2017 East African Investor Trip
The September 2017 African Investments’ East African Investor Trip was attended by a total of 90 delegates. Local and international groups gave presentations on over 30 investment opportunities in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia covering the Infrastructure, Power and Renewable Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas and Agriculture sectors. These presentations were interspersed with contextual presentations from law firms, accounting firms and government investment agencies which highlighted government priorities and incentives for foreign investment, the local economic climate, tax issues and strategies for navigating the local investment process.
Deal sizes were primarily in the range USD 5M to USD 30M with a strong weighting on private equity placements for early-stage to advanced renewable energy projects (hydro, geothermal, waste to energy and biofuel), “last mile” solar power solutions and high yield agriculture projects.
Following a full day of investment presentations in Kigali, Dar es Salaam and Addis Ababa, site visits to investment projects offered captive time with high quality investee companies and provided investors with firsthand, in-country experiences. Delegates visited the Rwanda Mountain Tea Factory, Giciye I and II hydropower stations, Trust Industries and Afriprecast manufacturing plants and the Special Economic Zone in Rwanda, the AKM Glitters Chicken Hatchery and Feed Mill in Tanzania and Cambridge Industries’ Reppie Waste to Energy plant in Ethiopia.