Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Yes, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy, but don’t expect a quick buck

Investors interested in Nigeria should be prepared, and be in it for the long term.

Private equity firm backing affordable housing projects in Africa

“We want to build houses and get supply of houses into this middle-income market.”

Domino’s Pizza coming to Southern Africa: What you need to know

Domino’s is another US fast food brand entering the African market.

East Africa ‘has all the ingredients for private equity’

TBL Mirror Fund looking to “buy into the growth story” of entrepreneurial businesses.

African Land Investments eyeing malls in key markets across the continent

Property investment firm aims to grow its portfolio to US$500m.

What investors think about private equity in Africa

A report shows investors are increasingly willing to back African-focused private equity funds.

Bridging the divide: Africa’s diaspora willing to invest back home

Africans living abroad can help reduce poverty by investing back home.

Nigerian manufacturer cashing in on demand for drinks in Africa

With more Africans drinking beer and soft drinks, GZI is well placed to expand its business.

German agriculture boss endorses foreign investment in African farming

“I don’t think you have a region in the world with a bigger opportunity than Africa,” says agribusiness boss.

Seeing investment opportunities in post-war Liberia and Sierra Leone

The West Africa Venture Fund hopes to stimulate economies affected by years of conflict.

Wealthy Nigerians looking to invest in South Africa, says Standard Bank

“South Africa becomes an obvious choice because it’s an established market.”

Private equity firm explains why it is backing the East African growth story

“The macro story in East Africa echoes that of Africa, and that makes it a relatively more attractive region.”

Treading a new path: Growing Ethiopia’s factory floors

A major Chinese shoe manufacturer is lacing up for the long run in this economic powerhouse. Will others follow?

Is Africa’s land up for grabs?

Some see foreign acquisitions of African farmland as as opportunity, but many see it a a threat.

‘The diaspora has a chance to be part of something big in Africa’

The African diaspora is playing a significant role in the continent’s growth story.