Sponsors and Partners

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities
The Africa Investment Exchange serves a constituency who are directly involved in African project development and finance.

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Contact Nick Carn for further details on how we can increase your organisation’s profile at these high level exchanges.
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2014 Sponsors
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Actis invests exclusively in the emerging markets. With a growing portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America; it currently has US$6.5bn funds under management.
Combining the expertise of over 100 investment professionals in nine countries, Actis identifies investment opportunities in three areas: private equity, energy and real estate.
Since 2002 Actis has deployed US$1.4 billion in 26 energy transactions, across 19 countries generating 13,300 MW capacity and distributing electricity to over 3 million connection points. In the electricity distribution sector, Actis is a significant investor in Eneo (Cameroon), Energuate (Guatemala), and Umeme (Uganda).
Actis backs quality businesses, bringing financial and social benefits to investors, consumers and communities. It calls this the positive power of capital.

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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. 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. In addition to our lawyers in New York, London, Paris, Dubai, Houston and other commercial centers, who provide a coordinated and experienced approach to achieving our clients’ business objectives in Africa, our firm maintains the DLA Piper Africa Group, an alliance of leading law firms in Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

FMOFMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. FMO believes a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. FMO focuses on three sectors that have high development impact: financial institutions, energy, and agribusiness, food & water. With an investment portfolio of EUR 6.3 billion, FMO is one of the largest European bilateral private sector development banks.

InfraCo_smInfraCo 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 irrigated farming and market gardens in Zambia, 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. To find out more about what we can do, contact us at info@infracoafrica.com.

Partners

sublogoAfrica Assets was founded in 2011 in recognition of the rapidly growing demand for reliable information on private equity and venture capital in sub-Saharan Africa. The africa-assets.com website provides news, analysis, commentary and data on Africa’s PE/VC industry. It also serves as a platform to facilitate communication and collaboration amongst industry players.

RASThe Royal African Society is Britain’s prime Africa organisation.Our goal is to promote Africa in business, politics, culture and academia. We are a membership society that works to foster better understanding and strong relationships between Britain, Africa and the world.

Our in-depth knowledge of the continent and our collaborative approach to programmes and partnerships make us the first choice for anyone who wants to engage, understand, celebrate or learn more about Africa.

Our diverse and engaged membership body is made up of people and organisations, big and small, who are passionate about Africa and its future.Among our members are people from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, both Africans and non-Africans, including business leaders, eminent academics, politicians, civil servants, teachers and students, health professionals, journalists and writers, artists and musicians.

BCA-newThe 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.

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