Africa's well-developed commercial farming is the backbone of the continent’s agricultural economy. There remains major scope for expansion, however. This require major interventions across areas including transport and logistics, governance and uptake of technology.
East Africa has not been spared the dual shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the wake of mounting inflation, the region risks eroding its recovery from the pandemic with limited fiscal space, uncertainty around Kenya’s upcoming election and regional instability. Despite this, the region presents some exciting opportunities across Kenya’s diversified economy, Tanzania’s renewed openness to the private sector and DRC’s integration into the East African Community.
1,500 business leaders, investors and policy makers from Africa and around the world: the annual summit of the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the largest international meeting of the African private sector.
PA Consulting, Tetra Tech and Invest Africa are hosting the Trade Connect and Growth Gateway UK-Kenya Horticulture networking event.
Mining Indaba is returning to the CTICC, Cape Town from 9-12 May 2022. The mining community will be looking to the future with the overarching theme: ‘Evolution of African Mining: Investing in the Energy Transition, ESG, and the Economies.’
Invest Africa will host its 9th annual Invest Africa Connect Mining Series in Cape Town this year, from the 9th to the 12th May.
Invest Africa on behalf of Africa GreenCo are delighted to host and invite you to the virtual launch of GreenCo Power Services Limited (GreenCo) and the signing of US$15.5m raised to scale its innovative offering as Zambia’s and the SADC region’s first renewable energy buyer and services provider. InfraCo Africa, part of PIDG, the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and the EU- funded Electrification Financing Initiative (EDFI ElectriFi) have together committed US$15.5m to GreenCo.
The AVCA 2022 Annual Conference will be our first in-person industry gathering since 2019. And this year, we're delving deeper and having an open, honest conversation about the future of private equity and venture capital in Africa.
African investors are increasingly aligning their investment strategies with the strong demand for capital in the middle market. Close to 25% of investors record a preference for deals between $1m and $5m, followed closely by a preference for ticket sizes of $5m – $10m and $10m – $25, at just over 20% each.
Foreign exchange volatility is often cited as one of the primary impediments to doing business in Africa. However, in a region which has pioneered the widespread uptake of mobile money, the rapid growth of fintech could transform Africa’s financial landscape.