LBO transactions related to small, mid and large caps companies, financial sector institutions and VC. AfricInvest has also a dedicated team providing private debt to SMEs in Africa. AfricInvest relies on a team of 75 highly skilled investment professionals, representing 15 nationalities, operating out of ten offices in Abidjan, Algiers, Cairo, Casablanca, Dubai, Lagos, Nairobi, Paris and Port Louis, Tunis (and soon Johannesburg). AfricInvest is a co-founder of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (www.avca-africa.org), and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (www.empea.org) as well as different PE country and regional associations in Africa and in France. For more information, please visit www.africinvest.com or follow us on Twitter @Africinvest_Grp
Africinvest Private Credit: AfricInvest Private Credit was launched in May 2014 as SFC Finance Ltd. Its focus is on lending to successful African SMEs in need of funding for growth or expansion, primarily as a senior secured offshore lender. It will structure financial offerings with tenors adapted to the cash generation capabilities of the SME. AfricInvest Private Credit has management, staff and credit committee members that are independent from AfricInvest Group?s private equity activities. Understanding that medium-sized African businesses typically have different collateral to offer than their larger counterparts, AfricInvest Private Credit will work with them on a flexible basis to ensure that deserving borrowers have access to appropriate debt financing
Afrinet Capital: Afrinet Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in bold, early stage entrepreneurs who provide solutions that solve fundamental structure issues leading to high growth potential by inventive dedicated tangible ideas and products.
AgDevCo: AgDevCo is an impact investor operating exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa, in the agriculture sector. AgDevCo provides long-term capital risk and seasonal working capital and can also offer matching funding to commercial businesses to support the development of their smallholder farmer programme. AgDevCo supports its investees both at an operational and strategic level, giving them practical, day-to-day commercial and agronomic advice, tailored to their needs and business model. AgDevCo?s mission is to support the growth of commercial agriculture sector in Africa, supporting the growth of strong local industries and generating positive impacts including contributing to local food security, creating jobs and supporting connected industries, and creating market access for smallholder farmers.
Agility: Agility is a leading global funder and developer of logistics real estate with a current portfolio of over 21 million m2 of warehouse parks around the world. Agility is a publicly traded company with in excess of US$5.6 billion in revenue and more than 26,000 employees in over 550 offices across 100 countries. Across Africa, Agility is funding and developing a network of international-standard warehouse parks providing reliable logistics infrastructure in a secure environment with consistent power and IT connectivity. Agility warehouse parks offer ready to move-in standard units from 500m2 upwards as well as built to suit solutions to meet specific customer requirements. Customers are a mix of local medium size enterprises and multi nationals using Agility warehouses for storage, distribution, packaging, processing and light manufacturing. Agility warehouse parks also include open storage facilities and secure vehicle parks.
Albatros Energy Mali S.A.: Albatros Energy Mali S.A. has been developing, constructing, owning and operating the first Independent Private Power Project (IPP) in Mali. The 90 MW thermal power plant achieved Financial Closing in 2017 and is considered a milestone project in Mali. Albatros Energy Mali is owned by AIIM, BWSC, IFU and Redox Power Solutions. The total Project Cost is around 122 mill. Euros and it has been completed in 16 months in budget and slightly ahead of schedule. The plant is a base load facility which is necessary to unlock the solar potential in the country and to provide reliable supply for the development of the country (roughly 25% of the base load). For further information see also: www.aem-sa.com
Allianz Africa: Allianz Group is Europe’s biggest insurance company with presence in 70 countries worldwide, holds a AA rating and has more than 92 million clients. Allianz is present in Africa since 1912. Today Allianz Africa runs operations in 13 countries with assets under management of EUR 1bn. Recently Allianz Group also launched a dedicated investment stragy to increase its exposure to African assets, and Allianz Global Investors (AGI) launched a fund-of-fund seeking Private Equity investments on the African continent.
Alpha African Advisory Limited: Alpha African Advisory is a Lagos, Nigeria based, Africa focused financial advisory firm. The company provides a range of service offerings including mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, debt restructuring, etc. Our experience cuts across various sectors such as financial services, technology, infrastructure, oil and gas, public sector, etc. We typically serve mid to large corporates but are in the process of developing an SME focused offering.
Alpha Direct Insurance Co.: Alpha Direct is a direct insurance underwriter based in Botswana that is focused on developing innovative insurance products based on customer needs for the emerging consumer-class across Africa. The company has an in-house software development and data analytics team and is putting together a world-class product engineering and deployment team in line with its vision. The company is backed by a group of Seed-stage investors consisting of leading entrepreneurs from the United States and Africa, who have built billion dollar businesses in the insurance, manufacturing and retail spaces. The company has raised US$2.8M in Seed investments to date, and is in the process of raising $3M in a Series A offering to fuel its expansion across the biggest markets in Africa.
Alpha Morgan Capital Managers Limited: Alpha Morgan Capital Managers Limited was established in 2012 as an Investment Banking institution and Investment Banking outfit. AUM and Advisory of N25 billion and Shareholders Fund of over ?750 million. We are currently raising a N1 billion “Alpha Morgan Balanced Fund” which is an open-ended mutual fund. Alpha Morgan Capital is regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria, as a Fund/Portfolio Manager and Issuing House License. A member of Fund Managers Association of Nigeria (FMAN) and a Specialist Dealing Member of the FMDQ Over The Counter (OTC) Market Securities. Alpha Morgan Capital Managers Limited is a fast growing financial services and solutions provider. The company offers financial services such as: Investment Banking Funds Management, Financial Advisory, Proprietary/Securities Trading, Forex / Commodities Trading, Investment in Real Estate Alternative Assets (including frontier/global investments).
Alquity Investment Management: www.alquity.com
AMADAGANA & PARTNERS (A&P Law Firm): AMADAGANA & PARTNERS is business law firm with a recognized expertise in energy, mining and infrastructure sectors as well as in general business law and in litigation. A&P provides game-changing advice to individuals, investors, sponsors, companies and government entities in the structuring and management of their assets, businesses and projects at the development or litigation stage in Cameroon and Africa with a particular focus on the OHADA zone. A & P head offices are located in Yaoundé-Bastos, Cameroon with a secondary office in Paris 7th, France.
American Chamber of Commerce in Madagascar: The American Chamber of Commerce in Madagascar (?AmCham?) is a non-profit association of American and local businesses and businesspeople committed to enhancing economic relations between the United States and Madagascar through trade and free enterprise and support the expansion of an English-speaking, Anglophone business community in Madagascar. We do this through providing business facilitation services, including business appointments, trade missions, and market research; Introducing businesses to potential investors and investors to businesses and providing updates on the Malagasy business environment. AmCham also operates the AGOA Resources Center in Madagascar which was designed to build export capacity of local businesses towards the American market.
AMIC: AMIC was founded in 1990 as Egypt?s first Sharia compliant private equity firm and was listed in the Egyptian Stock Exchange in 1995. AMIC focuses on building a diverse strategic portfolio via its top-notch management team. AMIC continuously strives to unlock new levels of growth and shareholders value through Guidance, Close Monitoring, and Follow up with management teams to ensure higher efficiency and greater returns of portfolio companies, capitalizing on its past experience, knowledge and networks to invest in market-leading companies with strong growth potentials.
Angaza Capital: Angaza Capital is a global impact investment and development firm with presence in Kigali, London, the UAE and Tel-Aviv, aiming to support Africa in fulfilling its high potential to shape a more sustainable future with local entrepreneurship, smart capital and innovation leading the way. The company manage the Rwanda Innovation Fund, investing in local and international innovative technology-enabled sectors and companies which demonstrate the potential to solve Africa?s most urgent needs and untapped opportunities. The fund focus on a selection of high growth generative tech-enabled sectors: Agri-tech and inclusive Fin-tech at its core, as well as Clean Energy and Smart Logistics, leverages partnerships with the Government of Rwanda and Abu Dhabi Global Market and backed by strong local and international partners and investors. Angaza Capital is part of the building of Africa?s future. It is at the forefront of the Smart Africa vision, where technologies and leadership are supporting the continent in leapfrogging to a new paradigm of sustainable growth and a more inclusive future.
Anthemis: Anthemis is a leading global venture investment firm focused on fintech. We invest in and build early stage fintech companies that we believe will transform the financial services industry for the Information Age. Since 2010, Anthemis has made more than 90 investments and we bring 150+ years of partner domain expertise. We offer strategic benefits for LPs in addition to generating compelling risk adjusted returns.
Apis Partners LLP: Apis Partners is a private equity asset manager focused on financial services in Africa and Asia. Apis Partners core investment team comprises of 14 investment professionals based in London and Lagos with specialised expertise in financial services in growth markets. Apis Partners? operating network includes on-the-ground presence in 5 countries and over 20 additional financial services sub-sector experts. Apis Partners is the manager of Apis Growth Fund I, which has closed over US$ 287 million in commitments from leading international investors. Apis Growth Fund I provides catalytic growth equity capital to financial services companies in Africa and South Asia, namely those that are well positioned to benefit from favourable demographic and economic trends, strong structural supply/demand gaps and high financial services growth. Apis Partners is conscious of the developmental impact that growth capital can achieve in our markets, and as such, consider financial inclusion a core tenet of our mandate.
Apollo Agriculture: Apollo Agriculture is an agricultural fintech company that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits. Apollo uses machine learning, remote imaging via satellite, and mobile money to provide proven agricultural tools and financing to farmers in a low-cost and highly-scalable way. By reducing the cost and complexity of reaching and lending to small-scale farmers, Apollo is making productive, profitable farming possible for even the most remote of Africa?s 50M small-scale farmers.
ARIES Investissements: Aries Investissements is a strategic consulting & financial advisory firm based in the Republic of Congo and dedicated to Africa, founded by Loic Mackosso passionate about the African continent and its development. the firm has developed a strong network and experience in the field to connect the various project?s stakeholders (public / private, project developers / financers, DFIs, Investment Funds, etc…).
ARYZE: ARYZE creates Digital Cash to make payments cheaper, faster and smarter. By bridging the gap between traditional financial infrastructure and distributed ledger technology, we create an efficient, flexible, transparent, and compliant ecosystem allowing innovators to build solutions for the future. As our system will reduce the cost of transferring money to near zero, we work actively to promote financial inclusion with an inclusive community-based approach for solving SDG #10. Africa is our key market and we are already now working on use cases in Kenya amongst other countries.
Asante Financial Services Group: Asante Financial Services Group is a provider of High Impact digital finance to Underbanked and Unbanked African Consumers and Micro-Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs), leveraging Mobile Telephony and ArtificiaI Intelligence for superlative efficiency and scale. We have strategically partnered some of the largest Telcos, Retailers, Super APPs and other institutions in Africa for distribution and speed to scale. Asante FSG current has operations in Kenya and Rwanda with plans for 5 new countries by end 2020.
Ascent Capital Advisors LLP: Ascent Rift Valley Fund is a US$80Million fund that closed in 2014 and has invested in assets across Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya. The main focus has been on growth and buy-out opportunities across diverse sectors of the economy. The exclusive advisory has offices across 3 capital cities in East Africa: Addis Ababa, Kampala and Nairobi. The fund is backed by leading DFIs namely CDC, FMO, Norfund and LGT. The fund was the first to attract commitments from local pension funds in Kenya in 2014 with the Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) leading on this front with US$4Mn
Ashburton Investments: Ashburton Investments is the FirstRand Group’s investment management business. We are fully invested in meeting client needs more effectively, and place our clients at the centre of our thinking to grow and protect their money. Despite market uncertainties, our focus on managing risk and volatility, as well as access to a wide range of traditional and alternative sources of return, enables us to generate sustainable risk adjusted returns for our clients. By partnering with us, investors have access to an investment manager with the backing of a large parent company, innovative investment solutions and a long track record of excellence. Capabilities We are active investors across asset classes and regions. Our asset management capabilities span traditional and alternative investments as well as unique on-balance sheet investment opportunities. This enables us to provide a comprehensive offering that meets the prevailing needs of investors. Traditional investments Our single manager capability comprises local and international long-only equity, balanced, target return, fixed income and property funds, as well as index trackers. Our private equity funds provide returns uncorrelated to the broader listed equity markets (these are subject to availability) We strive to deliver alpha through the incorporation of unlisted debt into traditional fixed income portfolios and stand-alone credit mandates Alternative investments We are active investors across asset classes and regions. Our asset management capabilities span traditional and alternative investments as well as unique on-balance sheet investment opportunities. This enables us to provide a comprehensive offering that meets the prevailing needs of investors. On-balance sheet structured solutions Our ability to tap into FirstRand?s balance sheet enables us to provide access to market leading on-balance sheet structured solutions, for risk managed outcomes for investors.
Auerbach Grayson: We are a U.S. based global stock broking firm doing business in over 120 countries. We began covering Africa in 1994 and we partner with local stock broking firms in 25 countries in Africa.
AVM Advogados: AVM Advogados was founded by Antonio Vicente Marques in 2003. The firm originally began assisting clients as a full-service law firm operating through its various offices in Africa and Europe with an integrated team of more than 40 lawyers. AVM Advogados has grown from a Luanda-based law firm into a truly international practice. AVM is a full-service law firm with market leading strengths in energy, financial services and EPCs and PPPs projects and related legal assistance. Through our offices we advise clients on all aspects of international and national transactions and litigation. Our multidisciplinary team allows us to anticipate trends and respond in a streamlined manner to complex business and legal issues. AVM Advogados and HPF Advogados ? AVM Legal Network have been distinguished for the past years, as a TOP ranked Leading Firm by the international?s directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. The firm experienced a very significant growth in its energy practice due to the involvement of its international business law team in an increasing number of significant energy projects, advising major utilities, leading EPC contractors and relevant service providers within the energy industry in general and particularly in the oil & gas industry. Our background and experience include a proven track record in advising complex projects such as privatization of energy and oil & gas enterprises, construction of cross-border pipelines, negotiation of gas and oil production agreements and general support to international clients in respect of compliance issues and all aspects of energy matters and projects. AVM Advogados also has specialist banking and finance practice in the areas of syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency & restructuring, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, structured debt and structured finance. We also provide legal services to leading investment banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions, private entities and government agencies.
awamo: awamo digitizes the transactions and records of microfinance institutions (MFIs, i.e. small local banks) in rural Uganda and Kenya. The goal is to provide access to finance to the more than 600 million people in rural Sub-Saharan Africa who are currently left behind and excluded from accessing finance to improve their businesses and invest in their communities. By digitizing MFIs, awamo transforms MFIs into a point of sale (POS) network for financial and value-add services, such as crop insurance. awamo is the only digital platform provider that targets people in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, a consumer base that has previously been ignored. By focusing on rural populations and offering awamo’s digital financial solution, awamo has created a link between this new consumer base and other industries. Since going live with its product in late 2018, awamo is already working with over 350 MFIs, reaching more than 550 thousand consumers. Growing by more than 10% per month, awamo is one of the fastest-growing fintechs in Africa.
Awash Bank: Awash Internationl Bank S.C is the pioneer private Bank in Ethiopia after the 1991 political reform and the Economic policy change that followed. Named after the nurturing river(Awash) in Ethiopia, Awash Bank has been in business for the last 25 years with remarkable growth and excellent customer service. Awash Bank is the leading private bank in the country in all parameters and has set a vision to be one the top ten private banks in East Africa by 2025.
Banco de Poupança e Crédito ( BPC): National Bank of Angola, the central bank From 1991 onwards, the Government began implementing financial sector reform and passed new legislation creating a two-tier banking system, notably through Laws no. 4/91 – Organic Law of the National Bank of Angola and no. 5/91 – Law of Financial Institutions, which ended the state monopoly in the financial sector. The new Organic Law institutionalizes the BNA, as the Central Bank of a two-tier banking system, established as a monetary authority, an agent of the foreign exchange authority and separate from commercial functions, while the Law of Financial Institutions regulated the exercise of credit functions. the constitution of other institutions of private capital, national or foreign. In addition to the BNA, the national banking system was made up of two other Angolan commercial banks constituted as public limited companies – the Bank of Savings and Credit (BPC, formerly BPA) and the Bank of Commerce and Industry. BPA became Bank of Savings and Credit, SARL, through Decree no. 47/91, of 16 August 1991, of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Angola. The Savings and Credit Bank With branches in all provinces of Angola, the Savings and Credit Bank is the largest commercial bank. 1956 – 1975: Commercial Bank of Angola 1975 – 1991: People’s Bank of Angola 1991 – 2004: Savings and Credit Bank
Barak Fund Management Ltd: Barak seeks to generate equity-like returns in a capital-constrained market with relatively low volatility and limited correlation to the broader markets. Our strategy focuses on fully-funded or blended debt in the African commodity markets, using asset-backed loans with various forms of collateral. Portfolio Managers manage USD liquidity with respect to investor subscriptions.
Barings: Barings’ dedicated emerging markets team manages over $7 billion in assets across corporates, sovereign, local debt and blended strategies. An integrated team of 19 seasoned portfolio managers, analysts and traders analyses the sovereign debt of over 75 countries and the corporate debt of over 600 companies.
BeneFactors ltd: BeneFactors is a Rwandan factoring fintech. We started in 2017, and currently have >$1m in assets, and are growing rapidly. We focus on SMEs and have developed an innovative risk assessment process to be able to work with clients who do not have fixed assets nor good company-level data for collateral but engage in stable value chains. We are a team of 10 people, buying invoices worth quarter of a million USD per month. in 2020 we plan to roll out two new product pilots as well as start looking into regional expansion into Zambia as our first additional market
Beta.Ventures: Beta.Ventures invests in driven, early-stage entrepreneurs scaling tech and tech-enabled startups to become market leaders in African.
BFA Asset Management: BFA Asset Management is a fully owned subsidiary of Banco Fomento de Angola (BFA), one of the largest private bank in Angola and is indirectly owned by BPI Group (Portugal) and Caixa Bank (Spain). Founded in Luanda in 2016. BFA Asset Management is the second largest investment management company in Angola. As a leading innovator in domestic capital markets investing, it services retail, institutional and high net worth investors with an unmatched breadth and depth of fixed income and private equity solutions.
BFR & Associés / CGEM: BFR & Associes is a leading independent law firm, specialized in business law and established in Morocco. The firm is a member of ALN. ALN is an extensive alliance of Africa?s most dynamic, independent and ambitious law firms that have come together to change the future of legal services on the continent. ALN firms are recognized as leading firms in their jurisdictions by the international legal directories and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals in their markets. ALN is the largest grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its sixteen members and an established network of Best Friends across the continent.
BIO – Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries: BIO supports private sector growth in developing and emerging countries by funding financial institutions, enterprises and infrastructure projects that are privately held. With equity capital of close to 1 bn euros, BIO provides tailored long-term financial products directly or through intermediaries. For clients, BIO also provides subsidies for technical assistance programs as well as feasibility studies to enhance business performance and strengthen the impact on sustainable development. BIO supports projects with a balance between return on investment and development impact. www.bio-invest.be
BlueOrchard Finance: BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001 by initiative of the UN as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. We offer premium investment solutions to qualified investors and provide debt and equity financing to institutions in emerging and frontier markets. BlueOrchard has invested more than USD 6 billion in over 475 institutions across 80 countries. 200mn people with low income in emerging and frontier markets received access to financial and related services with the support of BlueOrchard. BlueOrchard is a licensed Swiss asset manager of collective investment schemes authorized by FINMA. Its Luxembourg entity, BlueOrchard Asset Management S.A., is a licensed UCITS management company as well as a licensed alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorized by CSSF.
BMCE BANK OF AFRICA: BMCE Bank is a universal bank that is Morocco?s third private sector bank with market shares loans14.3% and deposits 14.2%, respectively. it was the 1st bank to establish international operations when it opened a branch office in Paris in 1972 and the 1st bank to establish operations in sub-Saharan Africa after cleaning up Banque de Développement du Mali in 1989. BMCE BANK of Africa is the 2nd pan-African Group in terms of geographical coverage with operations in 21 countries, covering 4 out of 5 of the continent?s economic regions.
BOI Investment and Trust Company: BOI Investment and Trust Company Limited (BOI-ITC) is one of the foremost Trust Companies in the country. It was established in 1987 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank Limited (NIDB) now Bank of Industry Limited (BOI). As Trustees, we carry on the specialized business of trust services including Private and Public Trust, Employment Retirement Benefits, Trust Fund Management for both private and corporate bodies, Estate Administration under trust, Executorships among others. We are a registered and strong member of the Association of Pension Fund Managers of Nigeria and Association of Corporate Trustees. In fact, we were the second trustees to be established in Nigeria. Our ability to render efficient and professional services is centred on highly skilled and experienced manpower with high degree of integrity and dedication to duty. In 2008, the Managing Director established the Business Development Group, in view of the demand for consultants by SME’s who required BOI funding. Over the years, the Company had come to notice that there were large capacity gaps experienced by many SME’s. The Business Development Group was then set up with the following objectives: -Go out and identify SME’s who require BOI funding. -Work with those SME’s to produce bankable proposals. -Monitoring of the application and post-disbursement. More specifically, the Business Development Group’s work scope includes: -Project Management -Writing credit appraisal reports -Projecting financial viability of projects using United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s (UNIDO) Comfar software -Offering financial advice to clients and development of the client?s operations and marketing platforms. -Retainer work that entails offering advisory services on a medium to long term basis. BOI-ITC has over the past five years worked consistently with SME’s, MSME’s and large size manufacturers across the country. At the heart of this work has been helping these firms raise the funding required for the establishment or expansion of their factory.
