Pre and post Covid-19: Africa-focused investor and lender activity

Using data tracked on our platform comparing H2 2019 and H1 2020, we compare levels of activity. The information is gathered from the 477 institutional investors and lenders based on indicated interest in a deal, comparing 217 transactions in H2 2019 and 230 transactions in H1 2020. These include banks, private equity funds, private debt […]

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A-Z of corporate reorganisations – types of restructuring

Authored by Olayemi Anyanechi, Managing Partner, Sefton Fross. Sefton Fross is a leading full-service law firm in Nigeria internationally recognised for its expertise in corporate, commercial and mergers and acquisitions. In Volume 1 of this Series, we discussed the concept of corporate reorganisations, a redesigning process that changes the ownership structure of a company to […]

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How to manage your clients in crises: market feedback, tax and funding

Members of the Charted Accountant team at Outsourced CFO did a recent webinar on managing clients in crises. Key themes discussed were: Market feedback, Pivoting, Scaling down, Relief Funding and Tax Relief in SA, and Leadership. You can watch conversations from the team based on working with hundreds of business owners during this time.  Market […]

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Orbitt member snapshot: WS Insight

WS Insight is an Africa-based consulting and advisory business that develops solutions to complex problems in order to maximise, consolidate and de-risk opportunities for governments, corporates, institutions and investors. We spoke with Ashton Towler and Erik Van Der Dussen who told us a bit more about Insight as they introduce themselves to the Orbitt network. […]

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Managing currency risk in Africa: A playbook for decision-making

This brief was developed by Sofala Partners, an Africa-focused risk and advisory firm Is currency risk the number one challenge for African investors? I. Depreciation and volatility Foreign exchange is arguably the most important part of the risk equation for any business operating in Africa, as demonstrated by the series of material local currency depreciations […]

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SunFunder creates flexible solution for Daystar: Deal of the month

SunFunder has adopted an agile approach to finance and foster the expansion of Daystar Power Energy Solutions in Nigeria. Richard Ndem reports from London. Power in Nigeria has been a never-ending conundrum. Despite the unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in the previous decade and the subsequent privatisation of the upstream segment […]

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Africa Deal Tracker June 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 Rand Merchant Bank – the natural gas partner Mozambique is no stranger to mega-projects, including more recently the development of gas resources offshore. The  $4.87bn project financing of the […]

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Jersey – Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation in Africa

By Allan Wood Global Head of Business Development, Jersey Finance     European institutional investors are slowing down in deploying their capital, compared to recent years, despite having accumulated record levels of investable wealth. This is due to tighter yields and strong competition in traditional markets, resulting in an increasing appetite among investors to look […]

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