In this edition of Africa Global Funds, we met with Sam Parker, CEO of Shell Foundation, an independent charity, established in 2000 by the Shell Group. The Foundation works to create and scale new solutions to global development challenges by applying business thinking to major social and environmental issues linked to energy and mobility. The Foundation deploys between $40 to $45m a year - 70% of which is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read on to find more about some of the exciting projects in Africa on pp. 14-15.
In this month’s issue, we also spoke with Standard Bank’s Llewellyn Ford, Adam Bateman and Hari Chaitanya about African asset servicing industry, tech innovation and services on offer on p. 13.
Meanwhile, Tim Staermose of ST Funds Management wrote an article about the new bull market in commodities that appears underway, and how that is generally bullish for African equities markets. Read on pp. 16-17.
On the fundraising front, we spoke with Imara Asset Management about the launch of a new Fintech fund, which targets high quality companies with scale-able technology. Find more about the Fund’s strategy and investment opportunities on p.22.
Finally, James Rae shares his views on how private equity should approach agriculture in Africa on p.23.