Bonergie SARL: Bonergie is an energy-access Social Business in Senegal. Bonergies objective is to empower Small and medium sized Businesses, Small Holder Farmers, Cooperatives, Women Groups and families in non-electrified rural areas by giving them access to Solar energy for productive use to generate revenues (like Solar water Pumps, Solar Refrigerators, Solar Fruit Dryers, Modular Solar Home systems and Lighting systems). Bonergie sells all products on a credit basis/PAYG and therefore combines Sales, Installation, After Sales Services with Financing. Bonergie is setting up a Last-Mile-Distribution Network with already existing 5 regional offices and 8 Solar Boutiques in non-electrified villages. Bonergie exists since 2011 and served more than 1000 customers.
Boswa Energy Africa (Pty) Ltd: Boswa Energy Africa (Pty) Ltd is a 100% Botswana citizen owned company licensed to wholesale petroleum and oil refinery products. it is set up to meet the needs of Africa by eliminating the energy deficit, creating opportunities and improving lives.
Botswana Stock Exchange: Botswana’s national stock exchange.
Bowmans Tanzania: Bowmans Tanzania is a leading Tanzanian law firm. Established in January 2017 with an experienced team of lawyers, Bowmans Tanzania has quickly risen to be a top-ranked law firm in Tanzania, including being only one of three Tanzanian law firms ranked ?Tier One? for Business Law by Chambers Global in 2019. The Bowmans Tanzania team comprises leading corporate and commercial lawyers and dispute resolution experts with extensive experience in proactively managing risks and offering commercial solutions to the challenges faced by our clients in the context of financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and commercial ventures, among other areas. The firm?s expertise extends to all key sectors including banking and financial services, aviation, consumer goods, industrials and manufacturing, retail, hospitality and leisure, infrastructure and construction, real estate, energy and natural resources, insurance and technology, media and telecommunications, and the firm has significant experience in all forms of dispute resolution including commercial arbitration, mediation, litigation and intellectual property disputes. Bowmans Tanzania?s clients include corporates, financial institutions and Governments and the public sector, both domestic and international, with existing operations in, or planned investments into, Tanzania. Bowmans Tanzania is the Tanzanian office of Bowmans, a leading African law firm with eight offices in six African countries, including Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and an associated office in Ethiopia. With over 400 specialised lawyers, and a track record of providing specialist legal services, both domestic and cross-border, spanning over a century, Bowmans is differentiated by our independence and the quality of legal services that we provide. Bowmans comprises legal specialists with unique African knowledge and a vision is to be acknowledged as the pre-eminent law firm in Africa for corporate, institutional and public sector clients? most important and complex matters and therefore be the first choice for clients and employees. We draw on our unique knowledge of the African business environment and in-depth understanding of the socio-political climate to advise clients on a wide range of legal issues. Our aim is to assist our clients in achieving their objectives as smoothly and efficiently as possible while minimising the legal and regulatory risks. Bowmans? expertise is frequently recognised by independent research organisations. Bowmans was ranked first by deal value in Mergermarket?s 2018 Africa league tables for legal advisors and received awards in five out of six categories at the Dealmakers East Africa Awards for 2018: top legal adviser in M&A for both deal flow and value, top legal adviser in General Corporate Finance for both transaction flow and value, and advised on the Deal of the Year. Bowmans was named South African Law Firm of the Year for 2018 in the Chambers Africa Awards for Excellence and African Law Firm of the Year (Large Practice) for 2018 at the African Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week. Bowmans was also one of only two firms that took home three practice awards – for Property and Construction Team of the Year, Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year and TMT Team of the Year in 2018.
Branch International: Branch is a machine-learning provider of mobile financial services to emerging markets with the purpose of unlocking financial access to billions of underserved people around the world. Unlike traditional institutions, Branch gives people an opportunity to build credit despite limited banking history by assessing creditworthiness based on the data captured from customers? smartphones.
Bridge International Academies: Bridge runs or supports schools in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, India, and Liberia. Bridge believes every child has the right to high-quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents, and teachers to ensure access to quality education. Bridge uses in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education. It runs or supports over 1,500 schools and has educated 750,000 children. Bridge has delivered significant learning gains in all markets that it operates in and is a proud SDG4 partner. Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 600 million children are either not in school at all, or in school and not learning. Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all. Omidyar – Why we invested in Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0VjzMEJPCQ
Broll Property Group (Pty) Ltd: As the largest independently owned, Pan African commerical property services company, we offer high-performing solutions built around a culture of innovation, distringuished by service excellence and longstanding client relationships – which is why we are renowned as the “progressive property people” Progressvie property people – Facilities Management, Property Auctioneering, Property Broking, Property Intel, Investore Services, Occupier Services (in affilliation with Cushman & Wakefield) Valuation & Advisory Services.
BSIC (BANQUE SAHELO SAHARIENNE POUR L’INVESTISSEMENT ET LE COMMERCE): BSIC is a panafrican bank witch is in 14 countries. In ours subsidiaries, we focus on SMEs financing. It is a relatively profitable niche despite of this sector risks.
BTI Bank: BTI Bank is one of the first Participative Bank in Morocco established by two well knowen international banking groups : BMCE Bank of Africa and Al Baraka Banking Group.
BURN: BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Africa?s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood clean cookstoves. Not only do our products save money, fuel and natural resources, but they also dramatically reduce harmful indoor smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death. With more than 650,000 stoves sold since commencing manufacturing operations in 2013, BURN has established itself as Africa?s most trusted cookstove brand thanks to our unwavering commitment to innovative research and design, manufacturing excellence, and customer care. BURN manufactures its products in sub-Saharan Africa?s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility. We are proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and East Africa, and support a workforce which is 60 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be ?for men only.? Among other honors, BURN received the 2018 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award for being among the world?s leaders in clean energy solutions, the 2018 Swiss Energy and Climate Summit Award and the 2015 Ashden Green Energy International Award for empowering women with new economic opportunities.
Caban Capital Corporate Advisory: Caban Capital has extensive experience in the Financial Services sector, from fund administration to the introduction of unique investment products. We have more than 100 years combined experience in the Financial Services Industry, primarily in the assistance of the development of small- and medium-sized businesses. It is our express belief that organisations can generate profits whilst having a positive impact on the environment and at the same time, uplifting people. lWe aim to generate sustainable financial returns and social capital for our partners and ourselves through exposure to high growth opportunities. We specialise in Corporate Finance Advisory and Transaction Services across a variety of sectors, typically focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa. We advise our clients on all aspects of the transaction from conception through to completion. ? Our ability to complete transactions is enhanced by our strong relationships within the merchant banking, private equity, alternative finance and venture capital sector.
Caleb Consulting Ltd Uganda: Caleb Consulting Limited Uganda is Strategy, Financial Management and Risk Management Consulting helping Financial Service firms to design and implement Strategies and Enterprise Risk Management
Calvert Impact Capital: Calvert Impact Capital (CIC) invests to create a more equitable and sustainable world. Through its products and services, CIC raises capital from individual and institutional investors to finance intermediaries and funds that are investing in communities left out of traditional capital markets. During our 25-year history, we have mobilized more than $2 billion of investor capital, a good portion of it invested in Africa across the renewable energy, health and financial inclusion sectors.
Carbon Holdings: Carbon Holdings is a privately owned, Egyptian petrochemicals company which was established in 2008. The company was founded by Mr. Basil El-Baz, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Holdings who successfully developed and launched the Egyptian ammonia plant known as Egypt Basic Industries Corporation (EBIC). Carbon Holdings is the current owner of Oriental Petrochemicals Corporation (OPC), a polypropylene plant, Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), a mining grade ammonium nitrate plant (MGAN) and Tahrir Petrochemicals Corporation (TPC), a world scale olefins complex which is currently under development. Carbon Holdings develops and acquires midstream and downstream petrochemicals and process industrial plants. The company is the principal shareholder and sponsor of several projects in the industrial zone in the Northwest Gulf of Suez, Egypt and in other strategic markets around the world. Carbon Holdings shall continue to build upon our successes in Egypt. These successes are the foundation for which Carbon Holdings shall expand our leadership in the carbon value chain further broadening our competitive advantages and expanding Egypt’s economic opportunities.
Cartesian Capital: Cartesian Capital is a South African asset management business based in Johannesburg. We offer a range of carefully designed products and tailor-made solutions, staying focussed on our core competencies. Using our analytical skills we find opportunities in listed fixed income and equities. We look for value in companies that have an edge in their relevant markets and with strong management to capitalise on their competitive advantage. We offer local equity, money market and flexible income unit trusts. Non-core services are outsourced to allow our team to focus on the task at hand – managing your money.
Cassia Capital Partners: Cassia Capital Partners is based in Nairobi, Kenya and makes private equity investments across East Africa. Cassia is sector-agnostic and primarily pursues growth capital and management buy-out/buy-in investment opportunities in the USD 2 million to USD 10 million range. However, we do not invest in real estate, primary agriculture or extractive industries.
Catalyst Fund (managed by BFA): Catalyst Fund is a startup accelerator that helps fintech innovators create and deliver accessible, affordable and appropriate products for the underserved. Catalyst Fund operates in five key markets: Kenya, Nigeria, South African, Mexico and India, and has accelerated 25 fintech startups to date. Catalyst Fund is managed by BFA, a consulting firm that works at the frontiers of finance, data, and technology to craft efficient solutions that enable individuals, organizations, and communities to address vulnerabilities and prosper. It is currently supported by The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and JPMorgan Chase & Co., and was originally founded in 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to accelerating startups, Catalyst Fund develops innovation ecosystems in emerging markets by bringing together investors, banks, market builders, and regulators, and sharing in-depth knowledge and tools developed while working directly with frontline innovators.
CDC Group Plc: CDC is a development finance institution, owned 100% by the UK Government. CDC has a mandate to invest in Africa and South Asia. CDC manages over £6 billion assets under management. CDC is the largest investor in private equity in Africa with exposure of over £2 billion in over 80 private equity funds. CDC has a mandate to make direct investments in both debt and equity.
CHANGE Global Investment, LLC: CHANGE Global Investment is an asset management firm focused on emerging and frontier markets. The company was founded in 2013 to pursue the multigenerational opportunity of CHANGE in the developing world. At CHANGE Global Investment, we manage public equity strategies which deploy a long-term investment approach focused on uncovering significant pricing inefficiencies in the emerging and frontier markets. Our clients consist of investment consulting firms, pension funds, charitable foundations, and family offices. All of our investment professionals were born and raised in the developing world, and as such have witnessed the opportunity of CHANGE firsthand. We have personally experienced how the opening of markets unleashed the human spirit. We have a fluent understanding of the cultural aspects of investing in the emerging and frontier markets. Our personal backgrounds empower our investment philosophy and process to discover strong investment ideas before the competition. At CHANGE Global Investment, we incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations in every aspect of our work, including the management of the firm. It is our responsibility to strive to achieve maximum investment returns at minimum capital risk, while promoting advancement. We apply this goal to the firm and to our investment efforts.
CIEL: CIEL is a diversified Mauritian Group, listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, and operating five business clusters spread across Mauritius, Africa & Asia: Agro & Property; Finance, Healthcare, Hotels & Resorts, Textile. The Group employs approx. 33,000 people for an annual turnover of USD 660M as at 30 June 2019.
Clarmondial: Clarmondial is an investment advisory firm headquartered in Switzerland. Clarmondial is supported by colleagues in West, East and Southern Africa. Clarmondial is developing several investment strategies focused on Africa, starting with the Food Securities Fund – this is an innovative blended finance fund for agricultural value chains focused on sub Saharan Africa. The company is also working with leading corporates on supporting investments related to sustainable sourcing, including products from Nigeria, DRC, Uganda, Ghana, and Madagascar. Additionally, Clarmondial has active mandates to explore new funding mechanisms in Africa focused on financing the transition to sustainable fisheries and on the circular economy.
Colonial Consulting: Colonial Consulting is an investment consultancy to leading foundations and endowments. The firm has over $37 billion in assets under advisement.
Commercial International Bank: Commercial International Bank (CIB) is Egypt’s leading private-sector bank & serves individuals, households, high-net-worth individuals, large corporations, and small businesses. CIB is listed in Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX), London Stock Exchange (LSE), & traded OTCQX Int’l Premier (Level 1 ADR prog.) with total assets of USD 23 bn. CIB is established in 1975, & has consistently been ranked as the most profitable bank in Egypt and the bank of choice for over 500 of Egypt’s largest corporations, as reflected in notable international awards for its performance. In 2018, CIB was the first bank in the MENA region to be named the World’s Best Bank in Emerging Markets by Global Finance, one year after it was awarded the same title by Euromoney. Most recently, CIB was recognized for its 2018 record performance by Global Finance, EMEA Finance, Euromoney, and Asian Banker. The Bank is the first organization in the Middle East to be the focus of a case study conducted by one of the top five business schools worldwide; the London Business School. In 2019, Bloomberg included CIB in its Gender Equality Index, one of the world’s most comprehensive investment-quality data sources on gender equality. CIB is the first company in the Arab world and Africa to be listed on the index, which includes 230 companies from 36 countries across ten sectors. During April 2019, CIB established its commercial representative office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the aim to strengthen the relationships with Ethiopian banks, promote Egyptian exports and gain market insights. This office represents the CIB’s first step to operate in one of the most attractive markets in the region, registering one of the highest GDP growth rates globally over the past years.
Congolese Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain [CCCGB]: Based in London, the Congolese Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain [CCCGB] bridges the UK and the DR Congo in trade, business and investments. Its aim is to be the first point of strategic support for any UK-based company wishing to invest in the DRC. The Chamber is focused on attracting qualitative investments that will benefit not only the investors (high returns on investment) and the local population in the DRC (positive social impact, job creation, etc.) in a win-win situation. It stimulates the investments necessary to contribute to the development of the DRC.
Cowry Asset Management Limited: Cowry Asset Management Limited is an investment banking firm incorporated on February 22, 2005. The Company is licensed by the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission as an issuing house, financial adviser, underwriter and venture capital manager. With subsidiaries in Consulting, Securities trading, Real estate and Funds management; Cowry Asset has evolved into a financial supermarket.
Cradle Gold Group: Cradle Gold is the second largest independent junior gold mining company in the world when measured by compliant resources. Cradle Gold is operating the Middelvlei gold mine in South Africa’s Witwatersrand Gold basin. Cradle Gold is currently progressing two Definitive Feasibility Studies to open two new trackless access gold mines in the Witwatersrand with a planned production of 140,000 ounces per annum at an All in Sustaining Cost of less than US$800 per ounce. Cradle Gold currently has a compliant resource base in excess of 53 million ounces at an average grade of over 7 g/t. Cradle Gold anticipates declaring new maiden resources in excess of 10 million ounces above 1,200 meters below surface on its current Witwatersrand assets. Cradle Gold is currently evaluating a number of acquisition opportunities which will significantly expand both our open pit and shallow underground resources.
CRDB Bank Plc: CRDB Bank Plc is an African bank and a leading Financial Services Provider in Tanzania with current presence in Tanzania and Burundi, East Africa. The Bank was established in 1996 and was listed on The Dar Es Salaam Stock exchange (DSE) in June 2009. Over the years, CRDB Bank has grown to become the most innovative and preferred financial services partner in the region. Supported by a robust portfolio and uniquely tailored products, CRDB Bank remains the most responsive bank in the region. CRDB Bank at a Glance Q2 2019; Leading Bank in Tanzania; Fully fledged financial services provider across sectors, Retail Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate (Wholesale), Global Markets & Trading, Microfinance, Insurance, and Custodial Services. Market Share in Tanzania; Profit 30%; Assets 20%; Loans 20%; Deposits 23%; Distribution Franchise: 238 Branches; 10,064 Bank Agents; 402 MFI partners; 560 ATMs (18 Depository); 21 Mobile Branches; 1,394 Merchant POS; Best in class mobile and online banking platforms; Over 3 Million Customer Base Human Resources; Over 3,100 Professional and Diversified Staff: 44% Female; 56% Male; Shareholding Structure; DANIDA Investment Fund 21%; Pension Funds, Cooperatives, Local business people as well as normal Tanzanians 56%; International (IFC, CDC, AfCap) and Private Equity Fund 23%
Cristal Advocates: We are a corporate and commercial law firm offering full scale legal services but with an emphasis on tax, energy, infrastructure and business support. We have a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, accountants and other professionals with local, regional and global exposure enabling us to provide total business solutions through integrated service offerings. Our team offers cutting edge creative solutions to modern day business challenges in a timely manner and with the highest levels of professionalism. Our customer-centric philosophy is hinged on being a reliable service provider offering efficient and commercially viable solutions in our areas of practice.
Crown Agents Bank: Crown Agents Bank reduces the cost and friction associated with moving money to, from and across developing, emerging and frontier markets, with trusted access even in territories with unique challenges. It is the partner of choice for many governments, development organisations, banks and non-bank financial institutions that aim to support or do business with some of the fastest growing economies in the world, with a particular focus on Sub Saharan Africa. Since the acquisition of Crown Agents Bank by funds managed by Helios Investment Partners in April 2016, the bank has delivered two consecutive years of over 50% revenue growth, processing more than $15 billion in FX transactions across a wide range of frontier and G20 currencies. The bank currently supports over 400 currency pairings with a growing list of accessible currencies including 49 from across Sub Saharan and Northern Africa. Crown Agents Bank acquired Segovia in April 2019, integrating the Silicon Valley-backed fintech?s mobile money solutions and modern payments infrastructure with its own network, FX and payments market expertise.
Crown Agents Investment Management: Crown Agents Investment Management (CAIM) is a UK-regulated, institutional, fixed income and multi-asset investment manager. CAIM works with central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds and other investment funds in some of the world?s fastest growing economies. Working closely with its sister company, Crown Agents Bank, (CAB), CAIM aims to provide a holistic solution for its clients across Africa and the Caribbean ? its focus markets. CAIM seek to truly understand its clients? evolving needs and provide tailored solutions accordingly. Where appropriate, CAIM also provides support via structured training and capacity building through the Crown Agents Investment Institute. CAIM can trace its roots back to 1749, when it was originally established by the British Crown. This long history of commitment to excellence means it has an extensive network of global partners and the expertise to deliver efficient, scalable services.
Dahabshil Bank International: Dahabshil bank is a leading shariah compliant bank in the horn of africa offering comprehensive banking and financial services solutions to a wide spectrum of private and business clientele.headquartered in Hargeisa. Its sister company to East Africa Bank Djibouti It has several branches in Somali region
DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und: DEG, a subsidiary of KfW, has been a reliable partner to private-sector companies operating in developing and emerging countries. We provide them with long-term financing and promotional programmes, and advise them as they implement their investments. They can thus develop successfully and sustainably, while generating local added value and creating qualified jobs. As a development finance institution, we deliberately enter difficult markets as well, and promote private sector expansion there. We provide companies with long-term investment capital in the form of loans or equity, which is often difficult to obtain in developing countries. We advise and accompany our customers continuously to help them design their investment and company professionally, efficiently and sustainably.
Deloitte: Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to select clients.
Deutsche Bank (DWS): DWS is Deutsche Bank’s investment management division and manages various private debt funds investing into agriculture/agribusiness, renewable energy and microfinance in Africa.
Development Bank of Southern Africa: The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a leading development finance institution working across the African continent. Established in 1983, the DBSA promotes economic and social development, growth and regional integration through infrastructure finance and development. The DBSA plays a catalytic role in delivering infrastructure in the energy, transport, water and telecommunications sectors, with a secondary focus on health and education. It operates across the infrastructure value chain from planning, preparation, and financing to implementation, delivery and maintenance. The DBSA?s vision is for a prosperous region, free from poverty. Its mission is to support economic growth through investment in economic infrastructure and improve the quality of life for all, through the development of social infrastructure.
DFID: The long-term success of the African continent matters to HMG in the UK. In DFID we seek to work in partnership with African nations to better support both peace and global prosperity. DFID’s financial services strategy sits within economic development and is looking to looking to boost economic growth through growing financial services in local markets and improving market access to international investors to support financial sector stability and provide greater investments opportunities.
Double Kingdom: Double Kingdom is an infrastructure developer, operator and logistics services company focused on West Africa. Based in London, Double Kingdom has operations in Energy Logistics, Real Estate, Waste Recycling and Facilities Management.
DPI: DPI is a leader of Private Equity in Africa. Founded in 2007, DPI has over US$1.5bn of assets under management and has raised two pan-African private equity funds; inaugural fund African Development Partners I (?ADP I?) and African Development Partners II (?ADP II?). Our funds invest across Africa in companies benefiting from demand created by the fast-growing middle classes. We are long term investors, and look to partner with management and entrepreneurs to create value. The portfolio companies in our first two funds span Telecommunications, Credit Retail, Banking, Insurance, FMCG, Education, Pharmaceutical and other sectors. We believe there is a strong correlation between ESG and high returns. We assist our portfolio companies to implement high standards of environmental, social and governance practices to create value and drive sustainable economic development.
Duet Group: Duet Group is a leading London based asset manager with an expertise in investing in African public and private markets.
