Africa

Africa is the second-largest continent and is home to people from a diverse range of ethnicities, languages and cultures. The African continent is known for being exceptionally rich in natural resources and for its vast gold, diamond, platinum and copper reserves. It also has a massive, untapped supply of natural gas and oil and a large educated labor force. For investors around the globe, investing in Africa has become the ‘final frontier’ as other emerging markets like China and India are maturing.

Countries in Africa

Unlike Europe or the Americas, investments in Africa greatly vary from country to country. The wealthiest countries on the African continent are Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. Egypt offers investment opportunities in areas including renewable energy, agriculture and major infrastructure projects. Manufacturing and financial services are key players in Morocco while the technology sector in Nigeria is rapidly catching up with the rest of the world, as investments in agriculture and manufacturing continue to thrive. Improved stability and economic reforms in recent years have resulted in a drastic increase in foreign investment in Africa.

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Botswana

Find out more about the investment potential of Botswana. Learn about the companies and investors interested in this African country. Botswana

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Ethiopia

Learn about the economic history of Ethiopia and its investment potential. Read about some of the most significant investments made in this African country.

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Morocco

Learn about the economic history of Morocco and the country’s investment potential. Read about the companies and investors focused on this North African country.

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The African continent covers 20% of the world’s land area and includes 54 fully recognized countries, nine territories and two de facto independent states.

Companies Investing in Africa

With abundant mineral resources, low labor costs and high industry growth rates, Africa is home to vast investment opportunities. A growing list of leading international companies continues to benefit from the unique investment prospects on offer in Africa. This growing list includes McDonalds, Multichoice, Microsoft, Uber, and Procter & Gamble. The international vehicle manufacturing industry in Africa also continues to thrive with industry giants like Ford, BMW, Nissan, Daimler, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz all making on-going, large-scale investments.

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Newtown Partners

Find out more about Newtown Partners, a Cape Town-based investment company with a strong focus on tech entrepreneurship.

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Novastar Ventures

Novastar Ventures

Novastar Ventures is a Kenyan VC company focused on backing African ventures with a positive social impact.

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EchoVC Partners

EchoVC Partners is a Nigeria-based venture capital company led by Eghosa Omoigui. Learn more about EchoVC.

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AHL Venture Partners

Find out more about AHL Venture Partners, a Canadian impact investment company with vested interests in 27 countries throughout Africa.

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TriVest

TriVest is a South Africa-based investment company with a strong interest in opportunities based in South Africa, but with the potential to expand throughout Africa.

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According to the World Economic Forum, half of the fastest-growing economies in the world in recent years have been in the African continent.

Investors with Interest in Africa

Africa offers a massive selection of investment opportunities and has become a prime destination for emerging markets investors. As African trade barriers are falling, intra-African trade begins to hold enormous potential. Driven by socio-economic transformation and a digital revolution, Africa is catching up to the rest of the world and even the smallest African economies are picking up and drawing investors from across the globe. France, China, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom are showing particular interest in the emerging markets in Africa.

Farouq Hassan

Farouq Hassan

Farouq Hassan is an Egyptian investor interested in technology. Read about his life and significant investments.

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Omar Cissé – Founder and CEO of InTouch

Omar Cissé

Omar Cissé is an African businessman and investor. Read more about his life, business ventures and investments.

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Gilles Berdugo - Moroccan/English Angel Investor

Gilles Berdugo

Gilles Berdugo is an English/Moroccan angel investor who focuses on investments in startups that have potential to make a positive impact

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Jérôme Mouthon

Jérôme Mouthon

Jérôme Mouthon is an entrepreneur and investor based in Morocco. Read about his business ventures and investments.

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Saloua Karkri-Belkeziz

Saloua Karkri-Belkeziz

Gilles Berdugo is an English/Moroccan angel investor who focuses on investments in startups that have potential to make a positive impact

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Kenza Lahlou

Kenza Lahlou

Kenza Lahlou is a Moroccan angel investor and the co-founder and managing partner of Outlierz ventures.

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Dr. Yaya Moussa – Founder & President of Africa Prime

Dr. Yaya Moussa

Dr. Yaya Moussa is an entrepreneur and finance specialist with decades of international experience. Dr. Moussa has worked in finance for the major part of his career before focusing on his own business ventures.

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Errol Damelin - Early Stage Investor

Errol Damelin

One of Europe’s shrewdest early-stage technology investors, Errol Damelin is regarded a discreet and successful serial investor and founder

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Eghosa Omoigui

Eghosa Omoigui

Eghosa Omoigui is an African investor located in Lagos, Nigeria. Read about Omoigui’s business interests and most significant investments.

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Africa’s resources, security challenges, and economic opportunities ensure that its global importance will increase in the coming decades.

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Read our featured stories from around Africa, and discover the latest investment developments and trends that may help shape your view of the region.

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