Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Smart success: Tap into Africa’s five dynamic drivers

Tapping into Africa’s five largest drivers will undoubtedly increase your chance of success.

How to understand Africa’s middle class

Ben Longman unpicks the true size of the middle class, how to understand it and track its growth.

Partners in Africa – the key to success or failure?

Finding the right partner is crucial and the choice must be carefully made.

Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global

In 2008 Schulze Global Investments became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.

American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa

Dan Eberhart, who made his money in the US oilfield services industry, is now looking for opportunities in Africa.

MasterCard talks Zimbabwe’s remittance market and the role of mobile money

A look at MasterCard’s partnership with Steward Bank and EcoCash to assist remittance transfers.

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

African private equity firms increasingly able to mobilise much-needed capital

New AVCA report reveals thriving deal and fundraising environment in Africa.

Consumer goods: Steps to effectively access the Kenyan market

For all its business and investment potential, the country can be a hard nut to crack.

Zimbabwe: Africa’s best-kept secret?

Anna Rosenberg finds Zimbabwe holds large opportunities for business, despite the country’s dire economic and political crisis.

Factors private equity firms consider when investing in African mining

Private equity industry experts discuss what they consider when looking at potential mining deals.

Nigerian business culture and incentives: An inside perspective

A look at Nigerian business culture and the incentives that will give companies a much needed edge over their competitors.

Tony Blair’s principles for partnerships between African governments and investors

Tony Blair’s five principles that govern mutually-beneficial relationships between African governments and foreign investors.

US investment into Africa has only just begun, says CEO of Invest Africa

“There is a tsunami of money coming. America is just beginning to muscle up with capital and come to Africa,” says Robert Hersov.

Zambia: High potential, but the country is at a crossroad

Zambia has all ingredients for economic success, but erratic and inconsistent government policies hold back growth.