Archive for the ‘Kenya’ category

Private equity firm backing affordable housing projects in Africa

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

Takeaways big business as Famous Brands expands across East Africa

Restaurant company plans to launch its Mugg & Bean coffee shop chain in Nairobi.

Oil discoveries likely to drive demand for hotels in Kenya

Local and international hotel brands are growing operations in Nairobi.

Meet the Boss: Eline Blaauboer, managing partner, TBL Mirror Fund

After its success on a small scale, private equity fund manager would like to work with more businesses.

Nairobi salon owner sees big money in the beauty business

With a recent private equity investment, Kenyan salon chain hopes to expand across East Africa.

Meet the Boss: Ashok Shah, CEO, Apollo

“You cannot get rich very quickly,” says Kenyan insurer.

East Africa ‘has all the ingredients for private equity’

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

Ashok Shah’s tale of winning in the insurance game

After almost four decades in the industry, Kenya’s Apollo has seen its ups and downs.

African Land Investments eyeing malls in key markets across the continent

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

Every1Mobile creating and connecting communities of mobile phone users

Every1Mobile provides users with content, products and services to help them fast track into the formal economy.

Five things you can learn from Kenya’s top businesspeople

Successful businesspeople share their insights.

Internet access is no longer a luxury across Africa

Fibre-optic internet cables could leap-frog Africa into the future.

Three online shopping trends to pay attention to

Security remains a concern for most African consumers who shop online, a survey finds.

From phones to fashion to rice: Online shopping gaining traction in Africa

A number of companies are vying to become the Amazon of their respective territories.

Kenya setting the scene for business in East Africa, says analyst

Anna Rosenberg finds that Kenya is ahead of other East African countries in many areas.