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  • Africa is seen a dramatic change in perception over the past few years. Though, famine and war can still found, the story has shifted from the “hopeless” to the next economic frontier. In a way, Asia as it was 50 years ago.Current contextInvestment Opportunities in the continentIllustration: Example of investment opportunities that we have been involved in
  • The most telling illustration of the change in sentiment is……The Economist……I want emphasise here that not all is perfect, however there is a clear improvement:Before: focus on the political as a driver to solve povertyNow:focus is on the economy
  • The most telling illustration of the change in sentiment is……The Economist……I want emphasise here that not all is perfect, however there is a clear improvement:Before: focus on the political as a driver to solve povertyNow:focus is on the economy
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  • Others players have started to be active in Africa:Africa focused private equity funds. Well established Carlyle. Funds of different sizes from Helios Equity Partners.Private and Public CorporationsInternational Development Institutions: World Bank dedicated to private sector IFCFoundations: Soros Foundations-
  • Investment opportunities in africa (1)

    1. 1. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA<br />By Patrick Domingos Tembwa<br />Director<br />09/07/2011<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />09/07/2011<br />
    3. 3. Shift in Perceptions of the African Continent:<br />From “The Hopeless Continent” (The Economist, Cover Story-May 2000)<br />From “Hopeless” to “Frontier” Continent<br />09/07/2011<br />
    4. 4. …To “Uncaging The Lions” (The Economist, Schumpeter Editorial- June 2010)<br />From “Hopeless” to “Frontier” Continent<br />09/07/2011<br />
    5. 5. Brighter Growth Prospects:<br />From “Hopeless” to “Frontier” Continent<br />09/07/2011<br />
    6. 6. Africa based companies offer:<br />From “Hopeless” to “Frontier “Continent<br />09/07/2011<br />
    7. 7. <ul><li>Infrastructure obstacles
    8. 8. Challenging business environment
    9. 9. High levels of risk
    10. 10. Small consumer markets</li></ul>But Africa is NOT Hong Kong yet<br />09/07/2011<br />
    11. 11. Who is investing ?<br />Investment Opportunities in Africa<br />09/07/2011<br />
    12. 12. Where to invest ?<br />Compelling investments<br />Extractive Industry<br />Infrastructure: road, energy, water, telecom<br />Agribusiness<br /> Long Term Investments<br />Consumer Markets<br />Financial Services <br />Manufacturing<br />Investment Opportunities in Africa<br />09/07/2011<br />
    13. 13. Introducing<br />Our clients:<br />Private Equity Funds<br />Individual Investors<br />Debt Focused Institutions<br />Their objectives:<br />Tap into a new market<br />Aware of Africa’s potential<br />Want to limit risks<br />09/07/2011<br />
    14. 14. Introducing<br />Our approach:<br />Sub-Saharan Africa Focus<br />Project Driven<br />Support Both Investor(s) and fund recipient(s)<br />Our current focus:<br />Telecom (West Africa)<br />Infrastructure (East Africa)<br />Mining (Central Africa)<br />09/07/2011<br />
    15. 15. Our findings:<br />Investment Trends:<br />Appetite For Traditional Sectors<br />Preferred Focus on some markets : KENS + Ghana<br />Support Both Investor(s) and Fund recipient(s)<br />Market Knowledge:<br />Africa Viewed As ASingle Bloc<br />No Reliable Data Available<br />09/07/2011<br />
    16. 16. Opportunities do Exist !!!<br />Financial Rewards Potentially Huge<br />“Be …The First Kid On the Block!!”<br />In conclusion:<br />09/07/2011<br />

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