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Tana Africa Capital was established in 2011 as a joint venture between the Oppenheimer Family and Temasek Holdings. Throughout its history, Tana has invested in a portfolio spanning the agribusiness, FMCG, retail and education sectors with operations in more than 20 countries across North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since 2015, the Accelerator has brought together WFP staff, experts from academia and representatives from the private sector and civil society to jointly develop and refine solutions. Using the latest methods and technology, new ideas for sustainable aid are concretised in the creative think tank. The needs of the hungry are at the forefront. All projects are tested in practice at an early stage. This allows results to be obtained quickly about their impact, while keeping costs as low as possible.
Since 2009, VFD Group has been building an industry-agnostic proprietary investment company, with a portfolio of over 40 businesses across different sectors and geographies, creating innovative products and solutions for the African marke.
Africa50 was established by African governments and the African Development Bank to help bridge Africa’s infrastructure funding gap by facilitating project development, mobilizing public and private sector finance, and investing in infrastructure on the continent. Africa50 focuses on medium- to large-scale projects that have a significant development impact and that provide an appropriate risk-adjusted return to investors.
The Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation AVCO represents the interests of Austrian private equity companies. AVCO aims to represent private equity and venture capital activities and issues. It also promotes the exchange of ideas and cooperation between members and an interested private equity and venture capital community.
Allianz Capital Partners is one of the Allianz Group’s alternative equity asset managers and part of Allianz Global Investors. 50 billion euros. Our investment focus is on private equity, infrastructure and renewable energy. Our investment strategy aims to generate attractive, long-term and stable returns for our clients.
The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association – BVK is the face and voice of the private equity industry in Germany. If you click on “members” you will find all the companies that finance in Africa. Many important companies have their headquarters in Munich.
Moonfare is the leading global platform for private equity investing. With a dedicated team of more than 140 people and strong strategic partnerships, we are now active in nearly 20 countries.
AfricaGrow is a fund of funds domiciled in Germany, which aims to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups on the African continent, by investing in Pan-African regional and country-specific private equity and venture capital funds with proven track records and capacities. The Fund intends to have a catalytic effect on the emerging and dynamic African SME and start-up ecosystem, and thus contribute to the promotion of jobs and income, as well as strengthening sustainable economic growth.
ANDRAE PROJECT FINANCE GmbH provides the new way of financing: Financial Advisory Service! Is banking independent, works with all financing organisations, without receiving provision. Contributes to improve the creditworthiness of your country as well as company and strengthens the power of self-financing.
exficon GmbH is an advisory firm based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, specialized on structuring and arranging tailor-made financing solutions for export and project finance transactions in emerging economies and developing countries with a strong focus on Africa. Over the last 10 years, our team has achieved a coverage of 25+ countries across the African continent and has successfully realized many projects with commercial banks and development financing institutions. We do not only share the enthusiasm for your project – we multiply it !
With “Consulting Vouchers Africa”, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK) promotes external consulting services for small and medium-sized enterprises in the commercial sector, including the skilled trades, in order to enable them to receive needs-oriented advice on their economic projects in Africa.
Export Bavaria 3.0 – Go International
Up to 40,000 euros in funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is what the Go International programme offers for opening up new target markets abroad. The project of the Bavarian Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and the Chambers of Crafts thus promotes the internationalisation strategy of SMEs.
The European Commission has set out the Global Gateway, a new European strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and to strengthen health, education and research systems across the world. The EU is stepping up its offer to its partners with major investments in infrastructure development around the world. Between 2021 and 2027, Team Europe, meaning the EU institutions and EU Member States jointly, will mobilise up to EUR 300 billion of investments.
AfricaConnect provides financing support on attractive terms to European companies in both their existing and planned activities in Africa. It promotes and facilitates local investments in a targeted manner, offering tailored financing solutions without red tape.
BACB is an international wholesale bank. We provide international trade solutions to clients who want to trade in and out of developing markets. Enabling trade in developing markets.
Export credit guarantees, also known as Hermes Cover, have been a proven foreign trade promotion instrument of the Federal Republic of Germany for decades. German companies use them to insure their export transactions against economic and political risks.
LfA Förderbank Bayern supports SMEs and freelancers in Bavaria who contribute to the competitiveness of the location with their foreign investments. With the universal loan from LfA Förderbank Bayern, you can also invest abroad at low interest rates. LfA Förderbank Bayern can also assume a share of the risk in the financing of foreign investments through liability releases or guarantees.
We offer financing, advice and support to private sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. Our customers can rely on our expertise: They can benefit from our market knowledge, our 21 locations worldwide and our international network. For entrepreneurial success and developmen.
KfW IPEX supports the German and European economy with project and export financings. We pave the way for companies entering difficult countries, all the while helping make Germany’s export economy successful.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests in changing lives. Our operations span agribusiness, infrastructure, transport and many other sectors. We are world leaders in climate finance. All our activities will be aligned with the Paris Agreement from the end of 2022 and we plan to be a majority green bank by 2025.
KCB Bank was formed on the premise of these values: inspiration, simplicity and friendliness. KCB’s regional units in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. The group also owns KCB Insurance Agency, KCB Capital, KCB Foundation, National Bank of Kenya and all associate companies
Our Vision: To be the Trade Finance Bank for Africa. Mission Statement: To stimulate a consistent expansion, diversification and development of African trade, while operating as a first class, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a center of excellence in African trade matters.
