IFC has signed an agreement with the Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC) that will help companies enhance their reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, paving the way for more green investments—a key component in Morocco's COVID-19 recovery strategy.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, has announced a $100m minority equity investment in Alfa Medical Group (AMG) alongside healthcare investor Africa Platform Capital, the family office of Simon Rowlands.
DFC and Shell Foundation launch new collaboration to accelerate access to renewable energy and gender Inclusion
The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Shell Foundation have announced a new collaboration to bring affordable renewable energy to more than 5 million people in low-income areas of Africa and Asia by 2025.
The Mastercard Foundation has invested $10.5m in I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) Fund to support businesses in the education sector to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
FinDev Canada has invested $12m in Miro Forestry Developments, a West-African sustainable forestry and timber products business with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone.
The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub in partnership with DFC, has announced its first co-investment project with Stichting Cordaid to increase the access to finance by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, and Sierra Leone.
The OPEC Fund for International Development has supported Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) with a $50m loan to help finance and build infrastructure needed for Africa’s post-Covid recovery.
Finnfund and Norfund have increased their senior debt facility from $10m to $20m to Starsight, a C&I solar player in West Africa.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has announced a $100m debt commitment to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a joint partnership action plan highlighting their strengthened cooperation and mutual development priorities and a strong shared emphasis on boosting public and private sector investment in Africa.
CDC Group, the UK's impact investor and development finance institution (DFI), has announced a commitment to invest over $1bn again in African businesses in 2021.
The Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), the Danish development finance institution, has led a Series B investment round of $38m in Daystar Power, a provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa.
FMO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have approved $20m in commitments to Ascent Capital's sophomore fund.
InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and Global Logistics Services(GLS) have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Liberian contractor, BMC Group, to enable construction to commence on the Liberia Inland Storage Facility (LISF) project. InfraCo Africa will be the majority shareholder in the project which will develop Liberia’s first open-access commercial warehousing facility and operations.