We have, operating in Africa over many decades, built up perhaps the largest network of Africa Investors globally. On this page we explain who these investors are, what and where they invest in and how you can meet them both online and also physically.
Read on to learn more about how you can Apply for Funding from major investors using our AFSIC African Investments Dashboard (FREE). How you can join our Africa Business Community (FREE) so that you can keep up to date with business and investment opportunities in Africa, how to get and add your own “calls for investment and business” on our Africa Business Opportunities Dashboard (FREE), and learn more about our flagship AFSIC – Investing in Africa event which has become a major conduit of investment into Africa, as well as the investment and business trips that we make across Africa. Why not subscribe now ?
Subscribe Now for Business Opportunities!
Want to Connect with Africa Investors – Join our Africa Business Community FREE today !
Looking for investors to grow your business in Africa? Do you want global promotion of your company’s goods, products, or services? Then JOIN our Africa Business Community Today FREE. Once you have joined you can use our Africa Business Opportunities Dashboard to add “Calls for Business” that we will promote across our Dashboards, Portals and Websites FREE. Have a look at some already added. If you represent a company with a strong operational track record or recognised management team and you want to apply for funding from many of Africa’s most experienced investors then add your details to the AFSIC African Investments Dashboard. You can always search for a relevant investor in our Africa Business Community
If you are just looking for information on African Investors then read on…….
Regulated Institutional Investor?
Regulated institutional investors are encouraged to register on our AFSIC African Investment Dashboard in order to receive investment opportunities from across Africa direct into your inbox.
African Investors - Who Invests in Africa and How to Meet Investors in Africa
Types of African Investors
There are a variety of different types of investor focused on African investment opportunities. As well as individual investors (otherwise known as retail or private investors) there are a range of very important investors….:
- Africa based investors, while a substantial amount of investment in Africa comes from outside Africa, local asset management companies, including African pension funds, and other regulated investors based in Africa are increasingly important investors in Africa. Their investments are often restricted to the country in which they are based;
- Banks, almost entirely financed on Debt and Project Finance;
- Charitable Foundations, Not for Profit organisations, Philanthropists, Development Agencies or Grant Making Bodies. These organisations are focused on the positive impact that they can achieve by investing (or giving grants) in specific projects in Africa; they might invest in debt or equity instruments offering high social benefits but with the expectation of achieving lower returns than commercial investors, back impact focused funds, or provide grants;
- Corporate Investors, these are companies that invest in Africa in order to grow their own business; for example Coca-Cola;
- Credit Funds, or Debt Investors. These are investors who invest in debt instruments (also known as credit or fixed income);
- Development Banks, these can be both internal or external to Africa;
- Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), generally the investment arms of wealthy sovereign countries, e.g. the British CDC, historically one of the most important Africa investors;
- Family Offices. These are the investment arms of wealthy individuals who are often prepared to take a higher level of risk than more conventional investors; many Family Offices are also focused on positive impact and will therefore accept lower returns on investments as long as the investment provides positive social returns;
- Fund of Funds, or GP’s (General Partners). These are investors who invest into investment funds, or investment holding companies, as opposed to investing directly into underlying investments;
- Hedge Funds; often focused on larger investments into public listed investments in Africa, credit investment opportunities or currency trades.
- Impact Investors, including those focused on Socially Responsible Investing and ESG investments;
- International Financial Institutions (IFIs); such as the IFC, EIB etc;
- Philanthropic Investors and Not for Profit investors; these investors are focused on the positive impact that they are making, and are perhaps less focused on obtaining the best return on their investment in monetary terms;
- Private Equity Investors who invest directly into companies that are not publicly listed on a stock exchange;
- Public Equity Investors; these are investors who only invest in African companies whose shares are listed on a stock exchange;
- Single Sector Investment specialists; for instance global real estate investors, mining investors who look at investment opportunities in their chosen sector in Africa as well as other parts of the world;
- Sharia Investors whose focus is on investment in line with the Sharia values;
- Sovereign Wealth Funds, these funds are investing on behalf of their own nation, some of these are based in Africa (e.g. Public Investment Corporation of South Africa) others are outside of Africa (e.g. the Norwegian Pension Fund);
- Venture Capital Funds, also known as Angel Investors, Seed, Start Up, Concept, Greenfield or Early Stage Investors;
Our team has built an extensive list of the most important investors in Africa, and can work with you to assist you target the correct investors for your project. Please Contact Us for more information.
Subscribe Now for Business Opportunities!
Business Sector Preference
- Africa Agriculture, including dairy, sugar, coffee, livestock, soya, tea, cocoa, palm oil, cattle, chicken, horticulture etc
- Agro Processing
- Aquaculture, including fishing
- Africa Banking
- Africa Climate Change/Green Industry
- Africa Commodities
- Communications, including Africa Telecoms, internet etc
- Africa Construction
- Creative Businesses, including Arts, Film, Fashion, Music, TV
- Africa Ecommerce
- Africa Education
- Africa Energy, including Power, Africa Renewable Energy, Africa Solar Energy, Africa Wind
- Environmental Services
- Extractive Industries, including Forestry, Mining, Oil and Gas
- Fashion, including brands
- Financial Services
- Africa Fintech
- FMCG and Consumer
- Food and Drink
- Africa Health, including Pharmaceuticals, hospitals etc
- Hospitality, including Restaurants etc
- Africa Housing, including affordable housing, student housing
- Africa Infrastructure, including Ports, Railways, Roads etc
- Africa Insurance
- Investment Management
- Africa Logistics
- Africa Manufacturing
- Africa Microfinance
- Oil and Gas – Upstream and Downstream
- Africa Power
- Real Estate
- Security & Cybersecurity
- Smart Cities
- Sports, including fitness
- Africa Tourism & Hospitality, including hotels, lodges, resorts, and game reserves
- Africa Trade Finance
- Africa Transport, including Africa logistics, railways, motor vehicles, trucking, taxis etc
- Africa Waste