Eagle Flight MFB: Eagle Flight Micro Finance Bank Limited was birthed with the Vision to be the biggest and the best in the scheme of things. Being one of the fastest growing Banks in the Micro Finance industry that is constantly and rapidly evolving, we are proud to inform you of our achievement recorded within this short space of time. We have managed to establish ourselves and claimed our rightful place amongst the comity of Banks in Nigeria. We are determined to be second to none in bringing first class facilities and products to our customers and clients alike as envisioned in the Bank roadmap and strategy. We use this occasion to celebrate this milestone recorded which has given us a golden ticket and opportunity to momentarily look back at our achievement recorded and chart the path forward as we enter into the next phase. The Bank was birthed with the vision and purpose of: ? Providing diversified, affordable and dependable financial services to the active poor in a timely and a competitive manner. ? Mobilizing savings for intermediation, ? Creating employment opportunities, ? Increasing the productivity of poor people and provide veritable avenue for the administration of the micro credit program of government and high net worth individuals. The story of the Bank in many aspect has changed the face of micro financing in Delta state and Nigeria as a whole. Within this period, the Bank has five Branches, seven cash centers with its headquarters approved by CBN which is situated at No 129B Ajamimmogha Road Warri. All branches are fully approved by CBN.
EcoPlanet Bamboo: EcoPlanet Bamboo Group, LLC is an experienced owner-operator of bamboo farms globally, and has pioneered the industrialization of bamboo as a sustainable, alternative fiber. Beginning operations in 2010 in Central America, EcoPlanet expanded into Africa, and has since developed a diverse portfolio of operations across Southern, West and East Africa. In addition to bamboo farms and plantations, EcoPlanet Bamboo has invested heavily into the development of innovative and clean manufacturing technology for the conversion of bamboo pulp and paper products, and is working within both domestic and global industries for packaging, sanitary paper and textiles. With a decade of experience and more than $70M invested to date, EcoPlanet Bamboo is poised for its next phase of scaling, and is targeting multiple additional sub-Saharan African countries, where the developing of seed to sale green supply chains can drive truly sustainable bioeconomies.
EDEN PRESTIGE: The real estate company is a company specialize in financing, construction of large real estate projects in Cote d’Ivoire the luxuries luxury eden program atlantique city on 200 ha another major real estate project bidjan real state on an island called boulay island to achieve 25 skyscrapers, 12 hotels 5 stars, technology parks and 50000 luxury villas
Efarms: Efarms is an agricultural focused fintech company that leverages technology and relationships to source investments that are channeled into agricultural production and commodity trading, so as to unlock fiance and markets for smallholder farmers. We believe that we can transform Africa into the hub that feeds the world, one value chain at a time. You can find out more about us by visiting www.efarms.com.ng.
ELITIS CAMEROUN S.A.: ELITIS CAMEROUN was created in July 2018. It is a limited Company with a Capital of 20 Million XAF. All shareholders are national. We offer advisory and general and life insurance brokerage services. We operate in a market of a hundred insurance intermediairies. Our vision is to be among the top 10 of the Insurance Brokerage firms in Cameroon by 2024 and to enter to partnerships with foreign Insurance Brokerage Firms. Ethics and Excellence are our key values.
Eman Capital Microfinance Limited: Eman Capital is a leading Tier II microfinance company in Ghana. We have been in operation since January 2010 with over 20, 000 clients as at Dec. 2019. Our drive has been to provide affordable financial services to low income earners in Ghana at a profit. We are currently initiating a strategy to acquire or merge with other microfinance companies in Ghana so that we are able to offer wider range of services to numerous Ghanaians on the backbone of technology. It has therefore become necessary to seek for both debt and equity investment to enable this agenda materialised. The Bank of Ghana is willing to offer their blessings should we secure such investments. We are proposing a minimum rate of return on investments of between 20% – 35% P.A. We are looking for a minimum of 10 million dollars investment.
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a PIDG company: With a capital base of just over US$1 billion, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has supported some 70 projects in over 20 sub-Saharan countries since being established in 2002. It works across 8 sectors, including energy, oil and gas transportation, telecommunications, transport and water, providing principally senior debt products. EAIF is a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), a multi-donor organisation with members from seven countries and the World Bank Group.
EquaLife Capital: EquaLife Capital is the first venture debt investment fund in Eastern Africa providing working capital, asset financing, and bridge financing to start-ups, growth stage companies, and SMEs operating in East Africa. Investment amounts range from US$50,000 to $250,000 per transaction and are made alongside reputable equity investors. On-going strategic, operational, and finance support is provided to each investee to add tangible value to the growth and profitability of each Company.
Equator Capital Partners LLC: Since 2003, Equator Capital Partners has managed 3 funds (ShoreCap International, ShoreCap II, and ShoreCap III) aimed exclusively at financial inclusion. Equator is currently investing in Africa from ShoreCap III, and looks at opportunities to partner with forward looking management teams all over the continent.
Ernst & Young Cameroon: Ernst & Young is a well known world wide firm that has proven Tax capacities all over the world. One of the Big 4s
Ethiopia Investment Commission: EIC is a govenment organization manly for promoting investors from abrod to invest in the country and to facilitates investors related issues.
Eurizon Asset Management: Eurizon Capital, the asset management company of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, ranks at the top of its industry in Italy. Eurizon specialises in asset management, offering products to retail clients (mutual funds and managed accounts) as well as to institutional clients, to whom its provides a wide range of tailored investment products and services. Its product range includes specialized funds featuring different management styles and investment strategies. Eurizon has cross-border activity in 25 countries and 8 global management centers.
European Investment Bank: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the lending arm of the European Union. The EIB is the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance. The EIB invests in a wide range of projects in Africa from providing the financial support to allow microfinance institutions to lend small amounts to microenterprises and innovators, up to large infrastructure projects.
EY: EY is a global consulting firm that provides assurance, tax, advisory and transaction advisory services to its numerous clients across the world. www.ey.com
Feather Invest: Feather Invest is an investment firm focused on industrial turnarounds. With its deep and well proved industrial operational experience rooted in the firm?s founding team, Feather Invest has taken up business challenges that have proven great success in turning around distressed business into potential market leaders in their respective industries. www.featherinvest.com The above turnaround referred to in the presentation summary is named Taghzeya Foods www.taghzeyafoods.com Taghzeya Foods was established in 2017 as a subsidiary of Feather Invest, an Egyptian Private Equity firm that focuses its investment efforts on industrial & manufacturing businesses. We specialize in the manufacturing & distribution of Oriental Food products in Egypt and the Middle East. Recently, Taghzeya Foods acquired the rights to produce products under the Arafa brand, a pioneer name in the Halva, Tahini, & Molasses markets in Egypt. With a complete overhaul & re-launch of Arafa brand in 2019, our aim is to bring the brand back to its prominence that occupies a historical market status in the hearts & minds of our consumers. Operating out of a state of the art manufacturing facility in 6th of October city, Taghzeya Foods offers a wide range of Halva, Tahini, & Molasses products in a variety of consumer packs that cater to modern-day needs. In addition, we offer our products in practical bulk packs suitable for B2B, institutions, & export. And, with our Commercial HQ based in Qatameya, we ensure efficient service levels that allow us to maintain speedy & focused relationships with our trade partners, and -as a result- best serve our consumers. Built on a foundation of solid expertise & close & continuous support from our mother company, Feather Invest, the team at Taghzeya Foods aims at growing the company into the future to be among the leading manufacturers of household food products.
Finaltus: Finaltus is a Licensed Investment and Transaction Advisory Firm, based in Nairobi with a wide range of experience in multiple African countries. The Firm have handled assignments from clients ranging from National governments, commercial enterprises, Impact Funds and Family offices. Some of the Key services that have been offered by the Firm are; Intellectual Property (IP) Valuation, Business Valuation, Transaction advisory on Mergers and Acquisition, Investment due diligence, Financial Modelling as well as Commercial Litigation Valuation.
Finance in Motion: About the eco.business Fund The eco.business Fund aims to promote business and consumption practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation, to the sustainable use of natural resources, and to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts in Latin America, the Caribbean, and now also in sub-Saharan Africa. By providing financing for business practices that conserve nature and foster biodiversity, the fund seeks investments with both environmental and financial returns. An impact investment fund advised by Finance in Motion, the eco.business Fund was initiated by Germany?s KfW Development Bank and Conservation International with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Along with the sub-Fund for investment, is a development facility that provide high-impact technical assistance to investment partners and final borrowers. About Finance in Motion Finance in Motion is one of the world?s leading impact asset managers. Focusing exclusively on development finance, we have mobilized over EUR 4 billion for positive change in low and middle-income countries over the course of our operations.
Finnfund: Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries. Each year we invest 150?200 million euros in 20-30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and financial institutions. Today Finnfund?s investments and commitments total about 800 million euros, half of them in Africa. The company has 83 employees. For more information, please visit www.finnfund.fi
Finogee Financial: – A Boutique investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions | FX markets |Trade finance advisory | International loan syndications and Equity infusion. – Member- Comoros-Agency Development Bank Comores Africa – Consulting specialist in African and Indian financial sector on various forums like GLC ? Harvard square business review & Insight Alpha – Training in various fields.
First City Monument Bank Nigeria Limited: First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of our customers.
Fitch Ratings: Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide has helped investors fund a century of growth and make important credit judgments with confidence.
FLEETPARTNERS: FleetPartners Limited is a leasing and fleet management company established to provide unequalled professional services to all fleet operating industries in Africa. At FleetPartners, we are interested in not only providing you with vehicles, but also managing them professionally and efficiently. Our services are split into three broad categories: Vehicle leasings, Fleet management and Fleet technology. With our years of experience, distinct professionalism and technical expertise, we lease out vehicles at the most convenient means of payment through uniquely designed leasing options and solutions to meet your fleet and financial needs. When we came into the market, we saw a huge gap in the industry, Lessors were experiencing huge losses when the lessee defaults in a lease transaction, and assets are consequently recovered. This makes it difficult for the lessor to liquidate the asset at his book value and recover his investment, thus running at a loss. We created a solution to monitor the usage of the assets through direct mileage readings, to match the usage of the asset with its corresponding tenure. This helps in preserving the value of the asset throughout the tenure of the contract. Another lapse we identified in the industry was the lack of flexibility in leasing. We observed that lessors adopted the conventional monthly fixed rental system due to inadequate technology to monitor vehicle usage per kilometer and so could not accurately charge per kilometer. Thus, we created a solution that tracks cost per kilometer, thereby allowing for more flexibility. FleetPartners revolutionized the leasing industry with our cutting-edge fleet management technology. Our remarkable success in the leasing business resulted in a strategy that allows us pay attention to every detail in the business. It also involved using the best technology that got every detail from the vehicle, thereby fully automating all processes. With a unique marketing and branding strategy, we introduced a new trend in the industry as the first leasing company to aggressively project our brand and create significant visibility online and offline. This strategy replaced the traditional contact-based approach of marketing. At FleetPartners, we constantly strive to come up with better solutions to improve the vehicle leasing and fleet management needs for businesses and individuals in Nigeria. This has earned us awards in different categories in the past, among some of the awards are the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards for Best Leasing company in Nigeria (2015) presented in London, the International Finance Magazine?s Award for Best Leasing Company in Nigeria (2015), presented in London, the Capital Finance Awards for Best Auto Solutions Africa (2015) also presented in London and the Nigerian Role Model Awards for Integrity in Business (2017) conferred by the United Nations? African Child Foundation here in Lagos, Nigeria, the Global Business Insight Awards for the Most Outstanding Automotive Company in Nigeria (2018) and the CEO of the year award 2019 conferred by the Nigerian Safety Award for Excellence. With a total of 7.2 million trip covered, we are truly your fleet partner.
Flourish: About Omidyar Network: Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the organization invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Omidyar Network has committed more than $1.3 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including Financial Inclusion, Digital Identity, Education, Emerging Tech, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. You can learn more here: www.omidyar.com. About the Financial Inclusion initiative: Since its inception in 2004 up to the end of the first quarter of 2018, Omidyar Network has deployed more than $1.3 billion globally: $619 million invested in for-profit companies and $684 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. Nearly $275 million?roughly 20 percent of the firm?s total amount deployed?was focused in advancing financial inclusion. To date (end of the first quarter of 2018), Omidyar Network has made 164 investments in 88 for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations in the financial inclusion space: ?For-profit: committed more than $187.4 million (91 investments in 44 organizations) ?Nonprofit: committed more than $87.4 million (73 investments in 44 organizations) You can learn more about our investment approach here: > https://www.omidyar.com/investment-approach
FMO: FMO is the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank. It is our mission to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. With almost Euros 10 billion in investments, we have presence in over 85 countries, supporting jobs and income generation in order to improve people’s lives in the parts of the world where we can make the biggest difference. Our role extends beyond financing, as we help businesses to operate and grow transparently in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. With our clients serving millions of customers, their adoption of good practices will have a broad positive impact on local development. They create jobs, provide people with an income, generate taxes and contribute to a healthy private sector. This makes it possible to build a local economy that offers opportunities for people today without compromising the opportunities of future generations. Through our approach, we aim to demonstrate to other investors that strong financial returns and positive impact in developing countries and emerging markets can go hand-in-hand. Our success in higher-risk markets provides them with the confidence to get on board, allowing us to mobilize more funding for our clients. Working with partners ranging from our partner European Development Finance Institutions (EDFIs) to civil society organizations and investors, we serve the many entrepreneurs all over the world who have set up and built their companies to contribute to positive change. Through our financing and investments, we enhance our and others? impact and can contribute to a sustainable society on a liveable planet. We support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to contribute to their achievement through our mission and activities.
Founders Factory Africa: Founders Factory Africa (FFA) is a venture development company. Together, with our corporate investors, we are building and scaling 140 disruptive tech startups across the continent over the next five years. Where others provide advice and mentorship, we provide the resources and assets startups need to drive growth, designing and building alongside our entreprenuers. Our unique model combines the expertise of technical and operational specialists with access to a global network of investors and exclusive partnerships with the world?s most forward thinking corporates.
Frontclear: Frontclear offers an integral combination of credit-enhancing guarantees and technical assistance. 1) Guarantees Frontclear connects EMDC banks to global interbank markets and unlocks domestic markets by providing credit guarantees to cover a transacting institution?s counterparty credit risk, on the condition that local currency assets can be used for collateral management purposes. By guaranteeing secured interbank flows, Frontclear: – Allows local institutional access to local and global markets using local currency collateral (and diversify the risk globally); – Introduces best practice structuring and documentation; – Pinpoints the market development barriers that need to be addressed; – Generates reasonable returns for Investors; and – Originates & builds globally diversified portfolio at low cost. 2) Technical Assistance (FTAP) Well-functioning money markets empower these interbank transactions. Where this is not the case in EMDC, obstacles are most often related to a lack of financial knowledge and skills, challenging legal and regulatory systems or sub-optimal financial markets infrastructure. FTAP builds on locally-driven needs analysis combined with thorough market due diligence, to develop a tailored country programme. Country programmes span a wide range of activities including regulator roundtables and advisory projects on legal enforceability and local market infrastructure. FTAP works closely with central banks, capital markets authorities, CSDs and exchanges, bankers? associations and ACIs.
FSD Mozambique: ? The Financial Sector Deepening Moçambique is a facility for financial sector development with a focus on expanding levels of financial inclusion. ? FSDMoç vision recognizes the need for a greater focus on financial sector offering quality services that enable resilience and economic empowerment for all Mozambicans. We use research, evidence, data and analysis to help market actors to better understand the needs of (demand side) smallholder farmers, small businesses, women, youth and rural communities. We provide knowledge and know-how to our partners and others, to build the business case for providing appropriate and accessible financial services and products. ? Our work is based on the human centered design approach and the innovation and digital technologies are part of basis of the FSDMOc philosophy
Fujairah Gold Ghana, Vedanta Resources: Vedanta Resources is a globally diversified natural resources company. It extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas, engages more than 65,000 employees and contractors, primarily in India, Africa, Ireland and Australia. Its major products are zinc-lead-silver, iron ore, steel, copper, aluminium, power, oil and gas. Listed on the London Stock Exchange
FyreFem Fund Managers: FyreFem is purpose driven and we focus on: ? SME?s 1) Finance SME?s using debt and equity 2)Focus onf ull life-cycle from early stage to distress ? Women 1)We stimulate the ownership by women of SME?s 2) Our funds and Programmes are designed to create women ownership immediately or over a period ? Catalytic Fund incubation 1)We align ourselves with Funds that are catalytic and which develop the SME ecosystem 2) We incubate these Funds for Regulatory and Compliance purposes Firebird is focused on thee following funds: ? FyreFem Futures – SME Focused and to create women ownership ? FyreFem SME Finance – Private Credit in partnership with the IFC ? FyreFem Revitalisation – Distressed asset focus – Assist SMEs in distress where capital can remedy distress
Gaia Fund Managers: Gaia is considered a leading specialist secondary infrastructure transaction team in the Southern African region having concluded: -the first significant secondary transaction in the South African renewable energy programme with Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation as the counterparty, and -the largest renewable secondary transaction in South Africa to date in collaboration with a consortium of investors and regional banks with Gestamp Renewables as the counterparty. Gaia as a first mover and brand leader has concluded 11 renewable energy and 1 toll road transaction to the value of US$250 million via segregated mandates with South African institutional clients and pension funds as well as for a Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) main board listed investment holding company Gaia Infrastructure Capital, the first listed pure play infrastructure company of its kind on the JSE. Gaia’s track record in managing a portfolio of infrastructure assets has consistently outperformed the real returns of the major asset classes in South Africa providing investors with uncorrelated, cash-yielding real returns with a high level of predictability. Gaia is currently raising a USD-fund for deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on the secondary market in infrastructure projects.
Global Innovation Fund: GIF is a unique hybrid investment fund that supports the piloting, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the poorest people in developing countries. Through our investments, we support a portfolio of innovations that collectively open up opportunities and improve the lives of millions of people across the developing world.
Global Partnerships: Global Partnerships is an impact-first investor dedicated to expanding opportunity for people living in poverty. For 25 years GP has invested in sustainable solutions that help impoverished people increase their incomes and improve their lives, with core investments in livelihoods, education, health, energy, housing, and sanitation. Since inception GP has deployed over $400 million in impact investments to nearly 150 partners, bringing meaningful impact to over 15 million lives in 22 countries. Our work is centered primarily in Africa and Latin America, with regional offices in Nairobi and Bogota, and headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA. All of our impact-first investing is aimed at empowering poor and marginalized people to earn a living, provide the basic necessities of life for their families, and improve their lives. We seek social impact on four dimensions: Broadening Opportunity ? We have a holistic understanding of poverty, so we invest across all facets of poverty: livelihoods, education, energy, health, housing, sanitation, and water. Deepening Inclusion ? We invest at the edge of the market, emphasizing approaches that include people marginalized by depth of poverty, gender, and/or geography, including women and the rural poor. Serving Millions ? We believe that every person matters, and want to expand opportunity for as many people as possible. We therefore focus on sustainable approaches that can, over time, scale to serve millions of people living in poverty. Improving Lives ? We only invest where evidence convinces us that people living in poverty value the opportunity being delivered and are empowered by it ? economically or otherwise ? to improve their lives.
Gold Fields Ghana Limited: Gold Fields Limited has interests in Gold Fields Ghana (GFG), Abosso Goldfields Ltd and Asanko Ghana Gold in West Africa (Ghana). GFG’s Tarkwa Mine is ranked 8th in the world and Gold Fields’ annual production for West Africa is in excess of 800,000 ounces from its two operating mines at Damang and Tarkwa as well as its attributable production in the joint Asanko Joint Venture. Gold Fields Ghana is one of the biggest employees and for many successive years the biggest taxpayer in Ghana. Gold Fields Limited is a globally diversified gold producer with eight operating mines and two projects in Australia, Chile, Ghana, Peru and South Africa, with total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of approximately 2Moz. It has attributable gold Mineral Reserves of around 48.1Moz and gold Mineral Resources of around 96.6Moz. Attributable copper Mineral Reserves total 691 million pounds and Mineral Resources 4,816 million pounds. Gold Fields has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Limited, with secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Golding Capital Partners (UK) Limited: Golding Capital Partners is a Munich based, 20 year old Alternative Investment Fund with fund of funds, co-investment and direct fund businesses and active in PE, Private Debt and Infrastructure on the fund of funds side, and in EM Private Debt Impact Funds on the direct investment side. Golding has approximately US$9bn AuM.
Gombe Holdings (Private) Limited: Gombe Holdings is a group of companies which have four divisionsas follows: Financial Services – Short term insurance, life assurance, insurance broking Agriculture – manages 6,000 hacters of agriculture land in Mashonaland West province Infrastructure Development (both civil and structural) – is involved with the Post Cyclone Idai road rehabikitation program, also involved with building of hospitals and government projects across the country Investments division – this arm is seized with identification of investment opportunities and is currently pursuing mining opportunities, telecommunication opportunities and electricity generation opportunities
Goodwell Investments: Goodwell Investments is a pioneering investment firm focused on financial inclusion and inclusive growth in sectors providing basic goods and services and income generation opportunities to the underserved in Africa and India. The firm provides early stage equity to high growth, high impact businesses, with a focus on tech-driven solutions. With a track record going back more than 12 year, and ?150m assets under management, invested in over 30 companies, the firm demonstrates that it is possible to be commercially successful while having an impact at the same time. Goodwell will invest from its EUR 100m uMunthu fund for Sub Saharan Africa, that is focused on financial inclusion, agribusiness and other inclusive growth sectors with a heavy focus on the digital economy.
