AIX: Power & Renewables 2015 Sponsors and Partners
Exclusive Power Company
Globeleq is focused on providing reliable power to the emerging markets in Africa. Since the company’s launch in 2002, it has participated in nearly 14,000 MWs in 27 countries, investing more than US$1.3 billion of equity across 44 diferent power projects.
Actis invests exclusively in the emerging markets. With a growing portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America; it currently has US$7.6 billion funds under management. Combining the expertise of over 100 investment professionals on the ground in nine countries, Actis identifies investment opportunities in three areas: private equity, energy and real estate. Since 2002 Actis has deployed in excess of US$1.4 billion in 24 energy transactions in power generation and electricity distribution assets, providing 33 million people with access to electricity. In the electricity distribution sector, Actis is a significant investor in Eneo (Cameroon), Energuate (Guatemala), and Umeme (Uganda). Actis operates under the highest standards of environmental, social and governance standards in the industry and helped the UN define the code for responsible investing. Actis is proud to actively and positively grow the value of those companies in which it invests and in so doing, contribute to broader society.
DLA Piper is one of the most active law firms on the continent of Africa, with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers working on energy and infrastructure development projects and related financings and mergers and acquisitions. We deliver legal services to a broad range of clients, including project sponsors, governments, parastatals, and banking and financial institutions in the power, oil and gas, renewables, telecommunications, infrastructure and mining sectors. We combine the skills and talents of our lawyers on the ground in our Casablanca and Johannesburg offices with experienced Africa practitioners in New York, London, Paris and other commercial centers so that we provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa. Our firm also maintains the DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of leading African law firms in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia..
FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO has invested in the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets for more than 45 years. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. We invest in sectors where we believe our contribution can have the highest long-term impact: financial institutions, energy and agribusiness. Alongside partners, we invest in the infrastructure, manufacturing and services sectors. With an investment portfolio of EUR 8 billion spanning over 85 countries, FMO is one of the larger bilateral private sector development banks globally.
InfraCo Africa alleviates poverty by catalysing private sector funding for African infrastructure projects and so accelerating economic development. We provide the early stage financing and expertise needed to take a project from concept to financial close, prioritising projects in the least developed or fragile sub-Saharan countries. We are part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), funded by four European governments but managed as a private company. Working with our principle developer, eleQtra, we have successfully enabled a wind farm in Cape Verde, a combined-cycle power station in Ghana and an integrated ferry, road, water and solar power project in Uganda.We are also co-developing a geothermal project in Ethiopia. To find out more about what we can do, please visit www.infracoafrica.com.
2015 Sponsorship Opportunities
The Africa Investment Exchange serves a constituency who are directly involved in African project development and finance.
Contact Nick Carn for further details on how we can increase your organisation’s profile at these high level exchanges.
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The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce‘s Africa Business Initiative (ABI) is to advance bilateral commercial and trade relations between the United States and African nations and to serve as the premier advocate for American companies doing business in Africa.
ABI engages the U.S. business community on legislative policies that foster foreign direct investment in Africa, facilitates trade between the United States and African countries, and introduces U.S. companies to the continent’s vast economic opportunities.
The biggest obstacles to economic engagement across Africa are the unknown and perceived risks. ABI’s job is to help companies mitigate these risks through advocacy, access and the identification of investment opportunities. ABI’s relationships with key members of Congress, the administration, and foreign governments open doors for strategic dialogues that advance private sector engagement in Africa.
ABI provides a platform to coordinate the interests of U.S. companies that are operating or seeking to invest in Africa. Through working groups, councils, and coalitions, ABI advocates for a meaningful African focus within the trade agenda of Washington.
The Netherlands-African Business Council is the leading network organisation providing the platform for enhancing business between the Netherlands and Africa.
Our network of over 350 Dutch companies (ranging from large multinationals to small and medium sized companies in various sectors), our extended network of around 5,000 African business contacts, and our intensive co-operation with Dutch knowledge institutions and NGO’s and Dutch and African authorities, all allow the NABC to work towards a significant increase of bilateral trade and investment between Africa and the Netherlands.
The Business Council for Africa (BCA) supports over 400 companies and entrepreneurs operating across the continent. For the past 60 years, we’ve been creating a powerful network with 33 Councils or In-Country Directors in West and Southern Africa. We host over 35 meetings each year in UK focused on practical issues of trading or doing business in sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers include African Ministers, HMG Government officials and leading business people. Our exciting calendar of dynamic, interactive events throughout the year provides members with a unique platform to directly exchange thoughts and ideas with our speakers as well as other Business Council for Africa members.