The investment process is a long process that will consume significant resources (in terms of human capital and time). It is important that company owners and CEOs devote adequate and skilled resources to navigate through this process until completion whilst continuing to deliver on their operational performance. One common mistake that we have seen is that […]
Technological innovation has swept across Africa in the past decade. There are almost one billion cell phone subscriptions on the continent, up from 129 million ten years ago. In addition, software advances have disrupted the way people from Senegal to South Africa live their daily lives—from traffic support to remittance technology to agricultural assistance. The […]
Can you tell us a bit about how you came to start Ignis Advisory? My partners and I launched Ignis to help companies achieve greater scale and impact by offering a holistic, integrated and collaborative approach alongside access to our unique networks. Organisations often lack the tools and resources to effectively translate their values into […]
In conversation with Marc de Hennin, Senior Adviser to Barak Fund Orbitt: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. How have you been finding the platform? Marc: A pleasure. I’ve managed to save a lot of time and see a number of interesting investment opportunities come through my inbox. As a big firm, we’re […]
The structural mismatch between the supply and demand for capital has been a recurring theme in the African investment ecosystem, despite the different channels for raising funds. In our view, this funding option gap has led to the emergence of private debt as a preferred investment type. As the total value of available capital increases […]
When it comes to deal sourcing, Africa is no different from other regions in the world – investment practitioners on the continent encounter numerous friction points when sourcing investable opportunities. The reasons for this are both general and specific to Africa. We have listed five challenges the African investment community faces below, and we invite thoughts […]
Current technological developments drive increased productivity and efficiency in modern business life, and Africa’s investment ecosystem is no exception.
Deal origination is a labor-intensive process, especially when conducted through traditional methods…