Graca Machel Trust: Since its inception in 2010, the Graça Machel Trust (GMT) has been at the forefront of advancing women?s economic empowerment in Africa as one of its key program pillars. Through our Women?s Economic and Social Advancement Program, the focus of the Trust?s work is to accelerate the economic advancement of African women by strengthening existing country-level business women?s associations, establishing new networks of women in sectors that are critical for Africa?s growth, increasing women?s access to finance and financial services and equipping women-owned businesses with the necessary skills to grow. Through our networks, we are building a movement that is achieving economic and social transformation for women and their families at a national and regional level. On the back of this, GMT sought to create a solution, leveraging on its work with women on the continent, by forming a Pan African gender lens investment vehicle (the fund) to facilitate the flow of capital to women-led enterprises to meaningfully improve their quality of life, increase business revenue, household incomes and boost economic growth in African countries
Grant Thornton: Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest professional services providing advisory, audit and Tax Services with a presence in more than 140 countries and 700 offices with 50 000 people.
GREENFIELD INVEST INC.: GREENFIELD INVEST INC is specialized in financial advisory, investment banking and financial & accounting assistance. We help also all international companies to create establishments in Côte d’ivoivre.
GREENHILL CAPITAL LIMITED: GREENHILL CAPITAL LIMITED is a company registered under the laws of Ghana with sole aim of funds management and business advisory. The company is now going through the process of licensing under the Securities and Exchange Commision Ghana.
GreenTec Capital GmbH: GreenTec Capital Partners is a long-term investor founded in 2015 that invests in African start-ups and SMEs with a focus on combining social and environmental impact with financial success. GreenTec uses capacity building, process optimization, and a diverse team of international experts to help start-ups and SMEs implement and adapt the latest technologies to their models so they can extend their value chains and have more impact locally. Their mandate is to maintain at least 75 percent impact focused enterprises and they aspire to grow 400 companies by 2023.
GroFin: GroFin is a pioneering private development finance institution specialising in the finance and support of small and growing businesses (SGBs). Our investments and business support help to generate employment, strengthen value chains, and develop markets to bring about inclusive growth and improved living conditions in the low- and middle-income countries where we operate. Since our inception in 2004, we have established a wide network of local offices in 15 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. Our SME investments number over 700 and have sustained over 90,900 total jobs across several sectors and industries, namely: healthcare, education, agribusiness, manufacturing, key services (water, waste & energy), food & accommodation, construction, wholesale & retail, and professional services. We have the support of 34 international development finance institutions, development organisations, foundations, large companies and private funders with committed funding of nearly US$ 500 million.
Growthpoint Investec African Propertied Ltd: Growthpoint Investec African Properties Limited is a real estate investment company domiciled in Mauritius. The Company aims to generate compelling and sustainable shareholder returns and high-quality income through the acquisition of prime commercial property assets in select cities across the African continent focusing on key locations in sector specific nodes which have a strong ability to support long-term rental growth.
Harrier Airlines Limited: Harrier Aviation Services Limited is a new aviation and allied services company setup to develop aviation companies and take advantage of opportunities that exist in the Aviation space in Nigeria and Africa at large It was setup by an experienced aviation expert who has over 25 years experience in aviation ranging from providing industry players with financial and technical advisory services as a member of the Sprinfountain team to managing an Airline based in Nigeria Drawing upon “hands-on” expertise, gained both within and outside Nigeria, our high calibre staff have the proven ability to develop strategic solutions which sustain growth, improve finances and strengthen operations. The Corporate head office is located in Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria and there is a representative office at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja. Harrier Global Services has been operating in the Business Jet Charter Segment since 2015 working in partnership with a domestic airline. The company is in discussions to start operating a virtual airline using the aircraft and facilities of one of Nigeria?s leading airlines. We are also in the process of setting up a Nigerian based regional scheduled carrier known as Harrier Airlines Limited which will operate scheduled passenger flights within Nigeria and to regional African routes in future.
Hatcher+: Hatcher+ is currently raising USD125M for our second fund (H2) to invest in an early-stage, globally-diversified venture portfolio. Hatcher+ has a differentiated approach to VC investing ? we use AI-based quantitative data analysis, global co-investment partnerships, and business process automation technologies, to build the world?s largest venture investment portfolio and enable predictable returns from venture.
Helios Towers: Helios Towers is a leading Sub-Saharan independent tower company with operations across five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Group is the sole independent operator and owns and operates more sites than any other operator in each of Tanzania, DRC and Congo Brazzaville. Helios Towers is also a leading operator in Ghana where it has a strong urban presence and it commenced operations in South Africa in March 2019. The Group?s principal business is operating owned telecommunications sites and related passive infrastructure in order to provide site space to large MNOs and other fixed wireless operators that in turn provide wireless voice and data services to end-user subscribers. Helios Towers was founded in 2009.
Heritage Bank Plc: We are a commercial bank licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria with National Authorization.. We started business in 2013 and have grown from a four branch bank in 2013 to over 150 branches known as Experience Centres aside other Point of Presence platforms. We pride our institution as a tenacious team committed to delivering distinctive financial services, building on our legacy of innovation and partnership to create, preseve and transfer wealth across generation.
Holistic Agricultural Investments Group Ltd: Holistic Agricultural Investment Group Ltd owns and manages farmland in Africa. Its services include farm selection, advisory, establishment, human resources, logistics and accounts, as well as day to day general management on the ground. Its team has managed multiple farms across 5 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hotel Partners Africa: Hotel Partners Africa is a one-stop-shop consultancy, helping hotel investors and developers navigate the African continent. We have worked in 50 of the 54 countries, and are unrivalled in our geographic knowledge.
House of Lords: Among the fastest growing economies on the continent, Uganda and Rwanda offer remarkable trade and investment opportunities for UK businesses. Lord Popat regularly meets with organisations and entrepreneurs to encourage bilateral trade between the UK and these countries. Emerging markets such as those within the Commonwealth offer great opportunities for the next generation of businesses in the UK.
ICEA LION Group: ICEA LION Group is a one-stop financial services provider offering innovative products and services in insurance, pensions, investments and trusts. We are one of the largest providers of insurance and financial services in East Africa with well-established operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. True to our Group?s mission to protect and create wealth, we pride ourselves in having one of the strongest balance sheets in East Africa empowering all our stakeholders. ICEA LION has been a signatory to the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles of Sustainable Insurance (PSI) for the past four years. We were the first Company in East and Central Africa to sign onto these principles. The PSI provide a global roadmap to develop and expand innovative risk management and insurance solutions that promote social and environmental protection, inclusive insurance, renewable energy, food security, clean water, sustainable cities and disaster-resilient communities. Aside from that, UNEP FI has partnered with eighteen of the world?s largest insurers to develop risk assessment tools that will enable the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of climate change and sustainability on their business. The pilot group is to develop analytical tools that they will use to pioneer insurance industry climate risk disclosures that are in line with the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board?s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). ICEA LION Group is one of these eighteen insurance companies and is the only African company participating in this task force. This goes to show our commitment towards contributing to the world?s best practice as we challenge and encourage our peer companies to follow suit.
Idus Capital: Idus capital is unique in its exclusive investment focus on aging companies with succession problems. We seek to acquire and manage potentially high-growth middle-market companies, offering a flexible structure and liquidity to the owners. Inquiries and intermediaries are welcome.
IFC: The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States. IFC, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country. We leverage our products and services, as well as products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group, to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our clients and partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges. IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.
IFC Financial Institutions Group: IFC has established a leading position promoting private sector investment in Africa. Over nearly six decades, IFC has invested more than $25 billion in African businesses and financial institutions, and our current portfolio exceeds $5 billion. IFC is a leading provider of advice to promote a sustainable private sector and mobilize capital from other investors who invest alongside IFC in critical sectors for Africa?s future. IFC’s Financial Institutions Group works with approximately 160 financial intermediaries on the continent enabling them to play a constructive role in economic growth, reinforcing responsible finance, and introducing environmental and social standards in many clients for the first time.
IFU: The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) is the Danish government?s bilateral development finance institution (DFI), established in 1967. Since its establishment, IFU has invested in more than 1200 companies in 100 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Committed investments total USD 26.4 billion, of which IFU has contributed USD 3 billion.
IHS Towers: IHS Towers is the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East by tower count and the third largest independent multinational tower company globally. Founded by Sam Darwish in Lagos, Nigeria, in 2001, IHS is a company specializing in building towers and managing sites for mobile network operators (MNOs). It is one of the world?s fastest growing tower operators and maintains operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of the tower portfolios of MTN and Etisalat in Nigeria, IHS owns and manages over 23,000 towers in Africa. IHS operates three business models: building its own tower sites and leasing them to operators; acquiring existing MNO sites and leasing tower space back; taking over the management of operators networks with an agreement to lease the sites to other operators. Some of the MNOs that IHS works with include: MTN, Orange , Airtel , Etisalat and Millicom.
Impact Africa Fund I: Impact Investing Africa (Pty) Ltd (IMA) is a female-owned, female-led private equity impact fund with its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa. IMA Fund I will commence fundraising in 2020 to invest in significantly female-owned and managed small to medium enterprises (SME?s) in South Africa, with the aim of expanding to other regions in Sub-Saharan Africa with the next fund. IMA is an innovative PE fund that will connect profits and purpose, enforce accountability within investee companies and seek genuine and sustainable transformation in the South African economy.
Impaxis Capital: Impaxis is an independent financial group active in West and Central Africa with a focus on French Speaking countries. The Group has 3 pillars: – Impaxis Capital: Global Advisory & M&A – Impaxis Securities: Capital Markets / Brokerage / Research – Impaxis Asset Management: A DFC (Dubai) based asset management firm dedicated to Africa AUM is around +75Bn XOFwith a team of c.20-25 people
Industrial Development Corporation: The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Limited is a state-owned business that has been charged with spearheading the Zambian Government’s commercial investments agenda, strengthening the country’s industrial base and creating jobs for its citizens. The IDC was established to create and maximize long term shareholder value as an active investor and shareholder of successful state-owned enterprises, as well as undertake industrialisation and rural development activities through the creation of new industries. IDC is valued at over $ 7.7billion with a diversified portfolio of 32 companies spanning 12 sectors of the economy. The IDC has a threefold strategic focus which is to reposition and transform the existing portfolio towards profitability, to invest in companies and industries that can leverage Zambia’s natural resource and other endowments to develop a strong home base. The third strategic focus of the IDC is to position itself to be a partner of choice and catalyst for private sector investment in profitable joint ventures for industrialization through support of local high impact, growth enterprises. IDC has over the last two years invested in energy, manufacturing and agro-processing projects, financial services and telecommunications.
Info Mind Solutions Plc (Ethiojobs): Info Mind Solutions (IMS) is a human capital solutions provider in Africa operational since 1998. The parent company of Talent Search ? executive search services and Ethiojobs.net ? leading online job site in Ethiopia, IMS has an extensive experience in the HR field in permanent, temporary and contractual placement of professionals. Using the human resource bank of over 500,000 professionals that it has built; Info Mind Solutions has assisted over 1500 national and multi-national organizations in hiring the highest caliber of employees available in the market today. IMS also has an extensive experience in providing consultancy work in areas of contractual management, payroll management, development of job specifications, job evaluation and grading, salary structure and benefit package design, organization structures, HR audit, and performance management systems, as well as training coordination. With its sister company, Zebrajobs.com, headquartered in Kenya, IMS reaches out to the rest of Africa through its online job board connecting employers globally with job seekers that are looking for employment and career opportunities on the African Continent. With more than 15 years of experience, Ethiojobs.net is a premiere e-recruiting platform connecting leading employers with qualified job seekers in Ethiopia. Launched in 2004, Ethiojobs.net? has progressively built a human resource bank now comprising more than 500,000 CVs.
InfraCo Africa: InfraCo Africa seeks to alleviate poverty by mobilising private sector expertise and finance to develop high quality infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa. InfraCo Africa receives funding, through PIDG?s publicly funded trust, from governments in the UK (DFID), the Netherlands (DGIS) and Switzerland (SECO). To date, we have received US$171 million in funding.
InfraCredit: By way of introduction, InfraCredit is a ?AAA? rated specialised infrastructure credit guarantee institution backed by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, GuarantCo (a Private Infrastructure Development Group company), KfW Development Bank and Africa Finance Corporation to provide local currency guarantees and mobilize long term debt financing for infrastructure in Nigeria. InfraCredit?s guarantees act as a catalyst to attract domestic credit from pension funds, insurance firms and other long-term investors into credit-worthy infrastructure projects, thereby deepening the Nigerian debt capital markets. InfraCredit operates on a commercial basis with a developmental role and benefits from private sector governance. InfraCredit maintains the highest financial strength ratings accorded to any financial institution by Agusto & Co. and Global Credit Ratings Co., two of the major domestic credit rating agencies. See attached corporate presentation. For more information please visit www.infracredit.ng InfraCredit promotes (i) financial inclusion, by bringing first-time issuers to the domestic bond market, (ii) financial deepening, by extending bond tenors for corporates, and by broadening bond investor bases, and (iii) financial innovation, by introducing new fixed income instruments such as green bonds. InfraCredit is a first-in-kind innovative institution in Nigeria that fosters market development and leverages additional capital from private institutional investors into supporting new infrastructure development that will create jobs, protect the environment, reduce poverty and promote local economic growth. There is a recent Harvard Business School Case Study (encl. cover page) published on InfraCredit, which is being taught on HBS?s MBA program; here is a link to the HBR store. https://hbr.org/product/Infrastructure-in-Nigeria/an/218071-PDF-ENG –
Intrasia Capital: The Intrasia Group is a diverse group of related entities primarily engaged in the provision of corporate and financial services, real estate and mining development.Intrasia Management (Mauritius) is the groups administrative and licensed management company structuring corporate operations into and out of Africa and supported by Intrasia Corporate Services which provides training, advisory and support services to clients from offices in Mauritius and Singapore. Intra Capital Pte Ltd is a Singaporean based financial introducer and Intrafrican Resources is a minerals developer in Africa with Intra Minerals Ltd exploring for gold in Mozambique. Properties among other businesses include an island resort and office building in Madagascar and Singapore. Banking facilities are through AfrAsia Bank Limited, also a related party. The Intrasia Group facilitates and assists the de-risking of African investments as well as provides the structuring of corporates, trusts and funds through the Mauritius Financial Centre.
International Housing Solutions: International Housing Solutions is a private equity firm focused entirely on high-impact investments in affordable, energy-efficient housing in Africa. IHS has produced over 25,000 affordable homes to date in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana and is launching its Kenya operations in 2020. Key impacts, in addition to the housing delivery, are employment generation, skills transfer, expansion of the REIT sector into affordable housing, and catalysing the market for climate-focused homes in the affordable sector.
Invest Solar: Invest Solar Africa is a Botswana based regional investment vehicle focused on finance of ‘Renewable Energy / Solar’ – to attract African capital along with traditional DFI funding to combat climate change on the continent.
Investec: Investec Limited is an international investment bank and private banking group dually listed in South Africa and the UK. Investec is a leading bank on the African continent with offices globally dedicated to Investment Banking (corporate finance; institutional research, sales, and trading; and private equity investments), Private Client Activities (banking, brokerage, and portfolio management), Investec also has a long history in capital markets, and property investment.
Investec Asset Management: Investec Asset Management provides investment products and services to institutions, advisory clients and individuals. Our clients include pension funds, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, foundations, financial advisers and individual investors.
Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates: Iseme Kamau and Maema Advocates (IKM) is a leading law firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. We are the DLA Piper Africa member firm in Kenya, one of the 20 member firms across Africa – offering unrivalled coverage in Africa. IKM is a full-service commercial law firm that has been providing commercial legal services in Kenya for the last thirty years. The firm has highly qualified lawyers with extensive experience in six key practice areas namely corporate, commercial, dispute resolution, projects and infrastructure, real estate & finance and tax. Our people are also authorities in their respective fields and are highly sought after for the practical and innovative solutions they bring to the table. IKM offers the services of a multi-disciplinary team with in-depth knowledge of the Kenyan market and its legal, economic, cultural and social specificities.
Izwe Loans: The Izwe Group is an MFI, with lending activities in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia. Our focus is to offer competitive financial solutions to both individuals and SME’s.
Jumia Group: Jumia Group connecting consumers and businesses across Africa and beyond. Through their online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of products and services, from basic consumer goods to online travel. Jumia Group helps them ?save time and save money?. Businesses use Jumia in order to distribute their products and services in a more efficient and scalable way. Jumia Group helps them grow their business and benefit from the massive shift of consumers to online. Jumia Group aims to transform people’s lives through technology. Jumia Group is embracing the digital shift of the entire African economy and supporting the growth of African companies while expanding their horizons. More than 50,000 local African companies and individuals have partnered with Jumia. Jumia Group is opening new opportunities for talented people by creating jobs and developing new skills in the continent. Jumia Group directly provide 3,000 jobs and many more through our sellers and logistics partners. Jumia Group is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa.
Kaizen PE: Kaizen Private Equity (Kaizen) is the only investment firm that invests exclusively in education institutions and companies in South and South-East Asia. Since inception in 2009, Kaizen has successfully raised USD150 million through its two equity funds and invested in several leading and transformative education companies in the region that are not only commercial leaders in their domains but have also created tremendous positive impact on society. Financial as well as ESG related KPIs of each investee are rigorously and extensively monitored and reported to investors on a quarterly basis by Kaizen. Kaizen?s impact focused measurement has earned several plaudits from its DFI investors. Kaizen is extending its expertise into the credit space with a new fund that aims to bring low cost, impactful debt to affordable private institutions in developing countries in South Asia, South East Asia and Africa. Debt is a strong impact creating vehicle as it aligns the motivations and actions of the borrower education best practices, creating a virtuous cycle focused on improving education outcomes through financial and other incentives to the borrowers. So far, the world has invested in education from the perspective of improving education. But now it is time to invest in education to improve the human capital and positively impact the world itself: Education as a sustainable change agent.
KAMCO Investments Company: KAMCO – An integrated Asset Management and Investment Banking firm headquartered in Kuwait, with presence and strong network of relationships across MENA, with key offices in Kuwait, Egypt, KSA and UAE. KAMCO has developed into a premier investment company that provides innovative and performance-driven financial solutions to clients in Kuwait and internationally for the last decade. KAMCO currently manages assets with USD 12 billion and closed transactions worth USD 21 billion.
Kap: Kap, a venture capital and private equity firm dedicated to fueling innovation in frontier markets. The firm invests in innovative financial services companies that deliver superior financial returns, while at the same time accelerate financial inclusion in Africa.
Kaplan & Stratton: Kaplan & Stratton is a premier law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions for domestic and international clients. The firm has a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the East African region. International and cross-border work forms an important part of our business. The firm was established in 1938. The firm comprises 17 partners, all of whom are Kenyan citizens. There are fifteen partners in the Commercial Department and seven partners practice in our Dispute Resolution Department, supported by a team of over 40 associates. A number of interns and paralegal staff make up our full complement. This makes us the largest legal practice in East Africa. Our clients are private and public companies from Kenya and abroad, local and international banks, development finance agencies and non-government organisations in all sectors of the economy.
Karisimbi Business Partners: Karisimbi Business Partners: Karisimbi Business Partners is a strategic advisory and investment services firm that takes a ‘hands-on’ approach to enterprise development in Rwanda and the East African Region. We translate strategy into concrete action, delivering practical recommendations that help business succeed. Karisimbi Partners works directly with promising ventures to ensure business strategy, management and resources are aligned for company growth a success. We have worked with over 100 clients across multiple sectors, including ICT, private equity, media agro-processing, and professional services. We work along CEOs and management teams of businesses with the potential to drive growth in key industries, expand employment, transfer knowledge and contribute to the economic development of the country and the region. 2018 Rwanda CEO Summit: We at Karisimbi Business Partners know how important your theme is and have extensive experience and research to add value to your summit, attendees and overall goal. In October, we hosted the 2018 Rwanda CEO Summit, this summit was the first private sector led summit that focused on Rwanda’s private sector business leaders and CEOs. Our theme was (Em)powering Growth, and to better understand better understand challenges, and with a view towards providing actionable solution, Karisimbi Business Partners conducted surveys with 100+ Rwanda-based CEOs. The summit serves as a platform for the release of exclusive, cutting-edge research and analysis from Karisimbi Partners, panel discussion and a spirited debate from Rwanda’s senior business leaders. We had over 100+ CEOs attend the summit, including individuals from Rwanda’s largest and most influential firms in: investment, manufacturing, financial services, construction, ICT, hospitality, real estate and professional services. These attendees represented over 90% of Rwanda’s GDP. Our Investment Services: Karisimbi Business Partners invests in high growth startups and green field investments with strong social impact visions. Our portfolio includes: Asili Natural Oils, Acacia Accounting, Lakeside Fish Farm, and currently we are providing investment services to close out a a multi-million dollar deal with a pharmaceutical company. Foreign investors who are both socially and commercially motivated depend on having the right local partner to succeed in business in Rwanda and that is where we come in. Kabuye Sugar Works (KSW), we managed a $10 million dollar investment in Rwanda’s first public-private partnership (PPP). Karisimbi Partners helped bring together a PPP consortium that includes private and public sector partners and NGOs from Rwanda and the Netherlands, securing 10 million USD of investment to increase sugarcane production in the Nyabarongo River Valley. Based on a previous Strategic Opportunity Assessment conducted by Karisimbi Partners for Kabuye Sugar Works, the PPP aims to increase sugar production by reclaiming 1500 Ha of land, introducing remote sensing technology and strengthening value chain inclusion of out grower farmers. The project is ongoing and Karisimbi Partners work includes local project management, business analysis, partnership development and the creation and eventual oversight of a joint venture that performs remote sensing and spatiotemporal monitoring solutions.