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
The Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group is the largest banking group in the country. As a universal banking group, Raiffeisen offers its customers a comprehensive range of financial services. Benefit from the comprehensive services of your local Raiffeisen bank and the innovative offers in the digital area.
As a European export and trade bank, AKA is active in more than 70 countries around the world. It is a reliable partner to its customers in its role as a specialised institution for export finance – expanding steadily and solidly. AKA continues to operate in its segment in close cooperation with you. For this reason, we keep you posted here on all the latest developments.
Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and offers considerable economic potential – also for German SMEs. But the diverse continent also poses a number of challenges. Two experts from the Sparkassen reveal what entrepreneurs need to watch out for.
What once began as a small private bank in Munich is now Merkur Bank, one of the largest owner-managed private banks in Germany. With competent advice in Bavaria, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony and Thuringia on all questions of investment and financing.
Association of German Banks. We represent more than 200 private commercial banks and eleven member associations.
The Bavarian Bankers’ Association represents the interests of the approximately 70 private banks operating in Bavaria, which in turn employ approximately 24,000 people. These are major banks, regional and specialist banks, Pfandbrief banks, private bankers and branches of foreign banks.
DZ BANK is the central institution of the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken Cooperative Financial Network and the central bank for all of the approximately 800 cooperative banks in Germany, in which it holds a majority interest. In addition, it serves companies and institutions as a commercial bank.
GLS Bank: Sustainable company, sustainable bank. Together we are changing the economy: socially, ecologically, fairly.
ODDO BHF – with its decades of proven Africa expertise, also for small and medium-sized markets – is on hand with the most experienced German-speaking Africa team to provide European companies with advice and support.
Commerzbank is the leading bank for the German Mittelstand and a strong partner for around 30,000 corporate client groups and around 11 million private and small-business customers in Germany. Commerzbank transacts approximately 30 per cent of Germany’s foreign trade and is present internationally in almost 40 countries in the corporate clients’ business.
BayernLB is a major investment financier for the Bavarian and German economy. Our customers – companies, financial institutions, investors, savings banks and the public sector – are at the centre of our sustainable approach. As a stable and financially strong bank with international activities, we work efficiently and think long-term.
HypoVereinsbank is part of UniCredit, a pan-European Commercial Bank with a unique service. Our purpose is to empower communities to progress, delivering the best-in-class for all stakeholders, unlocking the potential of our clients and our people across Europe. We serve over 15 million customers worldwide.
AAA Intergalactic Investments Group is the first financial group dedicated to interplanetary and intergalactic infrastructure. We bring tremendous business opportunities and capital solutions together with integrity. AAA Intergalactic Investments Group’s primary mission is to promote a fair funding system enabling industrialisation.
GreenTec Capital Partners invests in African start-ups and SMEs with a focus on combining social and environmental impact with financial success. We use capacity building, process optimization and a diverse team of international experts to help them implement and adapt the latest technologies to their models so they can extend their value chains and have more impact locally.
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) is the pan-African industry body with a mission to champion and enable private investment in Africa. AVCA plays a significant role as a champion and effective change agent for the industry, educating, equipping and connecting members and stakeholders with independent industry research, best practice training programmes, and exceptional networking opportunities.
The Ecobank Group is a full-service banking group focused on Middle Africa. It provides wholesale, retail, investment and transactional banking services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), local corporates, multinationals, governments and financial institutions.
Ecobank currently has a presence in 35 African countries, a banking license in Paris and international offices in London, Dubai and Beijing, to support the global businesses of its corporate customers.
AfricInvest is among the leading asset management firms for PE, VC and Private Credit in Africa having raised US$2bn. Founded 28 years ago, AfricInvest has made over 180 investments, and completed more than 100 exits in almost 30 countries across the African continent in a variety of sectors. AfricInvest contributes to significant socio-economic development thanks to revenue growth and profitability improvement across its portfolio companies, as well as an integrated focus on sustainable impact. The Group operates through AfricInvest’s eight offices across the continent and two offices in Europe and the US which impart deep experience and relationships, sectoral expertise, and environmental, social and governance improvements for investee companies.
Oragroup is present in 12 countries in West and Central Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory
Coast, Chad, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and
Togo) and in four monetary zones (WAEMU, CEMAC, Guinea Conakry and Mauritania).
Lightrock is a global private equity platform and invests in companies, that pursue scalable and technology driven business models around three key impact themes that are central to building a better tomorrow: people, planet and productivity. Within these themes, they focus on key sectors that offer disproportional value creation opportunities and positive impact in response to pressing social and environmental problems.
The EIB works closely with other EU institutions to foster European integration, promote the development of the EU and support EU policies in over 160 countries around the world. EIB offers loans, guarantees, equity investments and advisory services.
The African Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institute headquartered in Cote d’Ivoire. The AfDB provides African governments and private companies financial services.
KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. KfW has been committed to improving economic, social and environmental living conditions across the globe on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states since 1948. KfW, on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), has launched the Africa CIRR export financing programme, which aims to strengthen economic cooperation with Africa.
Deutsche Bank employs well over 200 staff to provide banking services to our clients on the African continent. We have teams in our Johannesburg, South Africa office and representative offices in Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt. Last year, Deutsche Bank was named Best Foreign Investment Bank in Africa at the EMEA Finance Magazine African Banking Awards for the second consecutive year. Deutsche Bank named Best Foreign Investment Bank in Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Niger.