The Mauritius International Financial Centre (IFC) has come to be recognised as a trusted, global financial services platform. Highly rated by the likes of the OECD and World Bank as a compliant jurisdiction that adheres to international norms and best practices, the Mauritius IFC has an innovative and robust regulatory regime. This has helped it […]
We spoke with our members Cresco Project Finance to understand the opportunities in Captive Power Solutions across Africa. Rob Futter, Director, provides insights into energy tariff variations, which markets are seeing the most interest and a 6-step Buyers approach to procuring captive power. Orbitt: So what is ‘Captive Power’? Rob Futter: Captive Power is the […]
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 […]
Several reasons explain why SMEs in Ghana and West Africa struggle to raise funding to finance their growth: many entrepreneurs have limited knowledge of fundraising options available to them and don’t know how to “sell” their investment opportunity to potential investors. Also, they are perceived as riskier than larger companies and have limited access to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you built your start-up company into a stable mid-size business with increasing growth opportunities? Perhaps you’d like to sell your business to release some equity and enable yourself to start doing the fun things you’ve always dreamed about.