Khumovest: Khumovest is a 100% black owned and managed, proudly South African financial services firm that was founded in 2015. We are a level 1 contributor to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment, an authorised Category 1 and Category 2 financial services provider with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority and a registered credit provider with the National Credit Regulator in South Africa. We are a team of disciplined financial investors with an entrepreneurial mindset, focused on building and transforming the African economy. Prior to founding Khumovest, our Founding Partners previously together managed the Private Equity (USD2 billion) and Structured Finance (USD4.3 billion) portfolios of the largest asset manager on the African continent (The Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd). Our Founding Partners have combined experience in excess of 21 years investing across the African continent. The Khumovest group of companies is comprised of Khumovest Advisory- a Pan-African Corporate Finance, Structured Investment Product and Fund Investment Advisory business, Khumovest Principal- a Permanent Capital investment vehicle investing in the SME Market in South Africa, and Khumovest Capital- A discretionary asset manager currently raising a ZAR500m Private Equity Fund with the focus on investing in South African SME’s.
Kingson Capital: Kingson Capital (Kingson) is a Venture Capital firm and also a registered Venture Capital Company (VCC) founded in 2015. As a Section 12 J VCC, all investments with Kingson are fully tax-deductible in the tax year that they are made. This has the effect of both lowering the capital at risk and enhancing future returns for investors. Kingson invests in entrepreneurs who have unique and scalable business concepts, whose products change the current landscape and existing business models. Kingson is a Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) company.
Kivu Green Energy: Kivu Green Energy is renewable energy developer in eastern Congo. KGE is vertically integrated from EPC to the meter, with a vision to connect 5 million delighted clients in eastern Congo by September 2024. KGE has offices in Kinshasa, Goma, Bunia, Kindu, Beni and the United States.
Kleoss Capital: Kleoss Capital is a South African private equity firm targeting South African businesses. The firm seeks to invest in South African businesses with exposure to the rest of the African continent. Our primary objective is to generate returns for our investors. We seek to achieve this by targeting companies who either show high growth potential or are strong market leaders in their sectors and require our capital as well as strategic value add to fulfil their growth potential. Kleoss Capital is also a 100% black owned and managed investment manager with a level 1 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (?B-BBEE?) accreditation. In the context of South Africa this is a competitive advantage as the target companies can immediately claim full ownership points in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice (www.thedti.gov.za) both economically and from a voting perspective commensurate with the percentage shareholding of Kleoss Capital.
Kobo360: Kobo360 is a digital logistics platform that aggregates end-to-end haulage operations to help cargo owners, truck owners and drivers, and cargo recipients to achieve an efficient supply chain framework. Developing an all-in-one logistics ecosystem, Kobo360 leverages data and technology to reduce logistics frictions, empowering rural farmers to earn more by reducing farm wastages and helping manufacturers of all sizes to find new markets. Kobo360 enables unprecedented efficiency and cost reduction in the supply chain, providing 360-visibility while delivering products of all sizes safely, on time and in full. The Kobo360 mission is to build the Global Logistics Operating System that will power trade and commerce across Africa and emerging markets. With operations in Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya, Kobo360 is one of the fastest growing tech start-ups out of Africa.
KOKO Networks: KOKO Networks is an international venture-backed technology company with 600 staff in Kenya and India that recently launched the world’s first smart fuel ATM network in Nairobi. KOKO has partnered with Vivo Energy (the licensee of the Shell brand in many African countries), to establish a network of 700 ?KOKOpoint? Fuel ATMs installed inside neighbourhood shops across the city. KOKOpoints are machines that combine a clean fuel ATM, an e-commerce kiosk and an in-store digital media platform. The network enables bioethanol cooking fuel (KOKO Fuel – see www.kokofuel.com) to scale rapidly by providing a clean, safe and low-cost alternative to charcoal and kerosene within a few minutes? walk of customers? homes. KOKO has leveraged the Network to create new lines of business within climate, media, retail and financial services.
Latitude Five: Latitude Five is an investment and advisory firm operating out of London, UK and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Drawing on the extensive experience and network of its partners and team, Latitude Five provides growth and transaction support services to investors and businesses across Africa. Latitude Five focuses primarily on infrastructure, mining and mining services, real estate and hospitality, and private equity. The Latitude Five team has a thorough knowledge of corporate development and structured finance, as financiers, lawyers and investors. This includes in-depth expertise in title and commercial negotiations as well as underwriting and executing complex transactions in emerging and frontier markets.? Latitude Five is an investor in * Eburny Property Solutions, a property management firm in Côte d’Ivoire (regulated by RICS), and * Sanctuary Student Accommodation Development, a student housing development and management platform in Nigeria. More information on www.latitudefive.com
Lekela Power: Lekela is a Pan-African renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects which supply much-needed clean energy across Africa. Our current portfolio includes more than 1,300 megawatts across projects in Egypt, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa.
Lendable: Lendable is a fintech finance company that provides debt facilities to tech-enabled non-bank lending companies working in consumer, SME and productive asset finance in emerging and frontier markets, to date focused on sub-Saharan Africa. They have built proprietary data and analytics tools that give them market-leading understanding of portfolio risk and live monitoring ability. Since they began financing in 2016, they have invested over $35M in debt to African fintech companies and are actively scaling across the continent.
LHGP Asset Management: Lion?s Head is an Investment Bank operating across frontier and emerging markets globally with two principal subsidiaries: LHGP Asset Management, which carries out Investment Management activities, and Lion?s Head Global Partners, which focuses on financial advisory and capital raising. Lion?s Head provides clients with innovative, specially designed, and effective solutions. Our success is rooted in bringing value to our clients and establishing a long-term relationship of trust. Whilst the firm is a commercial enterprise, it fully understands that long-term profitability can only be achieved through an unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility that goes beyond regulatory and legal compliance and includes ethical behaviour and philanthropy – all activities undertaken by Lion?s Head reflect these fundamental values.
Liberty Life Assurance: Liberty Life Assurance Kenya is a life insurance provider that has been providing relevant products to Kenyans for over 50 years. Our purpose at Liberty is to make a difference in people?s lives by making financial freedom possible. We change realities and make freedom possible by providing innovative and relevant solutions that help our customers protect their greatest assets. Our diverse and flexible products include life insurance, investment solutions, education and retirement savings plans. We pride ourselves in putting the customers? needs first. With a proud heritage of over half a century, Liberty Kenya has been a pioneer in knowledge sharing and making a significant contribution to the financial services industry. We continue to strive to change realities in Kenya because Liberty is not just our name; it?s what we do!
Lifestores Healthcare: Lifestores Healthcare is Lagos-based health-tech company focused on democratizing access to healthcare for Africans. Pharmacies play a crucial role in the African mass market, a >$25B market acting as the first port of call for health-related products and advice. However, the vast majority of pharmacies struggle with teething issues such as inauthentic medicines, poor dispensing advice quality, or limited support systems for chronic customers. Lifestores Healthcare is transforming access to high-quality medicines, advice and support for consumers by: (a) building tech-enabled infrastructure to support pharmacies and pharmacists; (b) building a network of (owned and affiliate) mass market pharmacies.
Lion’s Head Global Partners: Lion’s Head is an Investment Bank operating across frontier and emerging markets globally with two principal subsidiaries: LHGP Asset Management, which carries out Investment Management activities, and Lion’s Head Global Partners, which focuses on financial advisory and capital raising.
LITA.co: LITA.co is the european leader company on impact investment.
M2M group: M2M Group is at the heart of our evolving digital society, a worldwide group that has been operating for 29 years to provide processing solutions, securities management and secure electronic services. M2M Group helps banks, governments, transport operators, universities and businesses to accelerate their digital transformation and offer their customers digital services that combine innovation, conviviality and trusted products. M2M Group is listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange.
Market Intelligence Africa: Market Intelligence Africa is a boutique research and commercial due diligence provider with a sole focus on Africa. Our aim is to help investors make informed investment decisions in Africa, backed by market research and deep dive analysis into specific sectors and countries. We are genuinely excited and passionate about growth opportunities on the continent, and we play our part by providing investors with the relevant market research, analysis, intelligence and knowledge required to make well informed decisions in Africa. Find out more on our website: www.marketintelligenceafrica.com
MATERIA HOLDINGS: MATERIA is an impact-driven real estate investor and developer focussed on urban regeneration and the delivery of the social, cultural and housing infrastructure necessary to harness the immense potential of the MENA and SSA secular urbanization and demographic dividend. MATERIA has recently established MASIV (Materia School Investment Vehicle) to invest and develop school campuses across the continent. MASIV has partnered with leading school operators that can thus focus on their core operational activities while benefiting from institutional property development and asset management expertise. MATERIA is also active in urban regeneration, and is currently advising a GCC government for the regeneration of a 2 sq. km urban site preserved by UNESCO.
Mbuyu Capital Partners: Mbuyu Capital originates and manages private market investments in Africa for institutional investors, focused on delivering commercial returns with low correlation to global private equity markets and with impact as a co-product. Mbuyu Capital’s three partners, based in Europe and Africa, have a combined 50 years’ institutional investment and private markets experience. The partners are supported by five investment and operations staff. The firm manages discretionary and advisory capital for a European pension fund and family offices. In addition to managing investments, Mbuyu Capital seeks to promote investing in Africa by making the case to the institutional investment community as well as supporting and bringing the realities of what it takes to attract commercial capital to African companies, GPs and the DFI community.
McKinsey & Company: About McKinsey & Company We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters. We have always helped our clients identify and set the direction toward their most important goals. Today, we go further: working together to turn these ambitious goals into reality. From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations in the ways that matter most to them. This means embedding digital, analytics, and design into core processes and mind-sets; building capabilities that help organizations and people to thrive in an ever-changing context; and developing excellence in execution to ensure that actions translate into outcomes, quickly and sustainably. With exceptional people in 65 countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you create the change that truly matters. About Partnerships for Forests Partnerships for Forests (P4F ) catalyses investments in which the private sector, public sector and communities can achieve shared value from sustainable forests and sustainable land use. By creating market-ready ?Forest Partnerships? that offer an attractive balance of risks and benefits for the private sector, public sector and communities, the programme aims to mobilise significant investment, principally from the private sector. The programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It currently operates in Central, East and West Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. P4F is implemented by Palladium International, McKinsey & Company and SYSTEMIQ.
Mediterrania Capital Partners: Mediterrania Capital Partners is a dedicated Private Equity firm focusing on growth investments in SMEs and mid-cap companies in Africa. With offices in Abidjan, Algiers, Barcelona, Cairo, Casablanca, and Valletta, Mediterrania Capital Partners takes an intensely proactive, hands-on approach to implementing its growth strategy by leading the governance of the companies and driving the key internal value creation process. Consistent with its strategy, Mediterrania Capital Partners continues to search for SMEs with an equity value of 30 million to 100 million and expansion strategies into North African and Sub-Saharan African markets. Mediterrania Capital Partners is a regulated financial investment manager licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Mauritius.
Mega North Holdings: Oil & Gas Our interests are in the mid and downstream O&G components. Small-scale LNG and refining solutions are. Logistics Mega North believes in developing multi-modal solutions. This requires extensive investment in large-scale infrastructure, from ports, to rail, road, and air. Water Investment in clean water is vital throughout Africa. Affordable desalination is a key component of our solutions as is investment and maintenance of reticulation networks. Power Namibia can play a key role in distributing power into the SAPP network. Mega North combines clean LNG power with solar power to provide a base load supply regionally.
Menox Group: We are a growing Property Development Company in Zambia with over 2000 housing units currently under way in Zambia.
Mergence Investment Managers: Mergence Investment Managers is an independent specialist boutique asset management company with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Windhoek and Maseru. An office in eSwatini is in progress. We provide investment management services for institutional investors within southern Africa (SADC), as well as a select product offering for individual investors. Mergence Investment Managers has dual capability across both listed and unlisted investments. Our investments span equity multi-asset class funds, infrastructure, debt and private equity. We employ some 50 people and manage assets in excess of R40 bn. www.mergence.co.za
MERJ Exchange: MERJ EXCHANGE Limited, formerly Trop-X Limited, was incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles in 2011. The exchange went live in 2013 and upgraded from a correspondent member to an affiliate member of the World Federation of Exchanges in 2016. As an end-to-end Regulated Market MERJ has established and administers rules for the listing, trading, clearing, and settlement of securities. The Seychelles exchange developed as a result of the IMF and World Bank working with the islands? government to build a financial services sector while coordinating with agencies like the OECD and FATF to ensure compliance with the highest international standards. MERJ is licensed by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority, which is an associate member of IOSCO. The Seychelles is a member of the Commonwealth and the only country in Africa classified as high-income by the World Bank.
MIGA, World Bank Group: MIGA was created to complement public and private sources of investment insurance against non-commercial risks in developing countries. MIGA?s multilateral character and joint sponsorship by developed and developing countries were seen as significantly enhancing confidence among cross-border investors. MIGA?s mission is to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty and improve people?s lives.MIGA provides political risk insurance guaran?tees and credit enhancement to private sector investors and lenders. MIGA?s guarantees protect investments against non-commercial risks, and can help investors obtain access financing on improved terms and conditions.
Ministry Of Trade And Industry, Rwanda: The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has initiated a broad economic reform agenda from which ambitious but achievable targets have been set for growth and poverty reduction. One of the key pillars of Rwanda?s Vision 2020 is ?private sector-led development?, spearheaded by competitiveness and entrepreneurship. The development of the private sector is not only essential for economic growth but also ensures the emergence of a productive middle class of entrepreneurs as part of a service and knowledge-based economy. Therefore, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) has summarised its vision, mission and interventions to achieve this objective. Vision: The Ministry of Trade and Industry has a vision to achieve accelerated and sustained economic growth led by a dynamic and competitive private sector. Mission: To facilitate Rwanda’s economic transformation through enabling a competitive private sector integrated into regional and global markets, while ensuring a level playing field and the protection of consumers. Strategic Objectives: MINICOM has five strategic objectives: – To create a business environment conducive to growth and the protection of consumers. – To increase the share of services and manufacturing in GDP. – To support private sector growth and job creation with a focus on SMEs. – To promote trade integration into regional and global markets with a focus on improving Rwanda?s trade balance. – To build an effective human resource base and institutional capacity for delivery.
Miradi Capital: Miradi Capital offers first-class financial and transaction advisory services to our corporate and institutional clients in a unique structured approach to raising debt and equity securities in order to execute their projects, support their strategic growth initiatives and efficiently address the East African investment opportunities. We specialize in designing and marketing complex fund raising programs leveraging all the available capital market funding sources. Our Corporate Finance team consists of professionals who possess the transactional expertise, industry knowledge and absolute integrity, necessary to help our clients achieve their objectives.
Misr Capital Investments: Misr Capital Investments (MCI) was established in 2010 with mainly two main functions; Asset Management and Direct Investments. The company is a fully owned investment arm of Banque Misr with an authorized capital of EGP 5.0 bn, and a paid-in capital of EGP 4.2 bn. Driven by a goal of being Egypt?s future fully fledged investment bank, the company has appointed a new senior management team in November 2018 which will lead the company into becoming the leading Investment Bank in Egypt. In addition to the current departments at MCI ( Asset Management & Direct Investments ), there will be the addition of the Debt Capital Market team (with over ten years of achievements and milestones in Banque Misr) to be reallocated to MCI in Q4 2019. MCI also applied for a Fixed Income brokerage license which will be operative in Q4 2019.
Mobbisurance: Mobbisurance is a fintech company that is focused on offering emerging farmers with affordable parametric crop insurance. Through the use and analysis of satellite imagery we insure against weather related risks that cause crop failure.
MORINGA PARTNERSHIP: Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity – 84 m pionneer fund dedicated to agroforestry projects with high social & environmental impact in Latin America & Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mougano Investment: Mougano Investment is an investment firm located in Cameroon, that operates in three different fields: Funding intermediation and Financial Advisory (M&A, restructuration and Sector analysis), and lately the company is engaged in structuring its first Private Equity funds dedicated to SME?s in Cameroon. Mougano Investment intends to become one of the pioneers in the private equity industry in central Africa.
MUA: Backed by over 70 years of experience, MUA offers corporate and individual clients an array of insurance, pension, investment, savings and stockbroking solutions. We have over 25% market share for the short-term insurance sector in Mauritius and are the leaders in terms of net earned premiums (2018 statistics). We offer short-term insurance products in Mauritius and in East Africa ? Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Our Mauritian life insurance business, managed through our fully-owned subsidiary MUA Life Ltd, has achieved strong results over the past few years. MUA Pension Ltd specialises in the implementation and management of pension funds for companies. Our fund management company, MUA Mutual Fund Ltd, focuses on two collective investments schemes, targeted mainly to retail investors. We own an 80% stake in MUA Stockbroking Ltd, which provides stockbroking services and is a member of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd. MUA aims to become a strong regional insurance player with carefully managed operations and expansion plans. Key Facts ? Financial services group with 70 years of business experience. ? Listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since 1993. ? A team of 675 staff in Mauritius, the Seychelles and East Africa. ? Head Office and 8 branches in Mauritius, with additional offices in the Seychelles, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Industry Leader in Mauritius ? No. 1 in terms of Market Capitalisation in the insurance sector (2018) ? Life Insurance (2017): Ranked No. 3 ? General Insurance (2017): Ranked No. 1 in Net Premium and No. 2 in Gross Premium ? Life Insurance (2016): Ranked No. 3 ? Motor Insurance (2017): Ranked No. 1 ? Health Insurance (2017): Ranked No. 2 Our results: 2018 ? Profit after tax of Rs 354 million ? Gross premiums earned of Rs 4,256 million ? Total assets (as at end of 2018) of Rs 15,045 million. ? Life assurance funds (as at end of 2018) of Rs 7,229 million
Mubadala Infrastructure Partners: Mubadala Infrastructure Partners is an emerging market infrastructure investor established by Mubadala, the $250 billion sovereign wealth entity.
Musa Capital Namibia: Musa Capital Namibia is a private equity firm that offers Fund Management, Asset Management and Investment Banking services. The company is engaged in the pursuit of executing profitable transactions, thereby creating wealth for its clients, investor partners and portfolio company principals while having a positive socio-economic impact in Namibia.
MyBucks S.A.: MyBucks S.A. is a digital bank holding company domiciled in Luxembourg that delivers financial services through technology. MyBucks operates in eleven African countries and in Australia through its brands Fair Go Finance, GetBucks, GetSure, MBC and Opportunity Bank. The Group offers lending and banking solutions along with insurance products to customers. Discover more at http://www.mybucks.com
Namibian Stock Exchange: The Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”) is the only stock exchange in Namibia with local and international (dual/inward) listed stocks. By total market capitalization it is the second largest exchange in Africa
National Bank of Kenya: NBK is a large financial services provider in Kenya, serving individuals, small-to-medium companies and businesses (SMEs) and large corporations. Headquartered in Nairobi, the bank owns one subsidiary company: NatBank Trustee and Investment Services Limited. As of December 2013, National Bank of Kenya’s asset base was valued at approximately US$1.07 billion (KES:92.5 billion), with shareholders’ equity valued at about US$137.2 million (KES:11.85 billion). At that time, National Bank of Kenya was ranked number eleven, by assets, among the forty-three commercial banks licensed in the country then. The stock of National Bank of Kenya is listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, where it trades under the symbol: NBK.
Neuberger Berman: Neuberger Berman is a U.S. asset management firm. Founded in 1939 and currently with offices in 35 cities worldwide, Neuberger Berman manages a range of equity, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund strategies on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors worldwide. The firm has more than 600 investment professionals and more than 2,100 employees in total, and is currently managing US$333billion of client assets. We currently invest around $2.4 billion in African sovereign debt securities.
Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund: The Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NIDF) is Nigeria?s, and Africa?s, first and only listed infrastructure debt fund, which provides long-term local currency financing to commercially viable infrastructure projects and businesses located in Nigeria. NIDF seeks to provide its unitholders regular, predictable and sustainable income, while preserving the capital value of their investment over the long term. It provides investors exposure to infrastructure debt by investing in senior and subordinated debt of projects and businesses that provide economically and socially critical infrastructure services to their users. NIDF is a close-ended fund registered with and regulated by the Securities & Exchange Commission Nigeria. Since its inception in June 2017, it has delivered annaulised returns of c. 24%, with a capital base of over 40 billion Naira. NIDF?s units are listed and traded on the FMDQ OTC Exchange, Nigeria.
Norfund: Norfund is the development finance institution (DFI) of the Norwegian government. Norfund aims to provide debt and equity in countries where the private sector is weak and access to capital is scarce. This is primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also in some countries in South East Asia and Central America. Norfunds priority sectors are Clean energy, Financial institutions, Green Infrastructure and Scalable Enterprises. Norfund also invests in some specialised Funds to support small and medium sized companies in developing countries.
Norsad Finance Limited: Norsad Finance is an impact incestor offering bespoke debt and mezzanine financing solutions.
