Confusion over debt relief as private creditors reject moratorium

SPECIAL REPORT: Exclusive to Orbitt readers   The G-20 and Paris Club moratorium on loan servicing faces rejection by many African governments that seek more extensive debt relief measures. Meanwhile, private creditors warn that the G-20 proposal risks unnecessary costs and will thwart future access to capital. EXX Africa explains which countries are eligible for […]

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The role of tech in levelling gender disparity for deal origination

Deal origination has stayed relatively constant in Africa over the past couple of decades, and private equity firms have reported completing roughly only 1% of the leads they explore. Recent improvements include firms opening offices in key cities, hiring local talent or even consuming and analysing the limited market studies available. Nevertheless, deal origination and […]

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Key considerations for doing business: K&S Investing in Africa (Part 2)

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm representing a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100. With more than 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices across EMEA, Asia and the United States, the firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents. King & Spalding is one of […]

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Africa lobbies for debt swap to avoid wave of sovereign defaults

SPECIAL REPORT: Exclusive to Orbitt readers   Despite rating agency resistance, Africa wants to convert some of its debt into longer-term instruments in order to head off any risk of default. The extreme instance of Zambia demonstrates the urgency for debt distressed African countries to join a continental effort to restructure loans. Without such an […]

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