Rwanda Finance Limited and Africa Legal announce the launch of their second research collaboration highlighting the current realities and future opportunities for capital deployment in African markets.
The report, entitled “Achieving and Facilitating Pan-African Investment”, combines unique data analysis and insights from a global research survey with interviews and commentary from leading voices in the African investment landscape.
“Most international investors using non-African entities to support their capital deployment”
This research describes the growth trends in the deployment of pan-African capital, further exploring the sectors and jurisdictions that are attracting the most investment, while introducing the facilitators, advisors, and structures that support this financing.
Despite the influx of large sums of money through foreign direct investment (FDI), this groundbreaking report shows that few of these funds are handled or facilitated by African lawyers, accountants, and financiers, with most international investors using non-African entities to support their capital deployment.
“Development finance institutions are expected to be the driving force behind capital flows to African markets over the next five years”
The report also demonstrates the growing importance of development finance institutions (DFIs), as, following recent G8 commitments, these organizations are expected to be the driving force behind capital flows to African markets over the next five years. The report is the second in a series of three papers produced in collaboration between KIFC and Africa Legal, which examines the importance of international financial centers in accelerating development in Africa.
Commenting on the collaboration, Hortense Mudenge, COO of Rwanda Finance Limited, said: “As we embarked on this research journey, we knew it would be rich in lessons learned and provide a fresh perspective on Africa. In this second edition of our research series, we highlight the key players involved in capital deployment and reveal the barriers and solutions to pan-African capital flows. Thanks to our trusted partner Africa Legal, our readers are in for a treat.”
“Provides insight into where lawyers, financiers, and funders need to position themselves to ensure future relevance and opportunity realization”
Scott Cowan, managing director and co-founder of Africa Professional Services Group (which includes Africa Legal), adds: “When we began this long-term collaboration with Rwanda Finance Limited and the Kigali International Finance Centre, we were all excited about the prospect of supporting a true African success story and taking on another opportunity to showcase the skill, excellence and passion of our pan-African legal community. With this second report, we have access to even more robust data that not only presents the current investment landscape, but also provides insight into where lawyers, financiers, and funders need to position themselves to ensure future relevance and opportunity realization.”
To read the full report ‘Realising and Facilitating Pan-African Investment’ – click here
To read the first report in the series, titled ‘A Modern Africa. A Modern IFC’ – click here