NOSSA Seguros, SA: NOSSA Seguros – Nova Sociedade de Seguros de Angola, S.A. was founded on the 17th August 2004, which resulted in a partnership between the Insurance Company Real Seguros, Banco Angolano de Investimentos, International Finance Corporation and a group of Angolan small investors. NOSSA Seguros, a member of BAI Group, was one of the pioneering companies to start operating in the insurance private sector in Angola. Officially, NOSSA Seguros started its activity in November 2005. Closely attuned to the multiple needs of the Angolan market, operating with a composite license, Life and Non-Life insurance, for Commercial and Personal Lines of Business. In the non-life, the following products are highlighted – Personal Accident Insurance, Workmen?s Compensation Insurance, Property Insurance for Personal Lines, Commercial and Industrial, Third Party Liability, Motor Insurance, Maritime, Transport of Goods, Oil and Gas (downstream) and Theft, among others, as well as Group and Individual Health Insurance. In its Life Products, Nossa offers Group Life and Individual Life (whole life and credit life). Moreover, it does Pension Funds? management, closed and open, for large Corporations, SMEs and individuals. Throughout its existence, NOSSA Seguros has traced a solid trajectory, marked by sustained growth. With a wide structure nationwide, with 24 branches in 15 provinces, offers its customers a professional team with a personalized and face-to-face service. It also relies on the support of the Bank BAI agencies? network, under the channel Bancassurance.
Nubian Gold Exploration Ltd: Nubian Gold Exploration Ltd is a UK and Ethiopia registered company conducting mineral exploration in western Ethiopia on its 233 km2 license area in Binishangul Gumuz region, Assosa zone, Signor/Ondonok locality which is known for its high gold resource potential and historical mining by the Italians in the past and currently artisanal miners. The company is in its second year of exploration and has to date made significant progress in identifying gold mineralisation as high as 10gm/ton over a wide area centred upon a historic old mine, Ondonok that is known to have produced gold over 200 years.
Okapi Finance International AB: Okapi is a FinTech card to card payment system which runs on VisaNet. We bank the unbanked and have a mission to financially include 145 million in less than 10 years. Operating in Kenya, Botswana and Sweden; Starting Operations in DRC, Senegal, Zambia and Zimbabwe in Q4 2019; Nigeria in Q1 2020; Remittance from Europe to Africa starting in Q4 2019. Okapi is PCIDSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Certified and has partnership with Pan-African banks like: Ecobank, GT Bank, Sterling Bank, Stanbic Bank and insurance companies like APA in Kenya, Phoenix in Botswana; we also partnered with MPesa, Paga, Eclectics, eTranzact amongst others.
Omanbapa Ghana Ltd: Omanbapa Ghana Ltd (www.omanbapaghana.com) is an award winning Agribusiness Company in Ghana with focus on organic & mechanized farming, unique branding, secure packaging and efficient door to door sale of Farm Products (Food Crops, Vegetables, Fruits and Bush Meat). Omanbapa currently is into Ghana Cashew Value Chain Development in conjunction with Iuncturae Inc, USA. Omanbapa Agripreneurship Project aims to promotes the business side of Agriculture in all facets of the agro value chain with specific focus on Cashew Value Chain Development . Omanbapa Ghana Ltd since its inception in 2013 has won several agribusiness awards ranging from USADF Agribusiness YALI Entrepreneur 2016 Grant Award, Best Sunyani West District Vegetables Farmer from the Ministry of Food & Agriculture (2012 & 2015), Best Sunyani West District Farmer Based Group, Omanbapa Group (2014), Ghana?s Next Young Entrepreneur Award for the Most Innovative Agribusiness Company (2013) and Enablis Entrepreneurial Network Award for Business Launchpad Award for Agribusiness Company (2014
Opportunity International: About Opportunity EduFinance – Opportunity EduFinance helps microfinance institutions grow profitable education lending portfolios. – It works with over 30 financial institutions in 17 countries around the world who currently lend >US$120mn to the education sector through both School Fee Loans and School Fee Loans for infrastructure improvements at affordable private schools.
Optimizer Foundation: Optimizer Foundation is an early-stage impact investor focused on improving health and education outcomes for under-served youth populations in Africa. We believe that by investing capital and providing advisory services to early-stage companies, we will facilitate their growth, and improve their ability to provide accessible, affordable and high-quality health and education to under-served populations. We also work closely with the overall ecosystem, sharing learnings and opportunities, and we aim to build a stronger system that empowers game-changing businesses.
ORBIT SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED: ORBIT’s profile is available on request.
Origen Infrastructure Fund: Origen is a Mauritius-domiciled fund that is raising capital to invest early stage capital in project developers. Origen’s investment will be used by the investee companies to pay for feasibility studies, procurement, drafting of legal agreements and other project preparation activities up to financial close. The primary target markets are Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria as core markets but other West African markets are also considered. The Merson Group invests early equity and subordinated debt in firms, projects and physical assets. The group includes Merson Consulting, which is a transaction advisory firm that is specialised in the energy, healthcare and transportation sectors.
ORTHO SERVICES GROUP: ORTHO SERVICES GROUP: SUMMARY – SECTOR OF ACTIVITIES: Infrastructure developer in the field of: Construction, Project Studies, Commercial Engineering, Communication. B2B, Placement and management of personnel and temporary staff. ? CAPITAL: 1.000.000.000 FCFA; ? TURNOVER: – 2016: 300,000,000 FCFA; – 2017: 1,200,000,000 FCFA; – 2018: 2,000,000,000 FCFA ? NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: – Permanent Employees: 100; – Other: 1,500. ? SUMMARY: ORTHO SERVICES GROUP is a multinational company based in Cameroon with several Representations in Nigeria, Dubai, Mauritius and soon in Ghana. It is specialized in the development of projects related to national and international infrastructure. Its expertise extends from the study to the implementation in the field of construction and public works and offers the public and private market optimal solutions for the country’s economic and infrastructural development, in order to contribute to its development. Founded in 2010, it also aims to help companies wishing to respond to national and international calls for tenders, to ensure their study and follow-up and, if possible, to enable them to set up a partner representation. In the performance of contracts, ORTHO SERVICES GROUP ensures perfect subcontracting to its customers and in order to provide them with optimal support in the process of carrying out their work, it has set up since 2015 an investment and human resources management subsidiary ORTHO SERVICES RH SARL. ORTHO SERVICES RH SARL has the capacity to propose and manage the workforce for its clients’ projects, concerning the provision of staff according to their needs and also offers an interim service to clients who request it. It employs nearly 1000 temporary employees on various construction sites, such as the: Construction of the Japoma Sports Complex in Douala: Construction of the Lom Pangar Dam Foot Plant; Construction of the Batchenga water catchment plant, Rehabilitation of the Yaoundé – Ebebda – Bafoussam road, to name a few. To support and complete the human resources action, ORTHO SERVICES GROUP has created OPTIMUM VIE SARL, which is the social side of the group. It offers its customers medical tourism, life solutions for patients who need technical and physical support. It is also specialized in the organization of medical campaigns in Cameroon, depending on the pathologies and specialists available in our foreign partner hospitals.
Oui Capital LP: Oui capital is an early stage, Africa-focused investor backing the next generation of African Tech.
Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum: Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum: The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum (OxGAPS) is a University of Oxford-based platform hosted by St Antony?s College promoting interdisciplinary research and dialogue on the pressing issues facing the region. The Forum seeks to bring together scholars from the region as well as those researching it from the outside for knowledge sharing and generating quality research through collaborative studies. Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International Affairs, commonly known as Chatham House, is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation (think-tank) based in London whose mission is to analyse and promote the understanding of major international issues and current affairs. It is the originator of the Chatham House Rule. Independent consultant: Adel Hamaizia advises governments and private sector in the GCC and North Africa on economic, investment, and development issues.
Pangaea Securities Limited: Pangaea Securities Limited is an indigenous Zambian securities, capital markets and financial advisory services business; focusing on niche markets locally and internationally with value and wealth creation for corporates, governments and other private investors. To date, Pangaea has served as lead manager and sponsoring broker for 16 out of 24 listings on the Lusaka Securities Exchange. Pangaea Securities Limited is a founding member of the Lusaka Securities Exchange, regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and registered on the London Stock Exchange. We are one of the leading full-service Financial Advisors and Stockbrokers in Zambia. Pangaea Securities has an experienced team of both local and international professionals who offer dedicated, hands-on services that you can trust to deliver tailored, client-focused solutions in financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, equities and debt. To date, our team has raised over US$2.0 billion across Sub-Saharan Africa for clients operating in the Real Estate, Mining, FMCG, Agriculture, TMT, Financial Services and Hospitality sectors. We have emerged as one of Zambia?s leading financial advisory, brokerage and M&A firms. Since inception in 1994, as a brokerage firm we have expanded services to become one of Zambia?s most successful financial institutions and a founding member of the Lusaka Securities Exchange. Throughout its history, Pangaea has pioneered new products and services in the Zambian capital market. It was the first firm in the Zambian market to structure and execute: (i) a Rights Issue; (ii) a Corporate Bond Issue; (iii) a Preference Share Renounceable Rights Issue; (iv) the dual listing of a Zambian company on two exchanges through a rights issue?the LuSE in Lusaka and the AIM in London; and (v) the listing of the first and only mining company and the first and only Depository Receipts on the LuSE. As mentioned above, Pangaea is registered with the London Stock Exchange. This link into Europe has made the movement of capital into Pangaea?s core markets easier. The firm and all its senior employees are licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We take adherence to the requirements of the Securities Act with the strictest and highest level of commitment. We have participated in several landmark transactions and won industry awards across all our business areas. We are respected for our in-depth research, product innovation; ability to execute mandates; trading platform; our unrivalled.
PASH Global: PASH Global is one of the leading players in the renewable and clean fuels energy sector. PASH is a London headquartered company established in 2012 to develop, finance, build, operate and maintain power assets globally. PASH is backed by the Trafigura Group and is looking make significant investment next 5 years. By embracing the latest innovations and technologies we aim to produce clean energy in an effective way with the emphasis on enhancing environmental impact and minimizing the cost of electricity. PASH has a highly experienced management and technical team with extensive development and execution expertise including involvement in over £100bn in energy and infrastructure transactions on every continent. PASH produces bespoke power solutions for commercial and industrial customers with ability to finance 100% of the project investment. PASH seeks to sign long term Power Purchase Agreements or Lease Agreements with customers depending on their power needs.
PearlMutual Consulting Limited: PearlMutual Consulting Ltd is a business advisory firm established in September 2009 to offer services in Financial Advisory, Executive Training and Data Analytics. The PearlMutual team consists of individuals with a rich depth of experience from many organizations and industries who proffer and deliver solutions to various clients across a broad range of businesses to set them on the path towards sustainable business growth. As part of our effort to deliver successful solutions to our clients, we assist our clients to facilitate loan acquisition and or equity (both locally and internationally) to help expand their business. The loan can either be short term or long term. We currently offer fund raising services through three sources which are Trade finance, working capital for SMEs, and project Finance. Through our funding platform – BridgeAngels which is a business and financial incubation platform established to help companies especially those in the agro-processing, manufacturing & trading sectors of the economy to improve their working capital, we have successfully raised working capital for SMEs from high net-worth individuals that are seeking higher returns.
People’s Pension Holding: www.peoplespensiontrust.com and www.peoplespensionholding.com. We strive to enable the 80-90% of the workforce in sub-Saharan Africa operating in the informal sector without any old-age security or income to save towards their retirement. The early withdrawal option on our savings product provides financial smoothing and resiliance.
Perigeum Capital Ltd: Since its inception, Perigeum Capital Ltd has positioned itself as a key player of the capital markets industry, and has in its stride been actively engaged in promoting the Mauritian financial services sector through the broad range of services it offers. On the 21 February 2017, the company became the first corporate finance firm in Mauritius to have been granted, an Investment Adviser (Corporate Finance Advisory) Licence from the Financial Services Commission .The licence mainly relates to the provision of advisory services, by setting the scene for corporate finance professionals and firms to operate within strict norms of best practice, high standards of conduct and with a proper set up and the necessary infrastructure in order to be able to service the market in a professional and ethical manner. With its well-rounded team and solid networks across Africa, Perigeum Capital is geared towards providing businesses with the professional representation and insight they need to execute successful transactions within the precincts of their individual corporate objectives. The objective and strategy of Perigeum Capital are geared towards providing tailor-made services to its clients, bearing in mind the fundamental requirements and uniqueness of each one of them. In addition to having successfully listed a number of global business companies on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (?SEM?) , the team at Perigeum Capital has been involved in various landmark listings such as: ? First dual listing of a global business company on both the SEM and on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE Limited in South Africa; ? First dual listing of a global business company on both the SEM and on the Namibian Stock Exchange; ? First company to have its shares listed and traded in Pounds Sterling on the SEM; ? First listing and trading of shares of a global fund on the SEM; and ? First listing of an international issuer on the Development and Enterprise Markets of the SEM ? First Mauritius-domiciled company to list on the Official Market of the London Stock Exchange The company continuously engages with different actors of the financial services industry to stimulate diversity in its services.
Pharos Holding for Financial Investments: A 360º Investment Bank based in Egypt with brokerage, asset management, research and investment banking services. A Top 5 consistently ranked Brokerage company in Egypt, and No. 1 Research House in Egypt, covering 70+ EGX listed companies across 12 sectors. One of the most active investment banks in Egypt closing 18 transactions over the period 2015-2019 with aggregate transaction value of EGP 37Bn. Pharos Holding is also expanding in technology-enabled financial services launching its nano and micro finance platforms as well an in house data-based portfolio management in 2019. Pharos Holding is also a co-founder of Pride Capital, Egypt’s first fintech-focused accelerator.
Poa Internet: Poa Internet is an ISP that bridges the digital divide by providing affordable Internet to rural and low-income communities in Kenya. 80% of Africans (820m people) do not have access to the Internet. Filling this gap is a huge a market opportunity worth over $15bn per year. In addition, the absence of Internet access has a huge social impact and Poa aims to accelerate education, economic growth and social inclusion by connecting hundreds of millions across the continent. Poa launched its services in the slum of Kibera in 2016. Since then the company has expanded to several low income and rural areas in the environs of Nairobi. Poa offers public hotspots and home and small business broadband which are delivered using WiFi technology drastically reducing costs compared to traditional technologies such as cellular and fibre. This enables Poa to offer its services a fraction of the cost of competitors, with packages starting at just US$ 0.10. All of the company services provide unlimited data usage, a radical change from the data caps common in the market, that enable Poa?s customers to fully engage with the Internet and in particular with data intensive services such as video streaming. Customer response to Poa?s services have been outstanding. A recent survey found that 87% of customers believed the Poa?s services had improved their lives. The company now has tens of thousands of customers and is growing at over 15% per month. Poa?s sales and delivery is highly community orientated. The company generates youth employment but hiring extensively from the low-income areas where it operates. Poa also strengthens local relationships by providing free internet to local community organisations such a schools, medical centres and youth groups. Poa?s founding management team have over 100 years of experience building high growth telecoms and technology businesses in emerging markets. The company is backed by leading venture and development finance investors including Novastar Ventures, FMO, DEG and Biscayne Americas.
Privos Capital (Multi-Family Office): We are a global multi-family office LP active for many years in Africa. We have been involved in projects in over 10 African countries. Privos partners with single family offices, multi-family offices, sovereign and royal families, their funds, foundations, and portfolio companies, in leading financial centers, as well as in the BRICS, N-11, and Frontier Countries of the Emerging Markets. The firm?s main business is working exclusively with its family office LP partners on global expansionist activities, capital allocations, strategic alliances, joint ventures, secondaries, directs, co-investments, and philanthropy. Privos has been active in Africa for many years in various sectors, including transportation, alternative energy, consumer, technology Privos is active up and down the capital stack across most sectors, including technology, new media, real estate, alternative energy, life science, biotech, fashion, aviation, and infrastructure. In Los Angeles, we focus on film finance, gaming, and entertainment. In London, Luxembourg and Geneva, we serve our European and Arab family office partners while in Hong Kong we work with our Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Korean, and ASEAN region family office LPs. In Africa, Privos has been active in various sectors, including transportation, alternative energy, agriculture, financial services, consumer goods, infrastructure, and telecommunications. A Privos Managing Director has spoken on stage at the United Nations in New York about Africa and the need for increased capital flows into the continent. As a firm, Privos partners with our family office partners (SFO, MFO, HNWI, UHNWI) as allocators of capital across diverse asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds. We are active globally in Sustainable Investing (SI), Impact Investing, ESG, and SRI. Our firm is one of the leading multi-family office LP focused on moving large capital resources to help finance the 17 SDGs while achieving positive returns.
Proparco: Proparco, the private sector financing arm of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), has been working to support development in Southern countries for 40 years. It plays a key role in AFD Group and the French cooperation mechanism: financing and support for projects led by companies and financial institutions in developing and emerging countries ? from SMEs to regional banking groups, including microfinance institutions.
Pulsar Partners: Pulsar Partners is a pioneer in this sector and is building an excellent reputation based on a pragmatic and high performing investment strategy. Given the rapid and increasing growth of the emerging middle class in Sub Saharan Africa, it remains a substantial and rising demand that drives the need of logistic and private infrastructure assets.
Qbera Capital LLP: Qbera Capital LLP is an asset management firm, facilitating and providing debt and equity solutions for real economy assets and companies specialising in energy, resources, agricultural and renewables sectors in emerging markets.
Quao Realty Limited: Quao Realty Ltd is a Real Estate investment organization. We focus on Acquisition, Development, Construction, Management, Sales and Leasing. At Quao Realty, We understand the value of acquiring prime land and developing it into quality and luxury residential and commercial projects. Quao Realty?s mission is to deliver Luxury and Quality Real Estate Projects in the best locations.
QuickChec: QuickCheck is a Nigerian fintech startup with the mission of providing financial services to underserved consumers. Through data science and a smartphone app, it builds a credit profile and enables Nigerians across the country to access microloans from their phone within minutes, without the need for any form of collateral or guarantor. QuickCheck is the partner that provides the technology and the balance sheet that allows pan-African corporates such as Bolt, Jumia, and Unified Payment to deliver quick, low-cost financing to their customers.
Rakuten: Rakuten, Inc. is a Japanese electronic commerce and Internet company based in Tokyo and founded in 1997 by Hiroshi Mikitani. Its B2B2C e-commerce platform Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales. The company operates Japan’s biggest Internet bank and number one credit card company by transaction value. It also offers e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications services to over one billion members around the world.
RE Equity Partners AB: RE Equity Partners is a Sweden based investment manager with a strong focus on impact investments within technology, real asset and Infrastructure within the context of cities and municipalities (urban areas) so as to help them become resilient and sustainable. Urbanization will be the defining trend over the next several decades. Today, 50% of the world?s 7 billion people live in cities, and, by 2050, this will rise to 70%. Cities are home to extreme deprivation and environmental degradation with one billion people living in slums. At the same time, roughly 75% of global economic activity is urban, and as the urban population grows, so will the urban share of global GDP and investments. RE Equity Partners see cities and municipalities as key pillars to achieve SDGs and has therefore positioned itself to facilitate critical investments required to make urban areas more resilient. Our strategy is to use a systems approach to tackle the various issues facing urban areas by investing in critical infrastructure and technology necessary for urban regions to provide services for their residents in a sustainable and resilience way. RE Equity Partners has a global-local approach when investing, our idea is to connect innovative technologies with cities and urban areas in need of them along with a large pool of private capital looking to allocate funds to high impact projects but struggling to find bankable and investable projects. We have together with other partners developed a unique approach on how to work with municipality and city projects and how to connect and blend private and public capital. The objective for RE Equity Partners is to contribute to efforts to accelerate delivery of UN SDGs and transition to a regenerative and inclusive economy as required for peace, human-security and wellbeing. Our team consists of investment professionals, M&A lawyers, real estate and infrastructure professionals, sustainable investors and corporate finance professionals.
Renaissance Capital: Founded in 1995, Renaissance Capital is a leading independent investment bank, providing access to over 50 markets across the globe with operations in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, and the Middle East. The Firm?s unique on-the-ground footprint, with offices in Lagos, London, Moscow, New York, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Nicosia, provides its clients with an unrivalled offering, serving as a gateway to emerging and frontier markets for international investors. The Firm has market-leading positions in each of its core businesses: Equity and Debt Capital Markets, M&A, Global Markets ? including Equity & Equity derivatives, Fixed Income, FX and IR derivatives, Commodities, REPO and Financing, as well as Research and Prime Brokerage. Renaissance Capital was ranked the No.1 Frontier Markets brokerage firm in the Extel Survey in 2016 and 2017.
Rendeavour: Rendeavour is Africa?s largest urban land developer with over 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres) of new city developments in the growth trajectories of large cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Rendeavour is creating the living and working spaces that will help sustain and accelerate Africa?s economic growth, meet the aspirations of Africa?s burgeoning middle classes, and serve as a catalyst for further urban development.
RENEW LLC: RENEW is an impact-focused investment and management consulting firm that specializes in designing and implementing innovative finance models to address private sector challenges in Africa. RENEW?s core focus is facilitating angel investments into small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). SMEs have the greatest potential for job growth, but their growth is limited by a gap in the capital markets called ?the missing middle.? RENEW?s investment model, called The Exchange, reduces the size and impact of the missing middle by creating angel markets in the countries in which it operates. The Exchange is unique from traditional models for private sector development; it provides patient capital to SMEs and focuses on post-investment support, running executive training programs, and providing consulting and wrap-around services. As a result of this new model, The Exchange in Ethiopia has become the most active equity investment firm in the country and the companies it supports have out-performed job creation benchmarks from global and Africa-focused accelerator programs. With offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, Canada, and the United States, RENEW is one of the foremost financial innovation firms working on impact investing in Africa. Learn more at www.renewstrategies.com.
