Infrastructures


Données mobiles : l’Afrique, grand consommateur en 2021 !

Données mobiles : l'Afrique, grand consommateur en 2021 !

L’Afrique enregistre déjà les plus importants taux de croissance de la consommation des données mobiles. La tendance continuera jusqu’en 2021, selon Cisco, le fabriquant américain d’infrastructure télécoms qui vient de publier un rapport sur les prochaines tendances du flux des données mobiles en 2021.

La technologie mobile n’a pas fini de changer le monde. Dans cinq [...]

Africa Capital Digest Week 3

Africa Capital Digest Week 3

We were reminded of possibilities of Africa’s hospitality sector investment potential for private equity last week with the announcement of Quantum Global Africa Investments Africa Management’s acquisition of the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra from Kingdom Holding Company for a total enterprise value of $100 million. The deal, which closed at the end of December, is the largest open market hotel transaction in [...]

Carlyle buys majority stake in CMC Networks

Carlyle buys majority stake in CMC Networks

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Carlyle buys majority stake in CMC Networks
Posted on December 5, 2016

The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy a majority share in CMC Networks, a South Africa-headquartered provider of managed connectivity services for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions, [...]

McKinsey vante à nouveau le potentiel économique africain malgré la conjoncture

McKinsey vante à nouveau le potentiel économique africain malgré la conjoncture

Le prestigieux cabinet de conseil américain présente jeudi la deuxième édition de son rapport d’analyse très attendu sur les économies africaines. Si la conjoncture est moins favorable qu’en 2010, lors de la première publication, le cabinet continue de plaider pour le potentiel africain dont il préconise certaines réformes.
Six ans après la première édition de son [...]

High-speed connectivity – Key to economic prosperity in Africa

High-speed connectivity – Key to economic prosperity in Africa

A country’s capacity to connect its economy to the internet, and make these services available and accessible to its citizens and businesses, is key to its success in the digital age. Fresh from the relief that South Africa has dodged a ratings downgrade, at least for now, the latest Network Readiness Index from [...]

Tata Comm sells majority stake in its Africa ISP Neotel for $428M

Tata Comm sells majority stake in its Africa ISP Neotel for $428M

Tata Communications has signed an agreement with Liquid Telecom to sell its majority stake in South Africa based telecom provider Neotel for ZAR 6.55 billion.(~$428 million). The deal will allow Liquid Telecom to expand its telecom operations in South Africa, making it the largest pan-African broadband provider once it receives all regulatory and shareholders’ approval.
In [...]

Fonds d’investissement dédiés à l’Afrique : 2015, année record !

Selon la revue “Private Equity International”, ce sont 3,89 milliards de dollars que les fonds d’investissement dédiés exclusivement au continent africain ont levés en 2015.

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3,89 milliards de dollars ! C’est une progression de 51 % par rapport aux 2,57 milliards de dollars levés en 2014. Selon la revue Private Equity International, les fonds champions sont [...]

BBOXX and Oikocredit bring securitization to off-grid African solar

BBOXX and Oikocredit bring securitization to off-grid African solar

Dutch investment firm Oikocredit International teams with London solar innovator BBOXX to turn the growing off-grid solar sector in Africa into an asset class; aim is to raise $2 billion in next five years.

The contracts of BBOXX customers in Africa tied to installment payments are bundled together for investment by Oikocredit, which helps to mitigate [...]

CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia announces US$16m investment

CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia announces US$16m investment

CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia plans to invest US$16 million this year in infrastructure development in order to improve internet connectivity and penetration in the Southern African country.
Managing Director Andrew Kapula also confirmed plans to open more offices in Southern, Northern and Western parts of Zambia.
Kapula told the media that in 2015, the company invested $17 [...]

Opinion: Renewable energy a win-win African investment opportunity

Opinion: Renewable energy a win-win African investment opportunity

This article is based on an interview with Chris Antonopoulos, CEO of Lekela Power, that took place at The Global African Investment Summit on 2 December 2015 in London, United Kingdom. Lekela is a majority investor in large renewable energy projects, with an exclusive focus on Africa.
The renewable energy sector is gaining traction in many African [...]