Digitisation to accelerate African deal origination

In Africa, investors spend significant time and resources in originating quality deals. Add into the mix the comparably small size of African transactions in relation to the global M&A market, and investors find themselves constantly chasing deal flow. The players involved in African deal origination, dependent on a high volume of smaller-sized deals, can reduce […]

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It’s time for Development Finance Institutions to join Africa’s technological evolution

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 […]

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In conversation with Jessica Camus, Founder of Ignis Advisory

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 […]

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In conversation with Marc de Hennin, Senior Adviser to Barak Fund

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 […]

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