Africa – an emerging destination for SWF and PE investment

Africa is a large and diverse continent which offers a lot of opportunity and avenues for FDI. With mineral wealth, strong demographics, increasing middle/consumer class and improving political and regulatory environments, we expect Africa to continue to attract the interest of international investors.

However, with opportunity comes challenges and Africa is no exception to this. It is clear that there is no substitute for having expertise on the ground. Those looking to invest into the continent must be prepared to invest into their own teams and expertise. Relationships are particularly important and, therefore, an investor needs to demonstrate a commitment to creating and growing relationships which can take time (and investment holding periods may be longer as a result).

The article, “Africa: An Emerging destination for SWF and PE Investment”  gives further insight into Africa’s FDI inflows with particular reference to Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) and Private Equity (PE). Please feel free to download and share.

Tonight by 20:30 CAT on DSTV channel 410, Dapo Okubadejo, Head of Corporate Finance and Financial Advisory Services (T&R) in Nigeria and West Africa, lead, Africa M&A, PE and Transaction Advisory for the Africa region, will be speaking on PE as a source of funding and driver of economic growth in Africa.

About Femi Oke

Relentless passion for creativity and digital acumen to help a professional services firm thrive in the digital space. Femi is an individual with a rich experience on regional African knowledge, its diverse business culture and he understands the continent’s economic drive. He thrives on selfless service and lasting mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues and especially clients encountered in the course of his duties. He is creative, practical and self-motivated with business judgement in corporate, brand and strategic communications, social, digital & traditional media and executive profiling. Roles in the firm include New Media, Digital Communication, Corporate Communication, executive profiling and Brand Management execution. Working on the multi-million dollar Africa high growth market project stands out for femi; besides this, managing all KPMG’s digital communication for the World Economic Forum on Africa is another project that gives him great delight. Femi holds a Masters Degree in Global Marketing from the University of Liverpool.

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