Trade and investment transactions across Africa

On the back of what was a transformative 2020 for Africa’s trade and investment ecosystem, we at Orbitt have seen great success over the last 12 months. Approximately $65m of successful trade and investment transactions terms were secured through the platform. A number of these transactions are already completed, while the rest are in the final stages […]

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Webinar: Will African businesses become a key trade and investment partner for the Middle East?

Join our live webinar hosted by PANGEA-RISK and Orbitt, where we will discuss the growth in trade and investment between Africa and the Middle East. Our panellists from Abu Dhabi Global Market, African Development Bank, Larsen & Toubro and Woodhall Capital will explore the following themes: Insights on the trade trends between Africa and the […]

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Growth in trade finance activity across Africa

Trade finance activity more than doubled from 134 unique lender enquiries in 2019 to 280 unique enquiries in 2020, according to Orbitt data. The average ticket size of these transactions was $8m-$10m. This increase is also reflected in the number of trade finance providers who are actively originating for transactions across the continent. Orbitt recorded […]

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Jersey’s Value to the African Opportunity

By Allan Wood Global Head of Business Development, Jersey Finance     With its young and growing population, rising middle class and rapidly deepening capital markets, Africa presents an exceptional opportunity for investors. Indeed, the past two years have seen unprecedented capital commitments to Africa in foreign direct investment (FDI) as the region becomes more […]

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Linking rail logistics chains with the Southern African Development Community

Cresco has noted a significant increase in commissioned feasibility studies over the past 18 months. Increasing mining expansion projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the new Copperbelt in Zambia has renewed interest in “understanding” the North South Corridor (from Kolwezi in the DRC to South Africa) logistics constraints. Although a plethora of […]

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Africa Deal Tracker December 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   FEI OGEF invests $4m loan to solar solutions provider Bboxx Solar solutions provider Bboxx has secured a $4m loan from FEI OGEF, a debt fund managed by Lion’s […]

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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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