Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is nearing an agreement to buy about a 10 percent stake in ACWA Power International ahead of an initial public offering by the Riyadh-based energy producer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The...
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Harith General Partners (Harith), acting on behalf of its portfolio company Aldwych Holdings Limited, are pleased to announce final close of the merger of their respective electricity generation assets into a new operating company,...
South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced that its planned interruption of bulk supply to Khai Ma Local Municipality has been suspended after a sustainable payment agreement has been reached.    “Interruptions due to non-payment of Khai Ma Local Municipality’s...
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd. (SIPML) Mr Eric Fajemisin, said the firm invested 12.5 percent of its Assets Under Management (AUM) worth N2.53 trillion, representing N350 billion, into the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Speaking at...
By David Haglund Emerging markets offer a broad opportunity set for investors. However, many investors focus on the high-profile stories in Asia and Latin America, overlooking potential opportunities in other regions, as Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s David Haglund explains. He...
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd.’s infant formula business has drawn interest from companies including Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc and Perrigo Co., as the largest African drugmaker evaluates options for the business, people familiar with the matter said. Family-owned French dairy group Lactalis and Australia’s...
On 2 July, the PSA Group – manufacturer of the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands – produced its first vehicle assembled in Morocco at the brand new factory in Kenitra’s Atlantic Free Zone (AFZ), north of Rabat. Commercial production...
With the US and China slapping tariffs on each other and agreements like NAFTA being revised, free trade isn’t likely to emerge unscathed. Africa, however, is bucking the trend with its African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Last month, forty-four African heads...
Orange wants to be much more than a telecoms operator in Africa. We want to be a provider of essential services for our customers.” – Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa. As part of its diversification plan...
A privately-owned Nigerian producer of building materials, Ibeto Cement Co. Ltd, has signed a deal to get $850 million in financing from Milost Global Inc, a New York-based private equity firm. According to Bloomberg, Milost will provide $500 million in equity and $350 million as debt to...
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