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Many are investing in going concern businesses by way of equity, others in projects by way of equity, debt or both. Please note that most investors that work with us do not provide services to startups or venture capital financing.

Industry experts are beginning to view Africa as the “new Asia” in terms of economic growth and business opportunities. Africa is becoming an increasingly attractive hub for investors in light of various economic, political and social reforms that are sweeping through the continent, resulting in a much-improved business environment conducive to foreign direct investment. Apart from that, there is a widespread development of critical social and physical infrastructure, and there is an increasing pool of well-educated, English/french/spanish/portuguese-speaking, enterprising workers in most countries across the continent.

It’s true there are lots of amazing business opportunities in many Africa countries. However, it can get very confusing if you don’t know where to look, where to start, who to talk to, who to send your email request to.

Africa needs ‘connectors’

Missing across much of sub-Saharan Africa are the roads, rails, ports, airports, power grids and IT backbone needed to lift African economies. 

This lack of infrastructure hinders the growth of imports, exports, and regional business.
Many african countries have begun to explore rail links to move goods and people from one country to another.

Customers are changing

With the growth of Africa’s middle class, we’re seeing development of new expectations. Educated, urban professionals are young, brand-aware and sophisticated in terms of their consumption. Many educated Africans that have lived outside the continent are returning back to establish their own brands and businesses. 

Retailers and consumer brands want to anticipate and drive buying preferences in fashion, home and lifestyle products, but they know they need international standard supply chains if they are to meet demand. Brands move from one country to another to make thir presence known in the continent.

The largest economic forces in Africa are small to medium enterprises, working to meet this new demand and competing with global brands.

Africa is diversifying

African economies are finally beginning to diversify beyond commodities, though this is still in the early stages. Africa is seeing a returning diaspora that recognizes the potential and opportunities in their own countries. This population supports local economic growth with their skills and talent, by acting as “first movers”, investing back in their communities.

At the same time, African countries are beginning to place bets on non-commodity areas where they can be competitive. And they are packaging themselves to appeal to a broader set of investors. Recognizing they can no longer count on growing investment from China,

every country now has what are called “Investment Promotion Agencies”, which act as one-stop shops for investors,

assisting with registration, taxes, and other steps to establish companies locally.

Purchasing or developing commercial property in Africa

is very advantageous since it has appreciated over the past ten years. Evidence to this is the fact that demand for the commercial real estate in countries such as South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, etc have gone up to 400%, a growth caused by foreign investors and the increasing demand of offices by new businesses.

But is commercial real estate the only lucrative aspect of real estate in Africa? My answer is no. There is also an overwhelming for residential properties and the rest. In fact, regardless of the area of real estate, you venture into; you are bound to reap bountiful profits.

Food Processing & Agriculture Real Estate  

· Modern Soybean Production

· Modern Vegetable Production

· Modern Fruits Production

· Modern Maize Production

· Modern Cassava Production

· Small Scale Rice Mill

 Honey Processing Plant

· Poultry Feed Plant

· Water Purification and Bottling Plant

· Sugar Cane Production Plant

· Dairy Processing Plant

African trade barriers are falling and intra-African trade holds enormous potential

With the 54-nation Continental Free Trade Area – Africa’s own mega-trade deal – even the smallest African economies could see a lift. 

If duties are lowered and incentives introduced, manufacturers could see benefit from setting up production and assembly operations in multiple African countries

That could lead to development in electronics, machinery, chemicals, textile production and processed foods.
We see many countries offering FREE TRADE ZONES near major ports to make it easier to export manufactured goods.

Digital Transformation

Africa leads the world in mobile adoption, which continues to offer the biggest cross-sectoral economic opportunities. Mobile payment networks, pioneered in East Africa, opened the wired, global economy to poor, unbanked city and rural dwellers. 

Many Companies are using mobile communications to manage their supply chain; others have used mobile technology to reach out to new African suppliers and farmers. 

These mobile initiatives have achieved huge successes. Kenya remains in top 10 among african countries that provide the best and fastest internet including.

Africa can lead in sustainable development

In energy, technology, supply chain design and other areas, Africa has the ability to look at what works elsewhere then fashion its own answers. It can openly embrace new technology and ideas, with no historical imprint from which to break free. It can develop flexible fuel grids that generate power with a mix of abundant wind, solar, hydro and bio energy, alongside conventional fuels such as oil and gas, which are also abundant. Nowhere on Earth is there as much unused or poorly used arable land, so look for big agricultural breakthroughs and productivity gains in food production in Africa.

Solar farm Real Estate?

Put simply, a solar farm is where solar panels are used to ‘harvest’ energy from the sun in larger numbers than simply a few roof panels on a private house. The size of a site might range from one acre to 100 acres. The panels can be set on the ground in a field or on the roof of a commercial building; anywhere where the sun’s rays can be captured. The energy that is made can then be used to cover your own energy needs with any surplus being fed into the national grid, generating revenue.

If you own a commercial building such as an office or factory and have space for solar panels you can not only reduce your energy bills and potentially generate a new source of income by installing solar panels, but you could also improve your business’s green credentials in the eyes of your customers.

How much energy will it generate?

Approximately 25 acres of land is required for every 5 megawatts (MW) of installation. Based on the average annual energy consumption of a household, for every 5MW installed, a solar farm will power approximately 1,500 homes for a year.

We are a private equity and investment capital advisory firm to most African countries. We work with Investment Promotion agencies in promoting investments in the region by matching their investment needs to potential investors.

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