Intelligent Intermediaries: digital business development in Africa

The wave of digitisation: changing our personal and business lives Travel in Africa has its challenges, but the emergence of digitally-enabled services is helping to remove some of the obstacles we face when doing business. Imagine a typical business development trip across the continent: A transaction adviser is on her way from Johannesburg to Nairobi to secure an advisory mandate. It’s […]

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African Trade Finance: Mind the technology gap

Africa is uniquely placed to trade with growing markets in the East, established markets in the West, and domestic markets on her own continent. In order to benefit from the ensuing economic advantages, the continent’s financial institutions have started to tackle the unmet demand of Africa’s trade finance gap, currently estimated at US$120 billion by the African Development Bank (AfDB) […]

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Africa’s private debt goes digital

Africa is home to an increasing number of growth companies in need of capital. Before these businesses start tapping into sources of funding to expand operations, they must evaluate the type of finance that suits their particular needs. There are a number of capital options for fundraisers, which include conventional debt from local banks, investment […]

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