Rensource Energy: Rensource Energy (Rensource) is an off grid power company that provides residential and commercial &industrial users with reliable and affordable power supply. Rensource deploys any combination of solar power and fossil fired power, primarily gas and diesel with appropriate battery storage solutions At Rensource, we develop, finance, construct and operate our own power solution for economic clusters. We have approximately 12MW of solar in currently in our pipeline and we have completed approximately 3MW across various locations in Nigeria.
responsAbility Investments AG: responsAbility Investments AG is an asset manager in the field of development investments and offers professionally-managed investment solutions to private, institutional and public investors. The company’s investment solutions supply debt and equity financing predominantly to non-listed firms in emerging and developing economies. Through their inclusive business models, these firms help to meet the basic needs of broad sections of the population and to drive economic development.
Ringier Africa AG: Ringier Africa AG operates the leading classifieds and media groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ringier entered the African market in 2011 with a clear focus on capitalizing on the massive digital potential of the market. Few years later, Ringier Africa is operating the leading classifieds and media groups on the continent – ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) and RADP (Ringier Africa Digital Publishing). It has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia and its brands have achieved market leader positions in these markets.
RisCura Holdings (Pty) Ltd: In a world where prudent and impartial financial insights are rare, RisCura provides security and clarity for our clients. With specialised capabilities in frontier and emerging markets, and a passion for Africa, we provide independent advice, analyses and reporting for asset owners, investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, service providers and brokers around the continent.
RisCura Solutions (Pty) Ltd: With African roots and a global reach, RisCura is an independent investment advisor and financial analytics provider that offers investment decision support in developed and emerging markets. RisCura provides a comprehensive range of advanced advisory and administration services to the largest African investor base in listed and unlisted investments on the continent. Our excellent track record of adding value to our clients? portfolios is supported by strong manager selection skills and an in-depth understanding of the market. RisCura partners with its clients, and since 1999, has supported the strategic, technical and implementation aspects of institutional investing so that our clients achieve and maintain their optimal investment performance.
Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board: Established in February 2017, RMB is the Government of Rwanda body responsible for implementing and advising the government on issues related national policies, laws and strategies related to mines, petroleum and gas. It is also mandated to monitor and coordinate the implementation of strategies related to mines, petroleum and gas. In addition to monitoring, it is supposed to carryout research & exploration in geology, mining and petroleum and do disseminate the findings. Further, the RMB is supposed to supervise and monitor private or public entities conducting mining, trade and value addition of mineral operations. It is to assist the government in valuing mining and quarry concessions. Lastly, RMB is to cooperate and collaborate with other regional and international institutions carrying out similar mission.
Rwanda Public Private Dialogue Consultancy Ltd: RPPDCL registered in 2016 with mission to: _ Engage in consultancy Tripartite at national, sector,grass roots and even regional and international level _Advise on matter related to policy reforms, public private dialogue and public private partnerships _Research on issues related to socio-economic development
SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited: SA Taxi is a vertically integrated taxi platform utilising proprietary data to judiciously deploy developmental credit, insurance and allied business services to an underserved segment of entrepreneurs. SA Taxi has been a trusted partner to the fixed route minibus transport industry by financing these minibus taxis over the past 10 years. SA Taxi does not only provide finance and insurance but also offers complementary business services that assist the entrepreneur to maximise their cash flow and protect their income-generating taxi asset. The business model has evolved as SA Taxi has extended across the value chain into insurance and recovery, but its vertical integration has culminated with investment in telematics data, a dedicated dealership and SA Taxi Auto Repairs, Africa?s largest workshop focused solely on minibus taxis. SA Taxi is a division of Transaction Capital (www.transactioncapital.co.za), a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed company.
Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd.: Sahel Capital is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the food and agricultural sector in West Africa. Sahel Capital is the fund manager for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (?FAFIN?), a $65.9 million private equity fund focused on SME agribusiness opportunities in Nigeria.
Samata Capital: Samata Capital is a fund management company dedicated to making private sector investments in scalable businesses in emerging markets that advance opportunities for women and promote gender diversity. Samata?s first fund focuses on the dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems in East and West Africa targeting high-growth industry segments including agribusiness, consumer products, financial services, healthcare and technology. In addition to providing capital to fuel growth, Samata offers additional support through strategic partnerships to ensure entrepreneurs have access to business service networks, governance expertise, coaching and other advisory assistance they need to build sustainable businesses.
Sanari Capital: Sanari Capital is a private equity firm investing in the lower and mid market in South Africa and other select markets across Sub Saharan Africa. Sanari specialises in founder-run, owner-managed and family-owned businesses. Primary investment strategies comprise of growth equity and buy-and-build, with some allocation to leveraged buy-outs. The fund follows a thematic approach with a strong social impact and technology flavour.
Sanergy Limited: Sanergy is a waste management company applying a commercially viable and innovative technology model to serve over 120,000 people and businesses across Nairobi daily. We safely collect and treat over 12,000 metric tons (T) of waste annually, convert it into high-quality products, and successfully sell our sustainable products into the Kenyan market, serving over 1000 farmers with quality inputs produced locally. We mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by 8,400T annually equivalent to 1,825 US passenger cars and this will increase to 50,000T per year over the next 2 years as we expand the capacity of our plant to treat and reuse 72,000T waste/year, making it the largest organics recycling facility in the region. Our protein for animal feed from Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL), called KuzaPro, significantly improves the environmental impact of the animal husbandry sector in Kenya. It has a comparable composition to the fish-based protein, with the quality and consistency that customers want. It is highly competitive given it has 45% protein and 30% fat. Trials conducted with local feed millers show that we can outperform current animal feed inputs while providing them with the volumes, consistency, and quality they need in their feed ingredients. Our organic fertilizer, called Evergrow, is specifically formulated to compliment and increase the efficacy of chemical fertilizers (mainly DAP in Kenya) to boost yields by 30%. Therefore, we improve long-term soil fertility and reduce the usage of chemical fertilizers in subsequent seasons while maintaining high yields. This reduction in the usage of inorganic fertilizer also lessens environmental pollution that otherwise occurs through nutrient leaching into waterways and flowing downstream to oceans. In short, adding our high-quality organic fertilizer works to increase water use efficiency (WUE), crop yields and ultimately farmer incomes. Along the value chain, we apply efficient, zero-waste processes and produce fuel briquettes as renewable energy source to power operations, promoting clean energy and reducing deforestation. Sanergy is the most recognised waste management company for corporates in Nairobi and the largest domestic producer of organic fertilizer and insect-based protein in Kenya. We have participated in major conferences and stakeholder forums including the Africa Green Business Summit at the UN in 2018 and we also participate actively in the UN?s Global Wastewater Initiative. We have been awarded by the Fonds Suez Environnement Initiative, the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards ? Award in Urban Transformation and the African Leadership Network for our innovative and sustainable model. Finally, Sanergy was recognized by UN-Habitat in its 2018 Compendium of Inspiring Practices: Health Edition.
Sanlam Life Insurance (Uganda) Limited: Sanlam is a diversified financial services group, headquartered in South Africa, operating across a number of selected global markets. We have been creating value for stakeholders since 1918 ? for more than 100 years. Sanlam is one of the biggest internationally active insurance groups globally, and is classified as a domestic systemically important financial institution in South Africa. We contribute to financial resilience and prosperity in all the markets where we are present. In Uganda, we are the leading provider of individual life isnurance services and we also offer group life insurance products to cater for all markets.
Sanlam Private Wealth: Sanlam Private Wealth manages over $10 billion for high net worth clients in Africa. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanlam Group, which is a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as well as being the largest insurance business in Africa.
SAVCA: The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in Southern Africa. SAVCA represents about R171 billion in assets under management through 181 members that form part of the private equity and venture capital ecosystem. SAVCA promotes the Southern Africa venture capital and private equity asset classes on a range of matters affecting the industry. SAVCA also provides relevant and insightful research, offers training on private equity and creates meaningful networking opportunities for industry players. For more, visit our website: http://www.savca.co.za/ Follow us on Twitter @SAVCAssociation and LinkedIn
Scipion Capital: Scipion Capital is an investment management group specialised in commodity trade finance with a team operating in London, Geneva, Cayman Islands and across Africa. Founded in 2007 Scipion Capital has successfully deployed more than 1 bn into commodity trade finance transactions since inception. Scipion Capital’s senior investment team has over 150 years of cumulative experience in banking, transaction structuring and investing in emerging and frontier markets
Sefton Fross: SEFTON FROSS is a leading full-service law firm in Nigeria. We provide outstanding legal service to companies and modern businesses that are desirous of in-depth cutting-edge legal solutions and practical results.
Our lawyers are experts in multiple fields and are well- equipped to deliver on a broad range of legal matters. Ranging from Advising Borrowers and Lenders on Raising Debt and Equity finance, Company Secretarial Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Due Diligence and Documentation, Intellectual Property, Foreign Direct Investment, Licensing, Regulatory and Compliance to Real Estate, we have protected clients by adopting an innovative and proactive approach to issues, offering our clients strategic, commercial and accurate hands-on advice.
We are recipients of several notable awards and recommendations including Business Day’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing SMEs in Nigeria” in 2018; “Energy Team of the Year” and “Oil and Gas Team of the Year” by ESQ Legal Awards in 2014 & 2015 respectively, IFLR 1000, Chambers Global and Legal 500’s leading law firm amongst others.
Select Africa: Select Africa is a retail financial services group focussed primarily on the extension of retail unsecured, incremental housing microfinance, education and consumer finance loans, ranging from three to seventy two months. Select commenced operations in August 1999, with the opening of its first branch in Mbabane, eSwatini, followed by the establishment of subsequent operations. Today, Select has operations in eSwatini, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi Uganda, South Africa and Mauritius.
SGI HUDSON & CIE: Hudson & Cie (Hudson), member of the Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM), is the oldest independent stockbroker of the Regional Stock Exchange. For more than 20 years, Hudson has been active in the financial and stock exchange industry and is now leader in WAEMU.
Shell Foundation: Shell Foundation is a UK registered charity that supports pioneering social enterprises and institutions that serve low-income communities across Africa and Asia lacking access to affordable energy and transport services. Several of our partners now operate at a regional level in Africa, and since inception our portfolio has benefited 142 million people, saved 28m tonnes CO2 and leveraged $7.5 billion in social investment.
Shuraako; The Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund: One Earth Future’s Shuraako program (Shuraako meaning ?partnership? in Somali) connects investors with promising Somali-based businesses to encourage economic development and stability throughout the country. Shuraako?s work drives economic development, expands local markets for goods and services, creates jobs and encourages investment and trade. Shuraako believes strengthening local businesses fuels greater economic growth and bolsters social welfare which are both key to rebuilding Somalia and fostering long-term stability and peace. Shuraako manages the Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund. the first commercial fund to operate in the region, and the Somali Credit Guarantee Scheme, the first credit guarantee program in the Somali region.
SICOPP-CI: SICOPP-Côte d’Ivoire is an international company created in 2014 and based in Ivory Coast with the purpose of controlling the quality of petroleum products, supply of services and services oil, gas and various renewable energy. It has 27 employees and aspires to expand to other horizons such as the international merchant marine trade, all types of port operations and the industrialization of the hydrocarbons and energy sector. It has a turnover of 20 million dollars.
Social Lender: Over 50% of Adult Africans lack access to formal credit. Social Lender helps financial institutions offer microcredit based on social reputation to individuals who are underbanked or have little or no access to formal credit. Social Lender is a lending solution based on social reputation on mobile, online and social communities. Founded in 2015, Social Lender has over 100,000 users on the platform. The Company has signed partnerships with 6 Financial Institutions in 2 Countries of Operations including Sterling Bank (Nigeria), Absa Barclays Bank (South Africa), and iTrust (Nigeria) with a pipeline of 4 partners in 2 new countries. Social Lender is accessible on multiple channels which include SMS, USSD and Web. Recently, Social Lender launched a USSD only channel in Nigeria targeting low income communities. The Company has been able to prove its Social Reputation Score as true measure of risk and has recorded less than 2% Bad Debt for Social Reputation Score above 50%. In 2019, a research report published by CGAP (a division of World Bank) found that Social Reputation Score “correctly ranks borrowers in terms of default risk.”1. In addition to several awards and recognitions for its works, Social Lender was listed as one of the Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 by London Stock Exchange. Social lender is seeking to raise $1 million in equity or convertible note to: expand their staffing, implement and integrate more technology interfaces, expand Social Lender?s brand and marketing reach, accelerate its growth in its current markets and to expand into new markets with Ghana in sight.
Social Security Found: Parallel to my studies, I hold a post of actuarial studies officer in the National Fund of non-salaried workers since October 2017. I am in charge of the social insurance component and the good management of social insurance expenditure, particularly the rationalization of the expense in pharmaceutical costs.
Sogecapital Gestion: Sogecapital Gestion is the asset management arm of Société Générale Morocco. It manages over 2 billions USD for Institutional, corporate and retail clients in Morocco. It manages a wide range of conventional funds from money market to equity funds.
SOLID CAPITAL GROUP | AFRICA & GCC: SOLID CAPITAL GROUP | AFRICA & GCC is a member of SOLID Capital Group BV – NL as a regional HQ in Africa & GCC. SOLID CAPITAL GROUP is a full-fledged investment banking & private equity provides their services through headquarters, subsidiaries and affiliates entities, branches, representative offices and strategic partners in Africa & GCC region. SOLID CAPITAL GROUP was founded as a strategic alliance between a group of senior leaders of investment banking, capital market, banking, research, private equity, securities brokerage, asset management, IPOs, assets advisory and financial advisory at local, regional and international financial markets. This Alliance includes a group of highly qualified and experienced Dutch, Belgian, Egyptian, British, Pakistani, and American experts. SOLID Capital GROUP has a solid team with broad expertise; they have experience in working across all asset classes and investment products. Our team includes Ph.D., MSc, MBA, and CFA holders, and Consultants, Advisors, Research Analysts, Chartered Accounts, Financial Analysts, Investment Analysts, Equity Analysts, and Economists from reputed educational institutes and experience at large consulting and advisory firms, investment banks, private equity, commercial banks, and research firms. SOLID’s strength lies in its team members’ strong and diverse experience working with leading regional and international bulge-bracket investment banks in emerging and developed markets. We have unparalleled Africa & GCC markets understanding, having developed strong expertise across various sectors and product areas. The team comprises specialists for Private Equity, Investment Advisory, Deal Advisory, Capital Markets Advisory, Corporate Advisory, Financial Advisory, Assets Advisory, SMEs Advisory, Investments Accreditation, and Research. SOLID assists clients and investors in cross-border initiatives: International players seeking opportunities in Africa & GCC or Africa-based companies looking for international expansion or funding.
South Suez Capital: South Suez Africa Fund is the largest independent pan-African Fund of Funds, investing in private equity assets across Africa (in primaries, secondaries and co-investments). Please refer to our website: http://www.southsuez.com/ We have backed and invested in fin-tech funds and assets (payments, remittances, banking) in Africa since 2010. We have also some exposures to few real estate developments and VC deals.
Sphinx Private Equity Management: M. Ghali has been in the private equity space in Egypt for over 25 years. As the investment manager of the American University Endowment Fund, M. Ghali pionnered direct investments as an asset class. In 2005 M. Ghali branched out and partnered with Citadel Capital ( the largest local private equity firm) to manage private equity funds. Sphinx has created and managed 2 funds since inception, Grandview Investment Holding & Sphinx Turnaround. The focus of the the funds was to address the needs of the Egyptian SMEs providing them with growth capital, corporate governance, and liquidity at the end of the investment period. Special interest was given to companies that had potential for regional growth, and the ability to grow their footprint. In 2009 assets under management grew to USD 300 mn. Our funds were invested in a diversified portfolios with exposure to a wide range of sectors like : building materials, pharmaceuticals, apparel, printing and packaging, healthcare products Sphinx has delivered exits to the shareholders and has currently c USD 100 mn under management.
Split: Split connects driver students with those at the same university using public transport. Using an algorithm, Split determines the cost of a trip based on the car model, number of passengers and kilometers. Each member informs his schedule, home and university, Split takes care of everything after that. The price of a trip is 70% cheaper than a taxi and 10% more expensive than a bus! Split will be, at the end of 2020, in Tunisia, Algeria, Guinea, Senegal and Sierra Leone (for a potential market of 11M users). In 2022, they will be extended to Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, RDC and South Africa.
Standard Bank: At Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking, we dream of Africa realizing its potential and we aspire to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa, with a deep specialization in natural resources. Full spectrum of corporate and investment banking services offered, backed by universal banking capabilities and the financial strength of the Standard Bank Group On-the-ground presence in 20 countries in Africa and other key markets outside Africa Focus on sectors relevant to real growth and development in Africa Over 2 300 Corporate & Investment Banking employees worldwide Cross-border capabilities within and outside Africa Secure and reliable digital banking platforms In-depth research capabilities Long-standing relationships with governments, regulators, key industry players and investors in all the countries in which we have a presence With our on-the-ground knowledge, risk appetite and balance sheet, we are involved in some of the biggest deals in Africa.
Standard Chartered Bank: We are a leading international banking group, with around 84,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world?s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
Standard Chartered Bank Gambia and Senegal: Standard Chartered PLC is a banking and financial services company headquartered in London, England. It operates a network of more than 1,000 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 60 countries and employs around 86,000 people. It is a universal bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Standard Chartered Bank is a leading international bank that strives to help people and businesses prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange being amongst the top 100 largest companies and has secondary listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
Stanford Seed – Stanford Institute for Development in Developing Economies: Stanford Seed, the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, is working to end the cycle of global poverty by empowering leaders in developing and emerging markets to lead their regions to greater prosperity. We believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change in developing and emerging economies?and that the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset that we foster at Stanford can be leveraged to change lives, organizations,and the world. What does Seed stand for? Seed isn’t an acronym. The name is based on our strongly held belief that it is the growth of the private sector, and especially small and medium enterprises, that will seed prosperity in developing and emerging countries.
Sterling Bank: Sterling Bank Plc is a full service national commercial bank licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its shares trade under the Banking sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange with the symbol STERLNBANK. The bank provides services to individuals, small businesses (SMEs) and large corporations. As of December 2018, the bank’s branch network numbered 179, distributed throughout Nigeria with total assets valued in excess of NGN1 trillion and shareholders’ equity estimated at about NGN97.8 billion). Sterling Bank Plc originally incorporated in 1960 as Nigeria Acceptances Limited (NAL). The bank was licensed as Nigeria?s first merchant bank in 1969. Consequent to the indigenization decree of 1972, the Bank became fully government owned and was managed in partnership with Grindlays Bank Limited, Continental International Finance Company Illinois and American Express Bank Limited between 1974 and 1992. In 1992, the Bank was partly privatized and listed as a public company on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE). Eight years later, in 2000, the Federal Government sold its residual interest in the bank, effectively making it a fully privatized institution. In 2013, the Bank was licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide non-interest banking (Islamic finance) services after meeting the set criteria. The alternative banking products are split into three facets: Transactional, Investment, and Financing. The Bank has set up this arm of business in line with global best practice.
Strata-X Energy Ltd: Strata-X Energy is an ASX/TSX listed company with 100% ownership of multiple tenements covering a high grade area of the CBM Fairway in the Kalahari Basin in Botswana.
Street Global Venture Capital: Street Global Venture Capital is seed-stage firm. Alysia Silberg is a Founder & General Partner. This global investment firm is based in San Francisco, CA and invests in technology startups with the potential to reach $1B+ valuations. Areas of investment include automation, financial, health and infrastructure technology. To ensure maximum value-add, Street Global partners with accelerators, corporations, governments, NGOs and later stage investment firms. Street Global is in a unique position to focus on geographic arbitrage through investing in world-class companies in the developed & developing world.
Sunbird Business Services Limited: Sunbird Group is holding company for Kofisi. KOFISI provides flexible office space across Africa. We deliver a customised working environment rather than a co-working community and focuses on the following: The founders and management team have over 5 years? operational experience in the market and over a decade operating across Africa. SPACE KOFISI?s design concept is to create sophisticated and productive places to motivate teams to work efficiently. There are a dozen different areas to work in each Centre, with five different types of Rooms for private use. Businesses can move easily between Centre locations across Africa and can expect the same quality work environment. Clients have access to all on-site benefits and designated rooms, designed for different and varying day to day business needs. TECHNOLOGY The newly designed, integrated app technology connects clients allowing them to engage with each other, as well as other KOFISI business services. The app can be used to book Meeting Rooms as well as to manage and settle accounts. SERVICE Hospitality is central to the product offered and teams are trained to ?delete the drag? of office management and to support clients in all their business requirements. KOFISI teams are on hand to help with printing, stationery orders, arranging cars and post – alongside any tea or coffee requests! IMPACT ON AFRICA KOFISI is committed to sourcing quality African products and employing local craftspeople and artisans wherever possible. More than 50% of loose furniture in every Centre is sourced or made locally. In the fit out of the Riverside Drive and Karen Centres in Nairobi, over 35 local suppliers and designers were used. KOFISI also sources artwork from local artists for its interiors. With over a decade of operational experience in the sector, KOFISI now has a wealth of local talent within its teams. The company is committed to continuing its investment in people by recruiting and training staff from the neighbouring communities.
