Africa investor releases African Infrastructure Investment Awards 2019 shortlist


Cape Town, South Africa, One & Only Hotel; 3 September 2019: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced the highly-anticipated release of the shortlisted candidates for the 2019 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The Awards will be presented during the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension


Fund Leaders’ Summit on the 3 rd September 2019 in Cape Town – South Africa, which will run to the eve of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF).

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are a unique platform for infrastructure investors,financiers, operators and governments, in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sector to gauge and compare their performance, achievements and investment success stories. The 2019 Ai Awards will showcase African public and private sector, project investment innovations and the growing international competitiveness of African infrastructure as an investable asset class.

Commenting on the awards shortlist Hubert Danso, Ai, CEO and Vice Chairman said, “Africa investor is delighted to note that Ai is successfully attracting and seeing many new entrants participating in Africa’s infrastructure investment opportunities. We wish all the nominees best with their entries.”

The prestigious, highly sought-after Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards formally recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa. The Awards reward the institutions and personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure investment

Data sourced from: DEALOGIC & ACURIS

See below for the full shortlist.

CATEGORY 1 – Ai Advisor of the Year
1. Lazard
2. Citi Group
3. LionTree Advisors LLC
4. Rothschild & Co
5. Bowmans Law
6. HSBC Group
7. Standard Chartered Bank
8. Standard Bank
9. Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10. Fieldstone

CATEGORY 2 – Ai Bank Arranger of the Year
1. ABSA Bank Ltd
2. Nedbank CIB
3. Standard Chartered Bank
4. Standard Bank Group Ltd
5. New Development Bank NDB
6. Attijariwafa Bank SA
7. HSBC Group
8. Rand Merchant Bank RMB
9. Société Générale
10. Afrexim Bank

CATEGORY 3 – Ai Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year
1. Africa50
2. WSP
3. Telkom & SGTM
4. Platinum Power
5. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)
6. Nedbank
7. Uganda’s People’s Defence Force
8. Microsoft
9. Enel
10. Finasi Roko Construction SPV Limited

CATEGORY 4 – Ai ICT/Telecoms Deal of the Year
1. Liquid Telecom South Africa
2. Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority
3. Airtel & Telecom
4. Jumia
5. Lebashe Investment Group
6. Rectron
7. MTN Nigeria
8. AirtelTigo Ghana
9. Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa
10. Paratus Group

CATEGORY 5 – Ai Transport Deal of the Year
1. African Development Bank (ADB)
2. China Communication Construction Company (CCCC)
3. SBC Uganda
4. GE Transport
5. Kenya Ports Authority
6. Wesgro
7. Themis Transport
8. Transnet
9. China Road and Bridge Corporation
10. De Beers Group

CATEGORY 6 – Ai Power Deal of the Year
1. Econet
2. Themis
3. Globaleq
4. Enel Green Power
5. Actis
6. Mainstream Renewable Power
7. African Development Bank (AfDB)
8. Nachtigal hydroelectric plant
9. Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
10. SN Power

CATEGORY 7 – Ai Infrastructure Fund of the Year
1. Africa50
2. Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund
3. Africa Finance Corporation
4. Harith
5. AP Moller Capital Africa Infrastructure Fund
6. Actis
7. African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
8. Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
9. Meridiam
10. Climate Investor One

CATEGORY 8 – Ai African Project Development Financier of the Year
1. Africa50
2. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
3. Denham Capital
4. Africa Finance Corporation
5. Rand Merchant Bank RMB
6. Standard Chartered
7. China Development Bank
8. InfraCo Africa
9. Trade Development Bank
10. IFC InfraVentures

CATEGORY 9 – Ai Pension Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of The Year
1. NSSF Uganda
2. Kenya Power Pension Fund
3. Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium
4. Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund
5. Rwanda Social Security Board
6. Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)
7. Eskom Pension and Provident Fund
8. Namibia Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF)
9. Alexander Forbes
10. KENGEN Staff Retirement Pension Scheme

CATEGORY 10 – Ai Sovereign Wealth Fund Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
1. Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
2. Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority
3. Pula Fund Botswana
4. Kenya Sovereign Wealth Fund
6. Agaciro Development Fund
7. FONSIS Senegal
8. Egyptian Sovereign Wealth Fund
9. Equatorial Guinea Fund for Future Generations
10.Uganda Petroleum Fund

CATEGORY 11 – African Developer of the Year
1. African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
2. Lake Turkana Wind Power
3. Investec Energy
4. EDF
5. Themis
6. SN Power
7. Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
8. Eleqtra
9. Globaleq
10. Mainstream Renewable Power

CATEGORY 12 – Ai Regional Infrastructure Investment Initiative of the Year
1. Themis
2. GE Africa ( Bateka Gorge)
5. Trade Development Bank – TDB
6. African Development Bank
7. Southern Africa Power Pool
8. Ethiopian Roads Authority
9. Energy Environment Partnership Africa
10. Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)

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