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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African SMEs still face major challenges when they need to access finance

Carole Ramella, the Founder and Managing Director of GFA Consulting Ltd, a corporate finance boutique based in Ghana and specialized in fundraising advisory (www.gfa-consulting.com) shares her thoughts on the challenges African SMEs still face when they need to access finance.  Despite driving the growth of African economies and contributing to more than 50% of the […]

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Africa Deal Tracker September 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 Vital Capital invest $4.9m in Kenya agribusiness SMEs Cyprus-based private equity firm Vital Capital will invest up to Sh535 million ($4.9m) in small and medium agribusiness enterprises in Kenya […]

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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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