AFC invests equity or quasi-equity capital in projects or companies operating in its target sectors. AFC deploys capital at the development stage of a project or to fund expansions or buy-outs of existing companies or assets.
Other equity investments typically range from US$1O million to US$50 million and we generally seek to take a significant minority stake.
AFC’s equity investments are tailored to meet the specific requirements of each project or company. We seek to play an active role in adding significant value to each of our investments, working closely with management, sponsors and shareholders. Our partners can expect to benefit significantly from our extensive network of contacts, our solid technical and financial expertise, as well as our strong relationships with governments, development finance institutions, international finance institutions and commercial banks.
AFC brings a unique understanding of the challenges faced by African businesses on the one hand and the requirements of potential investors on the other. This makes AFC the natural partner for infrastructure investment in Africa.
AFC provides financing to developments on a project finance basis, and to existing firms seeking expansion capital. We also arrange external debt to support advisory or other transactions.
AFC has sought to address the wider infrastructure divide by originating, structuring and executing projects in the African power sector….
The DFI community, including the AFC, continues to play the important facilitation role by becoming more and more involved in projects….
As a continent endowed in natural and mineral resources, Africa has the capacity for sustainable growth in industrial output….
Expanding connectivity and energy efficient equipment are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa….
AFC acts as an adviser and financier to a number of leading sponsors seeking to undertake important transactions in the mining and oil and gas industries and associated infrastructure….