SunFunder: SunFunder Inc. was established in 2012 and is currently the leading financial intermediary in the beyond the grid (off grid) solar industry with specialized expertise and most extensive lending track record in the sector. SunFunder structures and manages debt funds in its effort to solve energy access and climate change. With its funds (unlocked $135 million to date), SunFunder provides investors with diversified, high impact, fixed-income debt products, comprised of vetted portfolios of emerging market solar investments. The funds are deployed into inventory, construction and structured asset finance loans to solar companies active in off-grid residential, commercial & industrial, income generating assets and productive use.
TDB Group: Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of close to US$ 5.6 billion. The Bank?s mandate is to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration and sustainable development through trade finance, project and infrastructure finance, asset management and business advisory services.
The Rohatyn Group: The Rohatyn Group is an emerging market investment management firm with 5.1billion US Dollars of assets under management. The firm has 14 offices globally that serve its disciplined investment process. The group deploys its capital across different assets class (equities and Fixed Income). The company, was founded by Nick Rohatyn, who after building JP Morgan?s emerging markets business, Mr. Rohatyn and the Firm?s other founding partners saw an opportunity to leverage their unique combination of knowledge, skills and contacts to provide specialized expertise in emerging markets. The Firm has since grown to become a fully diversified asset manager.
The World Bank: The World Bank Group is a unique global partnership of five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Looking just at mini grids, the World Bank’s investment commitment to this energy access solution totals more than $670 million and spans more than 40 countries (including about $460 million across more than 20 countries in Africa). This investment is expected to catalyze mini grid development at scale, and leverage more than $1 billion in cofinancing from the private sector, governments, and development partners. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) has established a Global Facility on Mini Grids, with core support from the government of the United Kingdom, to advance this portfolio and further mainstream mini grid programs into World Bank operations and national electrification programs. The Facility also develops and disseminates knowledge on mini grids, and hosts annual Action Learning Events to share and exchange the latest developments across the industry.
Thebe Investment Management: Thebe Investment Management is a private investment firm focused on investing in the fixed income, real estate and private equity asset classes. Thebe are also the developers of Nkwashi, a mixed use, multi-income residential estate in the Lusaka area of Zambia. Nkwashi is the largest real estate development in Zambia. The firms vision is to advance African civilization. We intend to do so by allocating capital to African real estate, and venture investments. In doing so we intend to create sustainable and beautiful spaces where people can live, learn, work and play. Our venture investment operations are focused on enabling just that, advancing Africa by investing in business areas that have the greatest societal impact, scalability and investment return. Seeing Africa move forward and build an advanced civilization is for us at the core of our purpose
TIA Capital Management: TIA Capital is an SSA-focused investment firm focused on the breadth of the credit investment opportunity in Africa predominantly in the non-bank direct-lending arena. Established in 2009, the firm has offices in Nigeria, Kenya and London.
Ticano Group: Ticano Group (Ticano) is an enterprise development financial services firm, registered in Botswana, which is regulated by Non- Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA). Our services are highly recognized and we have been awarded Economic Diversification Drive endorsement by Ministry of Trade and Industry. Ticano is a rapidly growing, well managed non-bank business lender. Our main products are Purchase Order Financing and Invoice Discounting to the SME market. Our midterm plan is to incorporate asset backed funding to our solutions for SMEs in growth phase with long dated funding need.
TLG Capital: TLG Capital is an award-winning private investment firm dedicated to empowering frontier market entrepreneurs, with a focus on opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: TBI specialises in helping government deliver key flagship projects more effectively. The Institute?s advisors work directly with government counterparts to obtain a deep appreciation of the local landscape and support governments to make informed decisions and to implement them. This support involves supporting government?s prioritisation, planning and performance management as well as establishing systems and structures and building capacity of government teams in the implementation of priority projects across government. It provides evidence-based strategic advice to government leaders, which is grounded in an analysis of the political economy to help bridge the gap between vision and practical implementation. TBI’s work also includes a ‘Leader to Leader’ advisory layer which is provided by former Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Institute to African Heads of States. Since 2014, TBI has supported the government of Ethiopia on the delivery of priority projects with embedded advisory support to the Prime Minister?s Office, Ethiopian Investment Commission, Industrial Park Development Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, Job Creation Commission and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. It has been supporting development of policy initiatives and implementaton to achieve key national priorities including; investment and export promotion, industrial park development, state owned enterprise reform, and job creation.
Trade and Development Bank (TDB): TDB is a specialized investment grade bank financing trade and projects in Eastern and Southern Afric www.tdbgroup.org
Transsnet Payment LImited: Transsnet has a mission to help 200m Africans advance their lives with access to relevant, reliable and affordable financial services. Bringing together expertese from traditional Mobile Financial Services combining this with the latest in smartphone technology and learning lessons from more advanced smartphone led MFS markets has created a best in class experience.
Tri Buchanan Development Corporation: Tri Buchanan Development Corporation is a Liberian based corporation providing an array of services to our clients. Tri Buchanan is a company with Liberian leadership that is supported through deep business relationships with American and other international partners. Collectively our partners and leaders share over 100 years of experience in business and construction. We specialize in General Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Transportation, and Logistics. Our team has collectively executed projects in the US, Europe, and across the African continent. Tri Buchanan is focused on developing the Liberian workforce and training young professionals in the industry. Mr. Jason Hockran is the CEO of Tri Buchanan. Mr. Hockran is a trained civil engineer with a generational background in building and construction management. Bleejay Innis is the COO of Tri Buchanan and is a Liberian with a background in International Business and Real Estate Development. Jason is an American who had fallen in love with Liberia after several trips, and wanted to create a way to provide opportunities in the development space towards the rebuilding of the nation . He meet a young and passionate Liberian in Bleejay who also had parallel goals of rebuilding Liberia through property and infrastructure development, as well as investing in the development of his people. Bleejay survived the war in Liberia and no longer wanted to be a spectator in its redevelopment. Jason saw Liberia as his second home and wanted to help build a successful business similar to what he has in the US. This perfect match of passions brought both men together to start Tri Buchanan in 2018.
Triple Jump: Triple Jump is an impact-focused investment manager that manages and advises several funds in the area of financial inclusion, SME finance, affordable housing and renewable energy. Triple Jump?s mission is to go where investing capital empowers people and improves lives. Triple Jump is headquartered in Amsterdam and has a strong footprint in the emerging markets with 5 regional offices located in Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Thailand and Kenya.
Tundra Fonder AB: Tundra Fonder is a Swedish asset manager specialising in frontier markets, the new emerging markets. Frontier markets include countries such as Vietnam, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka ? countries which in many cases are among the fastest growing countries globally and that have the chance to become the new India or China. Responsible investments have always played a central role at Tundra Fonder. We manage our funds from Stockholm, Sweden supported by local research offices in Karachi, Pakistan and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF): The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), a public corporation established by Congress to support and invest in African owned and led enterprises, promote inclusive economic growth and create pathways to shared prosperity for underserved communities.
UK Climate Investments: UKCI started as part of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) and since privatisation of the GIB in 2017, is now managed on the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) platform.
UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: The UK, via the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy working together with the Department for International Development, is one of the largest investors in the UN’s Green Climate Fund, having recently committed to tripling its current contribution by investing a further £1.44bn between 2020 and 2023. More widely, the UK announced at the recent UN Climate Action Summit a doubling of its International Climate Fund to £11.6bn for the five year period up to 2026. These funds will be used in combating climate change in emerging markets through the UK’s International Climate Fund. Much of this investment is aimed at sub-Saharan Africa, in particular at renewable energy programmes, including off-grid solutions to meeting Africa’s power needs.
Umlilo: Umlilo is energy remittance platform between the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. Umlilo facilitates the creation of a corridor for transferring renewable clean energy.
UN-Habitat: UN-Habitat is the focal agency for cities and human settlements within the UN system. It is the focal agency for the Habitat Agenda, the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11. It is the specialized agency for providing technical and advisory services on all urban issues such as investment, finance, economy, planning, land, housing, environment, infrastructure such as energy and transport, governance, and capacity building at the city level.
United Nations Development Programme: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is the Africa regional arms of the United Nations. Its mandate has been to promote economic and social development, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation of African States.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization: The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency in the United Nations system, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. UNIDO is the lead agency for SDG 9.
United States African Development Foundation: The United States African Development Foundation is an independent US Goverment Agency established by Congress to encourage self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship amongst poor and vulnerable populations across Africa. USADF invests directly in Africa owned and managed enterprises providing seed capital and local technical assistance up to $250,000 to develop better enterprise management skills small scale infrastructure and access to markets.
Upesi Money Transfer Ltd: Upesi Money Transfer Ltd is an African homegrown money transfer solution allowing African migrants around the world to send money to their friends and family abroad. In fact, a third of the UMTL money transfers are directecly paid to the billers, amking it easier to achieve the intended purpose of the funds and also received on mobile wallets, we brag of being the pionners in bill payment for East Africa and now one of the leading terminators of remittances to mobile wallets in Africa.
Upvest Group: Upvest Group (short for Uplifting Investments Group) is a diversified investment holding company that is focused on impact. The company currently has interests in the Security Services Sector, Tourism, and Technology and is working to grow its portfolio across different sectors like renewable energy, agriculture, and investing in high potential entrepreneurs. Upvest Group is a United Nations Global Compact Partner committed to upholding the 10 Principles covering Human Rights, Labor, The Environment and Anti-corruption.
US Development Finance Corporation (DFC): The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency that helps businesses invest in emerging markets. Recently established in 2019, DFC provides businesses with the tools to manage the risks associated with foreign direct investment, fosters economic development in emerging market countries, and advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. DFC helps American gain footholds in new markets, catalyzes new revenues and contributes to jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. DFC fulfills its mission by providing businesses with direct financing, guaranties, political risk insurance, advocacy and by partnering with private equity investment fund managers.
UTU Technologies: At UTU we believe in a more human-friendly internet. We are pioneering digital models of trust built around human beings and how we naturally trust. UTU’s vision is to become the trust infrastructure of the entire internet, replacing anonymous star ratings, reviews, and scores as the de facto trust mechanisms of digital commerce. We do this in service of our mission to protect data and privacy as we help make the internet a safer, more trusted place to gather, share, work, and trade. UTU’s core innovations are in the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence to build individualized, contextually aware models of human trust. We serve up this intelligence as Trust Infrastructure as a Service (TIaaS) to mobile/online platforms and marketplaces around the world whose users face any type of risk in their transactions ? emotional risk, financial risk, business risk, or personal/physical risk. UTU’s trust infrastructure helps reduce user fear and risk perception to drive all key platform metrics. We are building a proprietary blockchain protocol (atop our investor AETERNITY’s blockchain) to ensure total user ownership and control over data, the elimination of ratings and review fraud, and to monetize the building of trust. UTU’s journey began back in 2013 when the UTU Founders started MARAMOJA, the first taxi app in Africa, using a localized model that emphasized the importance of interpersonal trust. This approach demonstrated huge impacts on the mobility app’s key metrics and differentiated us from other mobility apps. Our mobility business is currently scaling up in Nairobi and scaling out across the continent through local franchise partners. We have 15 countries under franchise agreements already and expect to be on the ground in 25 African cities by the end of 2019. We currently have a team of 15 at our HQ in Nairobi and an R&D collaboration with the Agents, Interactions, and Complexity Group at the University of Southampton in the UK. We have received investments from leading global AI investors such as SoftBank Group Subsidiary DEEPCORE Investments and ZEROTH.AI, as well as top tier Blockchain Investor, Æternity Ventures, Africa Angels Peter Nakitare, John Kamara, and Jamdaba Investments, and globally recognized Angels Matt Papakipos and Rus Newton. UTU and our subsidiaries have been featured variously in international media, including Pitchbook, NPR, TechCrunch, Analytics India, Aithority, Disrupt Africa, How We Made it in Africa, BitcoinKE and others.
Venture Kinetics: Venture Kinetics is a venture capital firm invests in Africa’s SDGs startups. Our portfolio includes some of the continent’s fastest growing companies that provides access to primary products and services.
Verdant Consulting: Verdant Consulting is a for profit consulting company focused on Ethiopia. The company works with a diverse set of clients, liberating entrepreneurs from their back offices, supporting international companies to understand Ethiopia and enter successfully. A member of the Verdant Frontiers group of companies, Verdant Consulting is active in developing investment opportunities and has a focus on impact combined with financial returns to its investors.
VestedWorld: VestedWorld is an early-stage investment fund that focuses on companies in underserved markets. VestedWorld manages funds that focus on investing in 7 countries in Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia, and 3 core industries, Agribusiness, Consumer Products/Services, and Enabling Technologies. The VestedWorld team and a network of VestedAdvisors also provides post-investment support to the Fund’s portfolio companies.
VICMEM INVESTMENT SERVICES LIMITED: Vicmem Investment Services Limited is an investment banking firm incorporated on 29th January 2009. VICMEM is licensed by the Securities & Exchange Commission as a Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Manager, Financial Advisor and Investment Adviser. With business units in consulting, securities trading, real estate and funds management; VICMEM has evolved into a financial supermarket. ? We have been a leading transaction Advisers across various sectors offering Corporate Finance, Structured Trade Finance, Project & Infrastructure Finance and Strategic Advice to clients. ? VICMEM?s industry footprint is widespread across Financial Services, Power & Energy, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Hospitalities and Public Sector etc. ? VICMEM has set up 2 regional offices, In Accra Ghana to cover the West African regional markets and Kigali, Rwanda to cover deals within the East African regional markets. ? Our business model provides strong synergies, Cross Selling opportunities exist between Investment Banking and other strategic business unit?s service offerings. ? We have intensified efforts to leverage our unique offerings forging deeper relationships with our clients. VICMEM Investment currently has strategic partnership with an international firms that enable us raise capital for various company. We have been contacted by debt and equity funders that are interested in providing funding to PROFITABLE and OPERATING companies that need capital for expansion
Vision Plast Consult: Vision Plast Consult is a wholly Ghanaian Business and Investment Advisory Services Company with exceptional track record in Project Finance, Commodity and Trade Finance. We have unique perspective of the industry from inside out, our company was incorporated in Ghana in April 23rd, 2010 and we have operated as Licensed Representatives and Legal Mandates to Project Finance, Trade Finance and Monetizers to our partner financial institutions and companies in the UK, Europe and Asia.
Wangara Green Ventures: Wangara Green Ventures (or ?Wangara?) is the first local currency impact investment company in Ghana. We invest between GHS 250,000 and GHS 2,500,000 in equity and quasi-equity in high-growth, high-impact Small and Medium Enterprises (?SMEs?) or Small Growing Businesses (?SGBs?) that are engaged in renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, water management, climate smart agriculture or generally climate friendly businesses. We support the growth and sustainability of these SGBs by providing crucial pre- and post-investment technical & business assistance support to assist them execute their growth plans and achieve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact. Wangara is sponsored by Innohub Foundation (Innohub) through the Ghana Climate Venture Facility (GCVF) from the World Bank. The GCVF is supported by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands under the InfoDev Climate Technology Program. Innohub is a Business Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform that assists SMEs with high growth and high impact potential to become investment ready, sustainable and scalable in order to achieve their economic, social and environmental impact goals. Our key objective is to promote Ghana?s economic development through job creation, industrial competitiveness, clean technology businesses and industries, which represent some of the most promising and important sectors of the 21st century. By providing financial and non-financial interventions, Wangara will support local entrepreneurs to develop innovative technologies and business models in these priority sectors.
Water Access Rwanda: Water Access Rwanda is an awarding winning social enterprise tackling youth unemployment and water scarcity with innovative, simple, affordable and durable water solutions. The company daily caters to 57,999 thousands individuals through its rural kiosks and microgrids, as well as having helped multiple businesses and farm go off-grid for their water (to save cost and be more reliable). The company employs 60 people with an average age of 29.
WAZ BURGER: WAZ BURGER is a fast food chain , the 1st standardized chain in the DRC. we offer large items of hamburgers and chicken a,d fries. But unfortunatetly 90% of our products are importated. That’s why we are expanding our company with the WAZ FARM succursale that wil helkp us get the goods of first necessity for our restaurants and also helps us lead the country out of malnutrition by offering transfomation of basic food.
Weebi: Weebi is a cash-register mobile app for retailers. It is a simple tool designed for small businesses in Africa that boost business performances. In french-speaking countries 70 000 shop owners use a paper ledger to track their point-of-sales’ performance. Weebi is already used by 1 000 stores across Dakar, Abidjan and Douala.
WEMA Bank/ALAT: WEMA Bank is the oldest indigenous bank in Nigeria, that has launched the first fully digital bank in Africa. In the recent years, it has focused on leveraging innovation, which has enabled the bank double its performance, in the last two years.
World Impact Capital (WIC): The World Impact Capital (WIC) Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Women?s Economic Opportunity Fund is a forthcoming $50 million fund that will invest in high growth Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) to achieve both financial returns for investors and sustainable direct and indirect job creation at-scale. WIC?s overall geographic focus is the SSA region. The WIC fund strategy is to address the twin social challenges of (i) women?s empowerment and (ii) sustainable employment in the SSA region, whilst delivering competitive financial returns to investors. WIC will achieve this via investments into women-run businesses and also into businesses that have female-inclusive employment, purchasing and sales models, in all cases with the potential for significant revenue growth. Unlike other gender lens focused funds, WIC will not restrict itself to investing in businesses that set minimum targets for women ownership, leadership and/or management, but will instead focus on providing capital and ?added value? primarily to businesses that have the ability to create economic opportunities at-scale for unemployed or underemployed women and youth (i.e. with a bias towards labour-intensive sectors and businesses). Prospect investee company types therefore include: o Women-run and/or focused businesses (selling products and services that support women?s economic empowerment) o Businesses that actively incorporate women producers, artisans and women owned micro and small businesses into their supply chains and procurement policies o Financial institutions which provide financial services to women owned micro and small businesses o Labour-intensive businesses with the growth potential ultimately to employ directly or indirectly tens of thousands of women and youth seeking employment
XSML Capital: Although international investors show an increasing interest in emerging markets, the demand for finance from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remains largely untapped. XSML, eXtra Small Medium Large, founded in 2008, bridges this gap by investing with debt and equity in small businesses to help them grow into medium and large enterprises. XSML manages two funds with a focus on frontier markets in Central and East Africa: the Central Africa SME Fund and the African Rivers Fund. Our local teams of 14 investment and operating professionals have experience in emerging and frontier markets in private equity, corporate and development banking and corporate restructuring with offices in Kinshasa (DRC) and Kampala (Uganda).
YES Cameroon: Social innovation enterprise, non-profit and development organization focus in the domain of business and entrepreneurship, human capital and career development. The overarching aspiration of YES Cameroon is to contribute to the endeavors of supporting government, private sector and the communities through its numerous innovative development programs. We work to bring sustainable solutions to some societal growing challenges in this innovative and global village. We work with a range of stakeholders with focus on entrepreneurship development, business development and income generative activities for resilience and livelihood.
ZAKA Group Ltd.: ZAKA is a digital ID company in London and Kigali. We help people prove who they are to digital services like healthcare and banking. In so doing, we help those services verify and on-board new customers. We offer a high-assurance decentralised ID that is compatible with any mobile phone and does not compromise user privacy. Our vision is for a new era of digital trust: where any person, with any phone, has the ability to access any digital service, at any time. We?re piloting with Carnegie Mellon University Africa and are supported by Government of Rwanda, UNDP, Microsoft and SDG Impact Accelerator. We?re working on deployments for clients in healthcare, education, finance and refugee services. Here?s a video of our CEO, Nick Mason, explaining it all in 1min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5nh_tyEgEI
Zamara: Zamara is the largest pension fund administrator in East and Central Africa. Originally known as Alexander Forbes and focusing on actuarial services the organization has grown to be a one stop financial services partner offering, pension, insurance and actuarial services to the region.
Zambia Export Development Fund: The Zambia Export Development Fund (ZEDEF) was created by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Zambian government and the European Union. The program is managed by the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA). The program?s main objective is for the fund to contribute to increase in national GDP and employment creation in target sectors. Its mission is to mobilise and provide low cost working capital finance to non-traditional exporters (NTEs) through a viable and sustainable revolving fund. The Fund is able to provide short-term low cost trade finance to exporters of non traditional export products at concessional interest rates. This facility is only available to exporters or export ready entrepreneurs in non-traditional exports whose majority shareholding is Zambian. ZEDEF uses both group and individual borrowers lending models to provide working capital financing needs to its clients. It has a robust governance framework and an independent Board of Directors drawn from private sector, the government and Zambia Development Agency. One of the initiatives the Board identified is to build strategic partnerships with institutions and organisations that share similar values with ZEDEF. ZEDEF recognises that credit, insurance, and trade finance tools are required for exporters to expand their international sales. The Fund therefore, seeks to ensure that apart from direct export credit finance, exporters also need export credit insurance, cross-border equipment financing, political risk insurance, international leasing, and other services.
Zanaco: Zanaco (Zambia National Commercial Bank) is a proudly Zambian Bank, listed on the local stock excahnge and maintaining our position as one of Zambia’s leading and innovative banks since 1969. #Kula. Zanaco we pride ourselves to be a world class universal bank serving retail, public sector, corporate, commercial, food and agriculture as well as SMEs. As one of the largest asset portfolio in the country and proudly the biggest bank in the market by customer numbers, Zanaco continues to grow via it theme #Kula – with a vision to be the top transactional bank by 2020
Zebu Investment Partners: Zebu Investment Partners (ZIP) is a private equity fund manager established to invest in food production and processing throughout the African continent. We believe that everyone deserves to be self-sufficient and that food security is the key to this basic human right.