Barak Fund closes $3 million impact trade loan using Orbitt platform

Established in 2008, Barak Fund Management has built up an impressive track record. By acquiring and managing structured commodity-backed transactions across more than 30 African countries, the fund has grown to over $1bn of assets under management. But despite a strong investment team and on-ground presence, Barak was constantly looking for more opportunities. Kyle Smith, […]

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AfCFTA in 2020: Challenges ahead and keys to success

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) entered into force on 30 May 2019 after receiving approval from 54 out of the 55 African Union member states. The agreement, making Africa the largest global trading bloc since the establishment of the WTO in 1994, aims to boost intra-African trade, reduce dependency on foreign markets, and […]

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