Embracing local partnerships, bridging East Africa’s information gap to unravel the region’s investment potential

Inflation back to single digits and resurgence in growth continues
The region has succeeded in taming the inflation levels from double digit of 30.5 per cent, 19.8 per cent and 19.7 per cent for Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya in 2011 to 5.5 per cent, 5.7 per cent and 8.0 per cent. Continue reading

Oil and gas to continue fuelling East Africa’s M&As

The M&A sub sector on the African continent has been dominated by Britain (437 deals worth USD 30.5 billion), France (141 deals worth USD 30.47 billion) and now China (49 deals worth USD 20.8 billion) over the past decade. Most recently, Kenyan and South African firms have been at the forefront of the deals within East Africa one of Africa’s fastest growing blocs. Continue reading

Exit strategies: one of many thorns in East Africa’s P.E. side

 

Overall the deal value of Private Equity transactions in 2012 in Sub Saharan Africa moved southwards of the 2011 performance by 62.6 per cent, to USD 1.1 bn. The number of deals was also 12.1 per cent below those of 2011, where 66 deals were done. Continue reading

East Africa’s Road to Middle Class Status through Infrastructural Development.

East Africa’s infrastructure lags behind that of Southern and Western Africa across a range of indicators. This has not stopped the region from posting faster growth rates than the two regions. However, if East Africa’s infrastructure is improved to the level of the strongest performing country in Africa (Mauritius), regional growth performance would be boosted by six percentage points with power making the strongest contribution. (Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic, AICD) Continue reading

East Africa, resilient amidst the Global Economic Storm

East Africa is no doubt one of the fastest growing regions on the continent, with a GDP growth rate for the bloc averaging 6.3 per cent, compared to 4.9 per cent for the continent as of 2010. Even with the tough economic times, the economies still grew at 3.2 per cent, 4.4 per cent, 6.4 per cent and 8.6 per cent respectively for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, according to IMF.

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