How to unlock new sources of trade funding in post-pandemic West Africa

Wilben is a global merchant trading, procurement and supply company with world-class credit and financing capabilities. Wilben trades a broad spectrum of commodities across agricultural, metal and energy markets and have strong partnerships with the world’s leading suppliers. Alongside trading commodities, the firm is a specialised multidiscipline procurement and supply company, delivering a complete single […]

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Fund Support for Agriculture Focused Capital in Africa

Despite the diverse financial requirements in the agricultural sector, both informal and formal financial institutions (FIs) in Africa often fail to supply ample and suitable financial services, especially for agricultural production and agribusiness development. In Africa, more than 50% of the population is involved in agricultural activities while less than 1% of banking credit goes […]

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Diversity within the Energy Sector: A Context-specific Approach to Africa’s Electrical Woes

Over the last decade, renewable energy sources have become more topical and more competitive. Both at home and abroad, renewable power generation has been touted as the end of Africa’s energy hurdles. But a one-size-fits-all approach to energy fails to recognize the complexities of Africa’s ever-changing socio-economic circumstances – what works in one country cannot […]

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Axian Energy and GreenYellow close deal to support debt funding of Madagascar’s largest solar plant

In association with African Business Magazine, market leaders in providing country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa. Find out more +   Madagascar is bidding to increase its energy generation capacity while diversifying its energy mix. Independent power producer joint ventures – such as that between Axian Energy and GreenYellow have a pivotal […]

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Africa Deal Tracker November 2020

In association with African Business Magazine, market leaders in providing country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa. Find out more +   Deal news   Vantage Capital invests $28m in CIM Holding Vantage Capital, the mezzanine fund manager, has made a $28m equity investment to acquire a significant minority shareholding in the Cliniques […]

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Africa Deal Tracker October 2020

In association with African Business Magazine, market leaders in providing country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa. Find out more +   Deal news Proparco and Energy Access Ventures back Solarise Africa investment round Energy Access Ventures (EAV) announced a follow-on investment in Solarise Africa, a pan-African clean energyand energy efficiency leasing company. […]

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AfricInvest Private Credit (APC) closes $4 million trade facility using Orbitt platform

In association with African Business Magazine, market leaders in providing country supplements, industry reports and market intelligence on Africa. Find out more +   Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent an essential component of the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) economy and represent nearly 90% of all businesses in the region, according to the International Finance Corporation. […]

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Webinar Summary: How to unlock new sources of trade funding in post-pandemic West Africa

During the live webinar hosted by Wilben and Orbitt, participants from Afreximbank, UK Export Finance, Access Bank and Bank One discuss the available funding options for SMEs, corporates, traders and financial institutions in West Africa and the outlook for alternative credit solutions in the region. Watch How to unlock new sources of trade funding in […]

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Navigating through challenging times

The Covid-Pandemic has taken a heavy toll on healthcare systems. Long and recurring lockdowns puts pressure on every sector of the economy, Individuals, corporates and governments alike are affected. Martin Janzen, Managing Director Africa at Simon-Kucher & Partner provides analytical insights on how S-K & Partners help’s with responding to the current Private Equity challenges […]

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Capital flows: Investment activities in the agriculture sector remain strong

Most sectors across the continent have had an economic slow down this year, however, the Agriculture sector has been an outlier. Orbitt provides our readers with an analysis of investor appetite (demand) for agriculture investment opportunities across Africa, as well as, supply of investable agriculture opportunities. Real-time investor data shows a 21% increase in activity […]

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